Joey is a 12-year-old little boy in Corpus Christie, TX who was rushed to the hospital a few days ago. He was having an asthma attack and his parents gave him an injection of EPI-pen and called 911. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and stabilized before being transferred to Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, where he went into cardiac arrest.
As usual the doctors gave the family “no hope” and wanted to do the Apnea test.
DO NOT DO THE APNEA TEST!
Joey has proven to be a fighter. “Over the next four or five days, he continued to improve,” said Joey’s dad. “He actually seemed to be making some progress toward recovery. He was moving; he was opening his eyes.” During a bedside test ordered by the hospital to test his brain function, medical staff squirted water into Joey’s ear canal with a syringe, and he flinched, a clear response that you are NOT brain dead.
Joey’s neurologist was encouraged by his progress, and told the family that his responsiveness was “a very positive sign.” He said that while Joey’s reactions were slow, the delay could be easily explained by the high doses of medication he was receiving.
This case is similar to the Jahi McMath case, the 13-year-old declared legally dead by hospital and government officials despite having a heartbeat – young Joey Cronin’s fate is in the hands of hospital officials who insist that he is “brain dead,” although he showed signs of brain activity during the test they ran in a failed attempt to prove it.
There is another hospital in TX that is willing to take Joey Cronin and treat him.
Pray for Joey Cronin
The family is asking for prayers and that Driscoll Children’s Hospital will keep him on life support until he can be transferred and all the insurance be worked out. They are also asking for people to make calls to the hospital on Joey’s behalf.Charlie Johnson reported on his blog a short while ago that the family has received a temporary restraining order to stop Driscoll Children’s from removing life support as the family finds a hospital to move him to.
What the family is going through is horrible and I can so relate. It happens every day in hospital’s all across the nation. Brian death is NOT true death.
Please pray for Joey and call Driscoll Children’s Hospital ask them to do EVERYTHING to protect and preserve Joey’s life.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital can be reached at(main switchboard) or 361-694-5662 (Public Affairs).