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Thread #162443   Message #3866784
Posted By: Senoufou
18-Jul-17 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Subject: RE: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
I believe the American doctor has now examined the child, and will do so again today. He will communicate his findings and assessment to the judge, who has said he will pronounce his decision on 24th July.

I agree with you Tattie, the medical ethics dilemmas nowadays brought about by advanced technology impose almost impossible burdens on the family, judges' rulings and hospital resources.

Obviously one holds the view that life is precious and sacred. But as Richard expresses above, can this truly be described as a 'life' with no awareness, no sight, hearing or movement? In the past, Charlie would indeed have slipped away quietly and peacefully, and his parents in time found some sort of peace, as did my sister after her husband's ventilator was switched off.

I am in no way 'judging', no-one has the right to do that except Mr Nicholas Francis. But we can all think deeply about this, and wonder what might be the best outcome.