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|Attention: After ten days of keeping the baby on the ventilator, we allowed him to die by turning off the life-support system. It happened like this: a Pediatric neurologist was consulted on day 8, and his opinion tilted the thinking in favour of discontinuation of the life-support. He felt that the scan actually had been mis-reported and that the scan did, in fact, show massive damage to the gray matter of the brain. Even the EEG pattern was indicative of substantial damage. He guaranteed to the relatives that there was no chance of this child being normal in later life.
Thus it was that on the tenth day of life, we allowed the relatives to take the child off the life support and to die in peace.