I work as a Social Worker in a hospital - the ICU is part of my charge to plan discharges, provide crisis intervention, explain and execute Advanced Medical Directives, resolve complaints and Bio-ethics consultation. I have followed this case constantly, because I've had to live events close to it yearly.
First off, +1 on Cholly's thoughts. Young Jahi is dead, and only the Healer can heal this case now and in the future when she is taken off life support.
The hospital has acted stupidly. I have wondered why they have moved so quickly. I've had cases where doctors have kept people on life support for 25-30 days with NO ONE having the gumption to even approach the family with discontinuing of life support. Just about had a funeral in the room with one case before the family came to the right decision, but we had to wait for a soldier to come in from Afghanistan and proper permission for her incarcerated, life-sentenced son to be brought in with some heavy chains. This whole piece of this story - the hospital's actions to discontinue life support - is unbelievable to me. I would have turned in my resignation if I were there, or they would have fired me for testifying against them in these numerous trials.
Finally, Jahi is dead, and the spirit has left the body. I don't fault the hospital now in its statements that they will not allow feeding tubes or tracheostomy in place or any other operation on a "corpse". Mom says she responds, but this is not the case. As she and others are praying, someone need to counsel her that this earth is not our home. Jahi is doing what her God has purposed her to do. To have her come back to this earth without knowledge of how to communicate, how to eat, how to expel waste from her body, how to breath without assistance and suffering from multiple vital organ failure or skin integrity is ... not what I would want for either myself or any of my children or grands, etc.