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Girl Who Underwent Tonsil Surgery Now On Life Support

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A family in California facing a difficult decision but still trying to figure out answers on what went wrong when their little girl went into the hospital to get her tonsils removed and ended up on life support.

13-year-old Jahi Mcmath underwent the routine surgical procedure of having her tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday, but while she was recovering, Mcmath didn't stop bleeding from her mouth and nose, according to her family.

Jahi's mother Nailah Winkfield broke down in front of children's hospital as she talked about her daughter.

One family member, who is a surgical nurse, says she kept asking for help but few nurses were around and the staff didn't react until it she started screaming for help.

"Told me my daughter would be home on Tuesday and now you tell me she'll never come home again," Winkfield said,

Hospital spokesperson Melinda Kreigel says the intensive care unit was and is always fully staffed.

She says she doesn't know why Jahi's surgery had this outcome, but that her case being investigated.

Jahi's family says they feel the hospital is treating them poorly and trying to rush them out.

"Now you're saying your family is taking over the hospital. You guys invaded my life," Winkfield said.

Kreigel says the hospital was not trying to rush the family from the room and that it is the family's decision to make with their doctor as to when they decide to remove their daughter from life support

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