January 6th, 2014
04:08 AM ET

Jahi McMath released from California hospital

Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl on a ventilator who was declared brain dead by doctors in California after tonsil surgery, was released from a hospital to her mother Sunday night.

"The body of Jahi McMath was released by Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner," said David Durand, the hospital's chief of pediatrics. "The coroner has released her body to the custody of her mother, Latasha Winkfield, as per court order, for a destination unknown."

She left the hospital accompanied by a critical care team, attached to a ventilator, but with no feeding tube in place.


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  1. chrissy

    I totally freakin agree @ ronvan! And thats just the biggest bunch of malarky ive ever heard. Sunctioning saliva caused her to be braindead? Give me a break! That is the stupidest excuse ever and only someone with no intelligence would believe that!

    January 10, 2014 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Coranne

      Incorrect suctioning could've lead to the healing clot being dislodged, a with her previously undisclosed blood clotting disorder, could have lead to her bleeding out.

      January 10, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Laurie

    Is it possible that when Jahi awakened after surgery the family possibly fed her, and she may have choked and they suctioned her which caused the bleeding?

    January 10, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Coranne

      That is the most likely scenario and the family has admitted to feeding solid food of some sort (a burger I think) which was against doctor's orders of liquid/soft food. The grandmother admitted to suctioning her.

      January 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Unclesamhain

    One cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and destroying. Arthur C. Clarke

    January 11, 2014 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
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