My BIL’s great-nephew just turned 3 a few days ago. He has been battling cancer for months with no hope. It has come to pass that there is nothing more science can do for him, he cannot breathe on his own, and tomorrow he will be taken off of the ventilator.
My sister and the baby’s mother are very close and watching this little boy struggle has been heartbreaking.
I don’t know what to think. On the one hand, the child cannot survive. The cancer began in his brain and has spread throughout his body in spite of chemo. But is it morally acceptable to remove him from the ventilator that is keeping him alive, even artificially?