Well, this is awkward.
On June 8, his wife, Rebecca, asked doctors to remove his food and water tubes. But Jesse's family took her to court, and a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ordered the tubes reconnected and appointed an independent attorney to mediate between the families and to talk to Jesse's doctors.
Now, he can hug and kiss, nod his head, answer yes and no questions, give a thumbs-up sign and sit in a chair.
Republicans were roundly criticized for their conduct of the Terri Shiavo affair but where is the national outrage over near killing of Jesse Ramirez? Think what a tragedy it would have been if the wife's demands to starve Mr. Ramirez to death had been accomplished. How often does this happen?
So we now have two diagnoses that are widely viewed as mistakes. The pull-the-plug crowd will argue that Terri Shiavo was clinically brain dead and that her food and water should have been removed much earlier.
Mr. Ramirez is alive when last week doctors were one the verge of starving him to death.
Mistakes happen. But as for me, I want to err on the side of life.