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Korosensei July 31st, 2015 10:44pm

A baby is born with a horrible lung condition it can barely breathe, is in horrible agony, and will die in a few days no matter what. A doctor euthanizing it would be an act of...

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ronderman North Carolina
07/31/15 7:33 pm

My wife faces this as a physician every day. It is her job to recognize this situation and explain it to the parents. Most of the time, a DNR is signed and the baby is taken off of the ventilator and is allowed to die while being held by the mother.

ronderman North Carolina
07/31/15 7:33 pm

If the parents refuse the DNR, they continue working with the baby and many times it is kept alive for days if not weeks.

sea California
07/31/15 8:23 pm

Are the babies on any pain mess during that time?

ronderman North Carolina
08/01/15 4:07 am

Absolutely. They do all they can to make them comfortable.

sea California
08/01/15 8:37 am

Well That's good at least.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/31/15 4:20 pm

Morally, mercy, legally, at least for now here in the US, probably murder. Even if it was an adult in a similar condition, clearly begging for help to die and end it, in most states, no mercy or compassion at all. That's just not who we are.

Penn555 Maine
07/31/15 4:14 pm

Mercy, if there's no other way to help it AND the parents consented.

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Penn555 Maine
07/31/15 4:14 pm

Mercy, if there's no other way to help it AND the parents consented.

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Carolynn new jersey
07/31/15 4:03 pm

I think if there is absolutely no chance of survival and it's in a lot of pain, then that would be the humane thing to do.

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