The following comes from an August 24 Fox40 story:
A Vacaville 2-year-old is dead, not because of the severe respiratory illness that stole his vibrancy along with his breath last April, but because of the heartless action by a hospital in the midst of an appeal, according to his loved ones and his lawyers.
“This is a sad, sad state because this is an execution of an innocent 2-year-old in this country. This child was alive and this child was not brain dead,” said Attorney Kevin Snider.
Stinson’s family’s fight to restore him to the normal life of a toddler had taken them from Mercy and Kaiser hospitals in the Sacramento region to a Catholic hospital in Guatemala where he was until about two weeks ago.
Though there’d been dispute between doctors locally about baby Israel being brain dead, Snider says the hospitals involved had not performed the Electroenchelaogram, or EEG, that can be one of the definitive tests for brain waves.
“When those were performed by another facility, (they) found that he in fact did have brain waves. He was not brain dead,” Snider said. That facility was the one in Guatemala.
FOX40’s learned there was direct consultation between doctors there and the one who agreed to admit him at Children’s in L.A. But baby Israel’s lawyers claim as soon as he arrived there staff was “difficult from the get go.”
The Stinsons secured a restraining order to keep him on life support until Sept. 9 to clarify his condition.
“The hospital would not provide an examination for brain death, and so we got permission from the court to bring in the parents’ own doctor. The hospital of course did not want that,” said Snider, “so they rushed into court to stop this,” he said.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge dissolved the family’s restraining order this morning.
Baby Israel’s life support was disconnected around 3:20 p.m. — just after an appeal of that decision had been filed, an effort Stinson family lawyers say the hospital was well-aware of.
Previous CalCatholic stories about the case:
Boy pronounced brain-dead by Kaiser-Roseville to come home
Pacific Justice Institute attorneys file emergency motion to save baby Israel
Our forefathers believed in God, and ran our country by Judeo-Christian morality. A baby’s life was sacred! Healthcare was not a cold, money-driven “business!” Doctors made housecalls, and some even prayed for and with their patients! You could pay your bill later, after the housecall– and charges were reasonable. Today’s cold, heartless, inhuman modern world of “science,” is a HORROR!! Why did it take lawyers and judges, for this poor little baby’s struggle for life?? Didn’t the nurse even cry, when she shut off the baby’s life support? Did she cry when she went home, after work? Is there no humanity left, in the cold-hearted, ugly modern world??
This is what is wrong with this world!
NO RESPECT FOR LIFE AT ANY STAGE!!
I wonder how long our Good Lord is going to have mercy on this world with all the killing going on of the innocent?
E, AMEN! What is wrong with this world is right! This cries to Heaven! Those of us who consistently VOTE Pro-Life wonder what is wrong with our fellow Catholics who overwhelmingly (over 50%) voted FOR the current POTUS, big supporter of PP, twice. Now the pro-death agenda is affecting living, breathing babies & others of all ages in our hospitals thanks to Obama-‘care’. Will they repent & join pro-life now that pre-mature death has come to anybody & all of us? The remedy is: VOTE THEM OUT. Pray God protect the elderly & disabled, next on the ‘death’ list, as HC supports both Obama care & PP. May God protect us from the evils of the death agenda folks. They have no respect for life @ any stage!
My condolences to the family of precious baby Israel. i am very sorry for your loss, and will keep you in prayer. If the medical profession has done this to a little child with his whole life ahead of him, what will they do to me, a 72 year old woman who is at the end of her lifetime? I completely reject any measures to hasten my own death as I believe in everything natural from the moment of conception to natural death – with God in charge. At the present time I feel very well, thank God, but who will fight for me when the time comes???
Baby Israel is in the hands of God now, and I will pray for this family as they must be devastated. May Our Lady who lost her Son help console them.
Outrageous!!! And to top it off, the SacBee’s 8/25 article re the baby has permitted reader comments that are despicable and hateful toward this case.
SacBee Reader Comment: “Karen, the child died months ago. We are glad he can now get a decent burial instead of being in some bizarre freak show where his mother can wallow in denial, dressing up her dead son like some kind of macabre baby doll. It’s not glad he’s dead, it’s glad he can finally be laid to rest.”
Another: “No one wants to “pull the plug” on a child. This particular child died months ago. It’s wrong to continue pretending he’s alive simply to enable the family’s denial.”
Yet, today, the Local section of that paper has a sob story about A DOG and…
Contd. . . . Yet, today, the Local section of that paper has a sob story about A DOG and his ailments and a plea to “rescue” the dog. Makes me ill. If someone put comments as about the dog – like to euthanize it – the paper would not permit them to be published. I hate the SacBee.