My guess, this is not going to be the happiest homecoming.
Jesse Ramirez was in a horrible car accident. His wife, whom he had been having marital issues with, goes to court to get him disconnected from life support. She succeeds over objections from his family. But then a miracle happens, the husband comes back to consciousness.
I bet dinner at their house is going to be awkward. Oh, and Ramirez’s care is now going to be provided by an independent guardian. Thank God.
Jesse Ramirez Jr.’s awakening, which friends called “a miracle,” occurred after his sister, parents and other relatives went to court and obtained an emergency order for feeding and hydration tubes to be reinserted, reversing a directive given by his wife, Rebecca Ramirez.
Judge Paul Katz announced the news Tuesday during a Maricopa County Superior Court hearing. Relatives had been in a three-week battle over the 36-year-old postal worker’s fate, and who should control it. Ramirez suffered brain injuries in a May 30 automobile accident. He regained consciousness on Sunday.
“He is awake,” confirmed Judith Morse, an attorney appointed by Katz to investigate legal, ethical and medical issues. “He is able to respond to verbal commands. He is aware of who he is and who his family members are.” No further information about Ramirez’s condition was available.
Morse also announced that Rebecca Ramirez and her in-laws had reached a settlement in the dispute over Ramirez’s care. An independent guardian will be appointed to make medical decisions. via USATODAY.com.