Jahi McMath family: 'Right now we don't know if she's going to make it'

By Amanda Stewart,

After Jahi McMath was transferred to a new facility, her family is concerned that her body may be too deteriorated to recover.

“Right now, we don’t know if she’s going to make it,” said family attorney, Chris Dolan. "What I can tell you is that those examinations show that her medical condition, separate from the brain issue, is not good."

According to San Jose Mercury News, McMath has gone without any kind of nourishment until Monday because Oakland Children’s Hospital declared the 13-year-old legally deceased.

Bodies like McMath’s have been kept alive for months and even years, but once a patient is confirmed as brain dead, recovery is usually impossible. According to The LA Times, autopsies after brain death show that the brain actually liquefies once brain cells do not receive correct blood flow.

McMath’s mother has assumed sole responsibility for her daughter’s life after moving her from the Oakland hospital Sunday.

All courts have agreed that the child is dead. The coroner issued a death certificate that lists the date of death as December 12.

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