Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Michael Hickson was euthanized against the will of his wife. That’s not what doctors are saying now. Most of the media is following suit. The 46-year-old African-American man was suffering from double pneumonia, sepsis and a urinary tract infection. He was also paralyzed, having become brain-damaged and quadriplegic after going into cardiac arrest in 2017 and suffering complications. The doctors said something different when he was alive, however. First, they refused to intubate him. According to a Washington Post report July 5, it wasn’t an issue of hospital capacity at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Texas, or the fact Hickson was quadriplegic or black.