Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
Charlie Gard, 11 months and 24 day-old baby boy: 2016 August 4 – 2017 July 28.
After his ventilator was disconnected, Charlie Gard died of suffocation, not of any untreatable illness, mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, which he had.
His condition deteriorated partly because in February physicians decided they will not continue exploring options for treatment because his time was up.
According to the physicians and judges, declining to treat Charlie Gard was in Charlie‘s best interest.
How refusing to administer healthcare is in the best interest of the patient remains a mute point.
Remembering Charlie Gard, Theresa Marie [Terri] Schiavo and every other person starved or suffocated to death by guardians, doctors and judges.
When Terri Schiavo died in 2005 March 31, following 15 days of dehydration and starvation on the removal of her feeding tube, my thoughts were:
That is what happens when a woman has a dog for a guardian.
With Charlie Gard, I simply broke down into tears.