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Jordan Allen - Patient in Futility Dispute Dies 6 Months Later

Posted Jan 12 2012 11:46am
In July I blogged about Jordan Allen, a patient who was the subject of a formal Texas H&S Code section 166.046 futility dispute process.  Allen, a 14-year-old, had an inoperable brain tumor.  After a cardiopulmonary arrest, his providers at Texas Children's Hospital determined that there was no chance of recovery or cure.  They followed the formal section 166.046 procedure and planned to withdraw life support.  But, just days before the Children's deadline, Jordan's family was able to find a LTC transfer facility for Jordan, after their insurance company reversed its earlier coverage denial decision. 

Yesterday's Houston Chronicle reports that Allen was subsequently discharged to the care of his parents.  His father said that "the months caring for him at home were important to us - they gave us time to recognize God's plan and accept it."
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