A heart-breaking story - and one which has a stunning mention of thyroid medication:
A lawyer for Hailu's father Fanuel Gebreyes lost a bid to stop brain electroencephalogram, or EEG, tests until after Hailu receives additional thyroid treatments that could boost her metabolism and better measure her condition.
He wants the judge to order her father to consent to another round of brain wave tests to determine if they satisfy the state's criteria for clinical death. Gebreyes has refused, instead insisting she be given thyroid medication and a tracheostomy so she can receive nutrition through her throat, not just fluids through an IV.
This is not a particularly good site:
The reporting leaves me gasping - as it doesn't ask the right questions or provide the needed answers. It reads as if Hailu is not being given thyroid medication - but it isn't clear whether she was on any before the operation, or perhaps some medics are thinking it could be an additional thing to try.