Road worker taken off life support; A...

Road worker taken off life support; Arcata man's health unchanged since Myrtle Ave. accident

There are 3 comments on the Times-Standard story from Jan 7, 2012, titled Road worker taken off life support; Arcata man's health unchanged since Myrtle Ave. accident. In it, Times-Standard reports that:

Arcata resident Kenneth Newell's health hasn't improved since he was first taken to St.

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Since: Nov 09

Rock Hill, SC

#1 Jan 7, 2012
He's breathing on his own, so that isn't the problem. They said it should take a few days for him to die, which is about how long it usually takes to starve and dehydrate to death. I wonder if his family will have a change of heart before it's too late.
Bummed4Him

Hayward, CA

#2 Jan 7, 2012
What a horrorable way to go, they should still feed him with an iv and fluids because he may be comatose but who's to say he doesn't feel pain and agony. Some people just don't care, they are only concerned with how much money they are losing and his body is the same as a piece of paper.

Since: Nov 09

Rock Hill, SC

#3 Jan 7, 2012
Bummed4Him wrote:
What a horrorable way to go, they should still feed him with an iv and fluids because he may be comatose but who's to say he doesn't feel pain and agony. Some people just don't care, they are only concerned with how much money they are losing and his body is the same as a piece of paper.
It's not just the money. Taking care of a brain injured person is a lot of work, and very stressful. It's not a job for a narcissist. Some people are too selfish to love anyone unconditionally.

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