The mystery of Asher Dean S. Lubofsky remains, amidst the pain and suffering that the family has to endure thru their deep grief over losing their precious son. Nothing anyone can say or do will ever alleviate that. As Mr. Lubofsky said, life goes on for everyone else; I am stuck in today’s grief over the loss of my son and have no idea how to go on without him.
What is evident in this story is that the Guam Medical Community at many steps along the way failed young Asher. Those questions raised and the so called differences on how the family saw things at the Guam Seventh Day Adventist Clinic and the Guam Memorial Hospital have to be answered. Is the template medical record system, as an example, at the Seventh Day Adventist Clinic dangerous or even flawed as Mr. Lubofsky stated? Did Dr. Miyagi ever examine young Asher and if so, how did he do all that he stated that he did in just 20 minutes? Why no call or assistance was done by Ethan Snider to help the family get to the hospital with what ever way they chose to get there, rather than threatening a dying child’s father who was alone with two young kids and trying to save his son? Why no doctors saw Asher at the Guam Seventh Day Adventist on the second day and day in which Asher was in dire medical needs? When Asher arrived in front of Ethan Snider, he only had 20 hours left of his young life and he was reportedly denied a doctor. Why no doctor at the Guam Memorial Hospital ever entered Asher’s room after 7pm at night until he died the next morning. As a parent, I know I would want to know these answers. It may be too late now to help Asher, but what about the next child, your child or mine? Medical Care on Guam has been criticized for a long time and the loss of life of a 5 year old healthy child is another example of a failed system.