Jahi McMath has been removed from Children’s Hospital Oakland. From the San Jose Mercury News story:
Jahi McMath was quickly and quietly moved from Children’s Hospital of Oakland Sunday evening, the hospital confirmed…
David Durand, chief of pediatrics at the hospital, sent a news release just after 8:30 p.m. confirming she was moved. “A short while ago, the body of Jahi McMath was released by Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to the coroner,” he wrote. “The coroner has released her body to the custody of her mother, Latasha Winkfield, as per court order, for a destination unknown.
I admit, I never thought that would happen. I thought the judge would order an end to life support. Instead, he forced a settlement.
Many have wondered about the cost. The price of an air ambulance has been more than raised in private donations:
Court documents said the approximate cost to transport Jahi was just shy of $32,000; the Jahi McMath page at the gofundme.com website said Tuesday that $47,842 had been raised for Jahi by Sunday morning.
No word on what is happening now. I presume the surgical procedures are being done to aid in providing mechanical breathing and tube nourishing, but that’s just an educated guess.
More as the story develops.