The parents of an Oakland girl are seeking answers after their daughter, 13-year-old Jahi McMath, underwent routine tonsil surgery last week but later was pronounced brain dead. According to reports, "hospital staff have asked the family to leave the facility, and have refused the family's request to meet with hospital administration."
Oakland Tribune has more:
Jahi went in for surgery on Dec. 9 for what was supposed to be a one-night stay, according to her mother, Nailah Winkfield. When Jahi came out of surgery, she appeared healthy and alert, and was eating a Popsicle, her mother said. The girl was talking and reading notes before blood began pouring from her nose and mouth, she said. She later went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced brain-dead by Thursday, the family has said.
Jahi McMath's family is now asking for the hospital to conduct an investigation. According to KGO, the girl suffered bizarre side effects after the procedure, including "clots sliding out of her mouth."
KGO has more:
"My daughter had actual clots sliding out of her mouth and they gave me a cup and said, 'here catch them with the cup so we can measure them,'" [her mother Nailah Winkfield] said.
McMath's grandmother Sandra Chatman is a nurse at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland and said she was surprised by what she calls a lack of attention by Oakland Children's Hospital staff.
"I went in and I said 'is this normal, do you guys find this to be normal?' And they said 'I don't really know,' and I said 'well then get a doctor,'" Chatman said.
KGO repot below: