Mom fights U of M hospital to keep her 14-year-old son on life support
09
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , /


MOTHER HER CHILD IS BRAIN DEAD
BUT SHE IS FIGHTING THE HOSPITAL BUT SHE IS FIGHTING THE HOSPITAL
TO KEEP HIM ON LIFE SUPPORT. TO KEEP HIM ON LIFE SUPPORT.
WHO CAN CONVINCE A PARENT IT’S WHO CAN CONVINCE A PARENT IT’S
TIME TO LET HER CHILD GO? TIME TO LET HER CHILD GO?
>>Devin: THEY SAY IT’S TIME TO>>Devin: THEY SAY IT’S TIME TO
TAKE HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT. TAKE HIM OFF LIFE SUPPORT.
BUT SARA JONES STILL BELIEVES A BUT SARA JONES STILL BELIEVES A
MIRACLE COULD BRING BACK HER SON MIRACLE COULD BRING BACK HER SON
BOBBY. BOBBY.
>>Kim: PAULA TUTMAN TAKES US PI>>Kim: PAULA TUTMAN TAKES US PI
SEEKING LEGAL HELP TO BUY MORE SEEKING LEGAL HELP TO BUY MORE
TIME. TIME.
>>Paula: THIS MOTHER IS>>Paula: THIS MOTHER IS
OBVIOUSLY AND UNDERSTANDABLY OBVIOUSLY AND UNDERSTANDABLY
EMOTIONAL. EMOTIONAL.
ONE MOMENT HER BOY WAS JUST ONE MOMENT HER BOY WAS JUST
FINE, THE NEXT MOMENT HE WASN’T. FINE, THE NEXT MOMENT HE WASN’T.
SHE WAS PERFORMING CPR AND HE IS SHE WAS PERFORMING CPR AND HE IS
HERE AT MOTT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HERE AT MOTT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
IN ANN ARBOR. IN ANN ARBOR.
BOBBY RAY HAS FOUR SIBLINGS, BOBBY RAY HAS FOUR SIBLINGS,
INCLUDING A TWIN BROTHER. INCLUDING A TWIN BROTHER.
LAST SATURDAY, HE SUFFERED A LAST SATURDAY, HE SUFFERED A
SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACK AND CARDIAC SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACK AND CARDIAC
ARREST. ARREST.
>>EMS WAS CALLED AND SENT TO>>EMS WAS CALLED AND SENT TO
THE WRONG LOCATION, SO WE WENT A THE WRONG LOCATION, SO WE WENT A
LONG TIME WAITING FOR HELP. LONG TIME WAITING FOR HELP.
>>Paula: HE WAS PLACED ON LIFE>>Paula: HE WAS PLACED ON LIFE
SUPPORT. SUPPORT.
HIS FAMILY WAS TOLD HE’S BRAIN HIS FAMILY WAS TOLD HE’S BRAIN
DEAD AND AFTER ONE MORE DEAD AND AFTER ONE MORE
ADDITIONAL TEST TO CONFIRM LACK ADDITIONAL TEST TO CONFIRM LACK
OF BRAIN ACTIVITY, HE’LL BE OF BRAIN ACTIVITY, HE’LL BE
REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT. REMOVED FROM LIFE SUPPORT.
>>GIVE HIM A LITTLE BIT MORE>>GIVE HIM A LITTLE BIT MORE
TIME, DON’T WITHDRAW TREATMENT. TIME, DON’T WITHDRAW TREATMENT.
>>Paula: DECLARING SOMEONE>>Paula: DECLARING SOMEONE
BRAIN DEAD IS A SPECIFIC PROCESS BRAIN DEAD IS A SPECIFIC PROCESS
AS WE SHOWED YOU LAST YEAR. AS WE SHOWED YOU LAST YEAR.
FIRST PAIN AND DISCOMFORT TESTS FIRST PAIN AND DISCOMFORT TESTS
FOR A THRESHOLD OF REACTIONS. FOR A THRESHOLD OF REACTIONS.
EYES ONLY MOVE IF THERE’S BRAIN EYES ONLY MOVE IF THERE’S BRAIN
ACTIVITY, GAUGING BLOOD GAS ACTIVITY, GAUGING BLOOD GAS
LEVELS. LEVELS.
THESE ARE WAYS TO PROVE SOMEONE THESE ARE WAYS TO PROVE SOMEONE
IS DEAD BUT FOR ARTIFICIAL SIGNS IS DEAD BUT FOR ARTIFICIAL SIGNS
OF LIFE BY WAY OF LIFE SUPPORT OF LIFE BY WAY OF LIFE SUPPORT
MACHINES. MACHINES.
HIS MOTHER UNDERSTANDS THAT BUT HIS MOTHER UNDERSTANDS THAT BUT
ALL SHE WANTS IS A LITTLE MORE ALL SHE WANTS IS A LITTLE MORE
TIME AND SEEKING A LEGAL TIME AND SEEKING A LEGAL
INJUNCTION TO STOP THE HOSPITAL INJUNCTION TO STOP THE HOSPITAL
FROM TAKING HIM OFF LIFE FROM TAKING HIM OFF LIFE
SUPPORT. SUPPORT.
THE HOSPITAL SAYS ALL OF US THE HOSPITAL SAYS ALL OF US
EMPATHIZE WITH THE EMPATHIZE WITH THE
EXTRAORDINARILY EMOTIONAL EXTRAORDINARILY EMOTIONAL
PROCESS…>>I WOULD LIKE A WEEK, A WEEK>>I WOULD LIKE A WEEK, A WEEK
OR TWO. OR TWO.
IT HASN’T EVEN BEEN A WEEK. IT HASN’T EVEN BEEN A WEEK.
WE JUST WANT HIM. WE JUST WANT HIM.
WE CAN’T LOSE HIM. WE CAN’T LOSE HIM.
WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND HE’S SO WE LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND HE’S SO
YOUNG. YOUNG.
WE BELIEVE, WE’RE PEOPLE OF WE BELIEVE, WE’RE PEOPLE OF
FAITH, AND SO MANY PEOPLE PRAYED FAITH, AND SO MANY PEOPLE PRAYED
FOR HIM THAT HE’LL PULL THROUGH. FOR HIM THAT HE’LL PULL THROUGH.
GIVE US TIME TO GET OUR MIRACLE. GIVE US TIME TO GET OUR MIRACLE.
>>Paula: YOU CAN CERTAINLY>>Paula: YOU CAN CERTAINLY
UNDERSTAND HER EMOTION. UNDERSTAND HER EMOTION.
WHAT LOVED ONE, WHAT PARENT, WHAT LOVED ONE, WHAT PARENT,
WHAT ANYBODY DOESN’T WANT A WHAT ANYBODY DOESN’T WANT A
MIRACLE FOR A 14-YEAR-OLD? MIRACLE FOR A 14-YEAR-OLD?
THIS FAMILY HAS A CHALLENGE, AN THIS FAMILY HAS A CHALLENGE, AN
UPHILL BATTLE, WITHOUT QUESTION. UPHILL BATTLE, WITHOUT QUESTION.
IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT TO SHOW IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT TO SHOW
EMPATHY, INFORMATION SO YOU CAN EMPATHY, INFORMATION SO YOU CAN
REACH OUT DIRECTLY TO THEM ON REACH OUT DIRECTLY TO THEM ON
OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO
SHOW SUPPORT AS WELL AS THE SHOW SUPPORT AS WELL AS THE
HOSPITAL’S FULL STATEMENT, GUYS. HOSPITAL’S FULL STATEMENT, GUYS.
>>Kim: NO WORDS REALLY, PAULA.


7 thoughts on “Mom fights U of M hospital to keep her 14-year-old son on life support

  1. This isn't enough time how dare they! Father we ask for a complete restoration of health for this young man and to send comfort of the comforter for this dear mother. Send your Angels to minister LIFE, peace, and who you are, into the atmosphere for a total healing. You've done it before we believe you can do it again Father. We ask these things in the mighty matchless name of Jesus.

  2. This poor boy is in my grade at Airport High school and we all signed a card for him today at lunch!! I can’t possibly imagine going through this as a mother!!!! 😭😭😭 Stay strong Bobby! You’ll make it through!!!

  3. I know we're not close but I believe your going to make it Bobby, just stay strong for your family and you Airport family to❤❤

  4. I am LIVING PROOF That Given Enough Time, We CAN & DO COME BACK!!!!
    NEVER Give Up Hope Momma!!!!!
    Stay Strong & Keep Talking To Him,
    HE DOES HEAR YOU!!!
    You & He Are In My Prayers❤️💕

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