Baby Tinslee still proving doctors wrong

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Hippocratic OathLawyers in Texas are still fighting against the wishes of a hospital to save the life of a little girl.

In November 2019, physicians at Cook Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas triggered the state's 10-day rule for then-nine-month-old Tinslee Lewis, giving the mother that much time to find another caregiver for her daughter before they would pull the plug. Attorneys filed suit, and to this day the little girl is still alive.

Kimberlyn Schwartz of Texas Right to Life says Tinslee has made some progress, but the doctors' official prognosis has not changed.

"According to court documents, Cook Children's says all doom and gloom," Schwartz relays. "This evidence actually comes after Cook Children's filed a motion saying that she's doing horribly and there's really no hope."

Schwartz

But Tinslee has celebrated her second birthday, and pictures, video, and sworn affidavits prove she is actually "improving dramatically."

"New evidence was introduced into the court records, videos of Tinslee doing occupational therapy, responding to commands like pushing back with her legs," Schwartz reports. "We've got photos and videos showing that she's awake and responsive. She's being weaned off of pain medication."

Since 2019, Tinslee's legal fight has moved up and down the court system, with even the Supreme Court of the United States rejecting Cook Children's pleas to end her life. A trial on the merits of the case has not yet been set. So while that legal battle continues, Schwartz says the real fight is against the 10-day rule, which gives a hospital the right to stop life-sustaining treatment for patients who want it to continue. 

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