A son’s call for help to save his father who is in hospital, live in “Morandini Live”: “They stopped treatment and feeding him but we don’t want him to starve! ” – VIDEO
This morning, Jean-Marc Morandini received Jacques Sichel in “Morandini Live” on CNews. His father, Marc, 74, has been hospitalized since mid-December in Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise). During a hearing held before the administrative court of Cergy-Pontoise, his family denounced the lack of appropriate care. According to his son, the hospital would have decided to stop treatment under the Leonetti law.
“After Friday’s hearing, and once the doctor made a commitment before the administrative judge not to block a transfer – something he had been refusing us for three weeks – my father was transferred to another hospital. He is fed again by naso-gastric tube. My father is hydrated again. We have to start the exams from scratch. The doctors are obliged to do all the analyzes to know where we are going today after a month without treatment. “, began his son.
And to add: “Since the first day, the fate of my father was sealed at the Argenteuil hospital center. When he was admitted to the emergency room, it went very well. They stabilized my father. At the time of the transfer, he found himself in a short-term geriatric unit (…) The doctor came into the room and said to us ‘say goodbye to your father, it’s over’.
Jacques Sichel claimed that his father wishes to live. “It was his wishes that were put on video and that I had transcribed by a bailiff”. “In Argenteuil, my father came home for a urinary tract infection that could have been treated with antibiotics. He would have gone home quietly. They preferred to give him 16 calories a day, a liter of glucose and it was not every day. They refuse to give us the medical file. My father was left to die of hunger and thirst,” he continued.
And to conclude: “Today, my father’s eyes are open, they recognize us. We are trying to save him because he wants to. The Leonetti protocol, they put it in place outside of any legal framework. cessation of care. In my eyes, we are on a cessation of care”.