Tuesday, July 25, 2017


Charlie ard is probably going to die since his brain is damaged so badly that stopping his disease won't make much difference.

 But another case is now in the news: Judge might revoke the death certificate for Jathi, who recovered enough from brain dead that she is doing well... except of course well means still in a coma, but not brain dead according to today's definition.

there are a lot of modern treatments seeking to reverse severe brain damage, from hyperbaric oxygen to stem cells.

But when one works with children, it is hard to make a decent prognosis, since the brain does regenerate a bit, or lets the non damaged part of the brain take over what needs to be done.

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