What Liberals Want For Your Child (To Die). As Evidenced By What Is Now Happening In England’s NHS Socialist Health Care System.

From the UK Daily Mail about the closest thing we’ve got to watching the true coming horror that is ObamaCare: Congratulations, liberals.  You’re as low as Nazis:

Now sick babies go on death pathway: Doctor’s haunting testimony reveals how children are put on end-of-life plan

  • Practice of  withdrawing food and fluid by tube being used on young  patients
  • Doctor  admits starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in neonatal  unit
  • Liverpool  Care Pathway subject of independent inquiry ordered by  ministers
  • Investigation, including child patients, will look at  whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced  doctors’ decisions
By Sue Reid and Simon Caldwell
PUBLISHED:18:03 EST, 28  November 2012| UPDATED:19:54 EST, 28 November 2012

Sick children are being discharged from NHS  hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death  pathways’.

Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool  Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill  adults.

But the Mail can reveal the practice of  withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as  severely disabled newborn babies.

Sick children and babies are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial 'death pathways' (file photo)Sick children and babies are being discharged from NHS  hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’ (file  photo)

One doctor has admitted starving and  dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone.

Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician  revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a  baby  becomes ‘smaller and shrunken’.

The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and  terminally-ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an  independent inquiry ordered by ministers.

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The investigation, which will include child  patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway  targets have influenced doctors’ decisions.

Medical critics of the LCP insist it is  impossible to say when a patient will die and as a result the LCP death becomes  a self-fulfilling prophecy. They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear  hospital beds and save the NHS money.

The practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies The practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is  being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies

The use of end of life care methods on  disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors’ bible, the British Medical  Journal.

Earlier this month, an un-named doctor wrote  of the agony of watching the protracted deaths of babies. The doctor described  one case of a baby born with ‘a lengthy list of unexpected congenital  anomalies’, whose parents agreed to put it on the pathway.

The doctor wrote: ‘They wish for their child  to die quickly once the feeding and fluids are stopped. They wish for pneumonia.  They wish for no suffering. They wish for no visible changes to their precious  baby.

According to a BMJ article, a doctor had presided over ten such deaths in just one hospital neonatal unitAccording to a BMJ article, a doctor had presided over  ten such deaths in just one hospital neonatal unit

‘Their wishes, however, are not consistent  with my experience. Survival is often much longer than most physicians think;  reflecting on my previous patients, the median time from withdrawal of hydration  to death was ten days.

‘Parents and care teams are unprepared for  the sometimes severe changes that they will witness in the child’s physical  appearance as severe dehydration ensues.

The use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn babies was revealed in the doctors' bible, the British Medical JournalThe use of end of life care methods on disabled newborn  babies was revealed in the doctors’ bible, the British Medical Journal

‘I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of  witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life  that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their  baby.’

According to the BMJ article, the doctor  involved had presided over ten such deaths in just one hospital neonatal  unit.

In a response to the article, Dr Laura de  Rooy, a consultant neonatologist at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust in London  writing on the BMJ website, said: ‘It is a huge supposition to think they do not  feel hunger or thirst.’

The LCP for children has been developed in  the North West, where the LCP itself was pioneered in the 1990s. It involves the  discharge to home or to a hospice of children who are given a document detailing  their ‘end of life’ care.

One seen by the Mail, called ‘Liverpool  Pathway for the Dying Child’ is issued by the Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS  Trust in conjunction with the flagship children’s hospital Alder Hey. It  includes tick boxes, filled out by hospital doctors, on medicines, nutrients and  fluids to be stopped.

The LCP was devised by the Marie Curie  Palliative Care Institute in Liverpool for care of dying adult patients more  than a decade ago. It has since been developed, with paediatric staff at Alder  Hey Hospital, to cover children. Parents have to agree to their child going on  the death pathway, often being told by doctors it is in the child’s ‘best  interests’ because their survival is ‘futile’.

Bernadette Lloyd, a hospice paediatric nurse,  has written to the Cabinet Office and the Department of Health to criticise the  use of death pathways for children.

‘‘I have also seen children die in terrible  thirst because fluids are withdrawn from them until they die’

She said: ‘The parents feel coerced, at a  very traumatic time, into agreeing that this is correct for their child whom  they are told by doctors has only has a few days to live. It is very difficult  to predict death. I have seen a “reasonable” number of children recover after  being taken off the pathway.

‘I have also seen children die in terrible  thirst because fluids are withdrawn from them until they die.

‘I witnessed a 14 year-old boy with cancer  die with his tongue stuck to the roof of his mouth when doctors refused to give  him liquids by tube. His death was agonising for him, and for us nurses to  watch. This is euthanasia by the backdoor.’

Alder Hey, pictured, confirmed that children and babies are discharged for LCP end of life care 'after all possible reversible causes for the patient's condition are considered'Alder Hey, pictured, confirmed that children and babies  are discharged for LCP end of life care ‘after all possible reversible causes  for the patient’s condition are considered’

Alder Hey confirmed that children and babies  are discharged for LCP end of life care ‘after all possible reversible causes  for the patient’s condition are considered’.

‘There is a care pathway to enable a dying  child to be supported by the local medical and nursing teams in the community,  in line with the wishes of the child patients, where appropriate, and always  their parents or carers.’ Alder Hey said children were not put on the LCP within  the hospital itself.

Teresa Lynch, of protest group Medical Ethics  Alliance, said: ‘There are big questions to be answered about how our sick  children are dying.’

A Department of Health spokesman said: ‘End  of life care for children must meet the highest professional and clinical  standards, and the specific needs of children at the end of their life.

‘Staff must always communicate with the  patient and the patient’s family, and involve them in all aspects of decision  making.’

THEY WISH FOR THEIR BABY TO GO  QUICKLY. BUT I KNOW, AS THEY CAN’T, THE UNIQUE HORROR OF WATCHING A CHILD SHRINK  AND DIE

Here  is an abridged version of one doctor’s anonymous testimony, published in the BMJ  under the heading: ‘How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn  babies’.

The voice on the other end of the phone  describes a newborn baby and a lengthy list of unexpected congenital anomalies.  I have a growing sense of dread as I listen.

The parents want ‘nothing done’ because they  feel that these anomalies are not consistent with a basic human experience. I  know that once decisions are made, life support will be withdrawn.

Assuming this baby survives, we will be  unable to give feed, and the parents will not want us to use artificial means to  do so.

Regrettably, my predictions are correct. I  realise as I go to meet the parents that this will be the tenth child for whom I  have cared after a decision has been made to forgo medically provided feeding.

A doctor has written a testimony published under the heading: 'How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn babies'A doctor has written a testimony published under the  heading: ‘How it feels to withdraw feeding from newborn babies’

The mother fidgets in her chair, unable to  make eye contact. She dabs at angry tears, stricken. In a soft voice the father  begins to tell me about their life, their other children, and their dashed hopes  for this child.

He speculates that the list of proposed  surgeries and treatments are unfair and will leave his baby facing a future too  full of uncertainty.

Like other parents in this predicament, they  are now plagued with a terrible type of wishful thinking that they could never  have imagined. They wish for their child to die quickly once the feeding and  fluids are stopped.

They wish for pneumonia. They wish for no  suffering. They wish for no visible changes to their precious  baby.

Their wishes, however, are not  consistent  with my experience. Survival is often much longer than most  physicians think;  reflecting on my previous patients, the median time  from withdrawal of  hydration to death was ten days.

Parents and care teams are unprepared for the  sometimes severe changes that  they will witness in the child’s physical  appearance as severe  dehydration ensues.

I  try to make these matters clear from the  outset so that these parents do not make a decision that they will come to  regret. I try to prepare  them for the coming collective agony that we will  undoubtedly share,  regardless of their certainty about their  decision.

I know, as they cannot, the unique horror of  witnessing a child become smaller and shrunken, as the only route out of a life  that has become excruciating to the patient or to the parents who love their  baby.

I reflect on how sanitised this experience  seems within the literature about making this decision.

As a doctor, I struggle with the emotional  burden of accompanying the patient and his or her family through this  experience, as much as with the philosophical details of it.

‘Survival is often much longer than most  physicians  think; reflecting on my previous patients, the median time  from withdrawal of  hydration to death was ten days’

Debate at the front lines of healthcare about  the morality of taking this decision has remained heated, regardless of what  ethical and legal guidelines have to offer.

The parents come to feel that the disaster of  their situation is intolerable; they can no longer bear witness to the slow  demise of their child.

This increases the burden on the care-givers,  without parents at the bedside to direct their child’s care.

Despite involvement from the clinical ethics  and spiritual care services, the vacuum of direction leads to divisions within  the care team.

It is draining to be the most responsible  physician. Everyone is looking to me to preside over and support this process.

I am honest with the nurse when I say it is  getting more and more difficult to make my legs walk me on to this unit as the  days elapse, that examining the baby is an indescribable mixture of compassion,  revulsion, and pain.

Some say withdrawing medically provided  hydration and nutrition is akin to withdrawing any other form of life support.  Maybe, but that is not how it feels. The one thing that helps me a little is the  realisation that this process is necessarily difficult. It needs to be.

To acknowledge that a child’s prospects are  so dire, so limited, that we will not or cannot provide artificial nutrition is  self selecting for the rarity of the situations in which parents and care teams  would ever consider it.

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In the coming hell otherwise known as ObamaCare, patients will have a choice of receiving abuse, cruelty and neglect or simply being “humanely” euthanized.

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8 Responses to “What Liberals Want For Your Child (To Die). As Evidenced By What Is Now Happening In England’s NHS Socialist Health Care System.”

  1. justturnright Says:

    This is inhumane, evil.
    I have a hard time even wrapping my brain around someone conceiving of this, not to mention condoning it.

    Excellent…yet incredibly disturbing, post.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    justturnright,

    We can go back to the Vietnam War to see how liberalism works. They demonized the war and they poisoned the American people against it.

    So we pulled out…. and the communist massacred well over a million people in Vietnam and Cambodia as a direct result of the efforts of liberals.

    Do they feel ashamed for what they did? No. Because they view themselves as having had good intentions, and so therefore whatever hell their good intentions result in is entirely beside the point and irrelevant.

    Democrats will tell you all the good intentions they have with ObamaCare. And it frankly doesn’t matter that hell will be opened up on earth to swallow up millions of victims on their view.

  3. justturnright Says:

    I agree, with one exception. The folks at the top of this do NOT have “good” intentions. They mean to happen exactly what IS happening.

    I’ve lived in Blue states most of my life, and you’re right about most of the citizenry: they are blinded by their Intent, and cannot conceive of an alternate viewpoint.
    Of course, living in Progressive bubbles like Boston, NYC or DC allows them to swim in a sea of like-minded worldviews. I was often the only outspoken conservative they had ever encountered…and I was termed “close-minded” as a result.

    This is evil dressed as compassion, and they will not see it for what it truly is until it is far, far too late….

  4. gds44 Says:

    Reblogged this on Gds44's Blog.

  5. Millie Says:

    The next step,is, of course, a euthanasia shot. Quick, clean, painless, guilt free for the person administering it, right? Nope. But it will be the next step. And yes, people who don’t eat and drink are in pain…..go without eating for ten days yourself. See how you feel. Water, I don’t advise that, it will kill off your kidneys. No use in making a point and losing the kidneys to see how it feels.
    I have always had trouble with the idea of withdrawing food and water. These are things needed for life. If this is how these people want to do things, why not just withdraw oxygen? Pillow over the face. Oh…but that’s murder…..
    The Nazis withheld food and water from people to kill them. It was barbaric then. Why is it not, now? One wonders.
    This is one reason I fight Obama Careless so hard. I was in nursing school and worked at a Canadian hospital. They have socialized medicine, too. The worst thing I knew about was a pair of twins, born a couple of days “too early”. Nothing wrong with them but they would need several months of care. And probably a couple of million dollars to do this. They were born 2 days before they were 6 months in the womb. What killed me is that this was the best they could figure out on their age. They could have well been over the 6 month mark. The hospital let those babies die. I knew the mother. It happened.
    We have seen Obama Careless say that they will let the elderly suffer and die. It will happen to the youngest among us, too. Anyone remember a movie called Wild in the Streets? 30 years old and you are considered old and useless. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_in_the_Streets
    If Jesus delays, it will happen. It’s terrifying.
    And yet, my liberal friends all think I’m a hick in Kentucky. Never mind that I moved here 2 years ago, apparently you become a hick the minute you cross the state line. But there are caring and compassionate people here, good people, religious people and I hope that we can hold out for a while longer here.
    I can’t even watch tv anymore. It’s too disheartening…I can only hold on until Jesus says “Enough!” and takes care of things. I pray we can go a while longer and maybe turn things around some.

  6. FMC Says:

    This evil will be common here in America shortly, thanks to CommieCare. Liberals think that they are God and are justly qualified to determine who lives or dies. It is funny (not really), but Libs don’t have a problem spending vasts amounts of money on useless, failed policies, but when it comes to the real important stuff, like taking care of our unborn, young children and elderly, all of a sudden money matters. This must be what they mean by “From Womb to Tomb.” I now know why hell exists: it is not only for the fallen angels, but for sick, evil people who support such atrocities – they will burn…..

    On a side note, going without food for extended periods of time isn’t that bad. I have fasted for several days, only drinking water, and after you get past the first three days, the body adjusts. Fasting is actually quite good for you. Obviously, newborns and small children, for whatever reason, excluded.

  7. Michael Eden Says:

    Libs don’t have a problem spending vasts amounts of money on useless, failed policies, but when it comes to the real important stuff, like taking care of our unborn, young children and elderly, all of a sudden money matters.

    FMC,

    I hasten to add to your list “taking care of our unborn, young children and elderly, and funding the basic defense of our nation with our military and intelligence budget, all of a sudden money matters.

    You’ve got to remember, Democrats’ policies are going to mean we kill off our elderly to go along with the 55 million innocent human babies they’ve already murdered because of the inherent economic decline of nations that embrace socialism. Step 1) government takes over health care system. Step 2) government goes broke. Step 3) kill all the grammas and grandpas because the system is broke and it costs too much money to waste on old people. They’re no longer really “human” any more, so they can be killed off just like babies now. Or at least pretty soon. Yes. Completely agree.

    But Democrats have a plan for young people who can’t be killed off very quickly by ObamaCare the way the elderly will be – and that’s kill them off with an erosion of our borders and our national defense and ability to see the next knife blade coming for our throat. When Obama says “we’re all in this together,” what he really means is that everyone will ultimately get equally screwed by his policies.

  8. Michael Eden Says:

    gds44,

    Thanks for the nod, and God bless.

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