We watched our daughter starve to death
19-month-old baby falls into family pool resulting in shocking treatment in hospital.
When only 19 months old, little Natalie Newton suffered a tragic accident that determined what the rest of her life would be like. The family described her as a very happy, active little girl but in September she accidentally fell into the family pool
and suffered severe injuries as a result.
The family did their best to rush her as quickly as possible to the nearest hospital to get her help, doctors did their best to revive he but Natalie was unfortunately left blind and deaf and had been without oxygen for more than an hour. She was unable to move; doctors told the family that she wasn't going to be able to make it because she suffered severe physical damage from which she was unlikely to recover.
Natalie’s family then were asked to do the unthinkable as the likelihood that she'd return to normal was virtually impossible and she wasn't able to live that way. How would she die?
Doctors asked the family to deprive her of all nutrition
and hydration since euthanasia is illegal in Texas and this was the route the law allowed. Simply put, they had asked them to starve little Natalie to death. They did just that, they stopped her feeding and had to watch their precious baby starve to death.
Can you imagine the trauma, the agony and the pain that her family and even she had to go through?
Her grandfather was devastated; he said that after suffering for almost nine days, she passed away. In an interview with CNN
, he says that euthanasia is used for dogs and serial killers for the sake of humanity, but they would rather let a 19-month-old baby starve to death.
At the moment the family is finding comfort in sharing Natalie’s story with everyone in the hopes of saving another family from going through this horrific experience ever again.Should euthanasia have been allowed in this case?