Ok, this is sick. Here's a family that made the decision to take a baby off life support. Hey, sometimes you just know when you've been fighting too long and too hard. Sometimes it's ok to say goodbye. And the family wanting to help another little child in the hopes that something good would come of their child's death is truly a sweet gesture.
But is it a TRAGEDY that the baby continued to breathe?? Doggone it, and she isn't a "candidate" for heart transplant? "Candidate?" I'm sure if the baby knew what was going on, she'd be like, so totally bummed that she can no longer be a "candidate." Like, she's really sitting there going, "Pick me! Pick me! Ooo, ooo!"
Wow. And mom and dad are sad that their little issue isn't resolved. I have to think that they feel this way because the staff have behaved unethically somehow in steering them. I cannot for the life of me imagine that if they were thinking clearly and had unbiased, helpful counsel that this is what it would look like.
Stuff like this makes me wonder more and more if we crossed the line with organ donation. Let's just say that I have some concerns about the whole process, and I *used* to have that little organ donor sticker on my license and everything. No more. And I wouldn't want my children to, either, thanks.
PS. YES, I do know people who have benefitted from organ donation. I'd like to think that the "donors" were really donors though, if you know what I'm saying. Tell you what, we'll talk about organ donation AFTER death. You know, AFTER? No fair sending these vultures into the hospital room to "encourage" me to pull the plug on my loved one at a convenient time while the surgical team waits. Animals.