The bizarre and emotional battle over the medical care of Casey Kasem is nearing an end. An LA County judge has authorized his daughter to have doctors withdraw his feeding tubes. The ruling follows Kasem’s wishes as expressed in his 2007 living will. The ruling also adheres to his health care power of attorney which gave his daughter authority over his medical decisions (and not his wife). Jean Kasem, an actress known for playing dumb blonde roles, maintains that the daughter is sentencing him to death because she wants his money.
1. Usually a living will and health care power of attorney will avoid this acrimonious situation.
2. It is too bad that the public has had to view the reason Kasem trusted his daughter with his medical decisions and not his wife.
3. Like Kasem, I would not want someone who throws meat at others when angry in charge of my medical decisions.