While also asking for prayers for Titus' recovery, she encouraged any other family that is going through a similar situation to reach out to her with offer support and information.
"I didn't know I had options. I didn't know I had rights. I didn't find out about the patients' rights until it was too late," she said.
"And so when you're going through a situation like this, you're so overwhelmed by all the information that's being put at you, sometimes it's hard to digest. So I would say any family that's going through this- learn your rights, know you have options, and don't give up."
Michael Vacca, an attorney and head of bioethics for the Catholic healthcare nonprofit Christ Medicus Foundation, urged Beaumont Hospital to defer to the rights of the parents.
"Despite being declared brain dead, a designation that is imprecise and inconsistent, these physical signs in Titus are objective indications of life," Vacca said Oct. 30.
Louis Brown, Executive Director of the CMF, called for another medical facility to take Titus on as a patient.
"It is unjust that medical institutions are seeking to end life support so quickly against the wishes of the patient's family and when patients are showing signs of life," he said Oct. 30.
The family will go to court Nov. 7, when both sides will present their case so Oakland County Circuit Judge Hala Jarbou can decide what will happen going forward.
In the interim, Lowrey said, the family is looking for facilities that will take Titus and offer him care, both in the Detroit metro area and further afield.
Cromer's case is similar to that of 14-year-old Bobby Reyes, who was rushed to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Michigan last month following a severe asthma attack. Repeat tests in the following days indicated that there was no blood flow or electrical activity in the boy's brain.
The hospital declared Reyes brain dead and made plans to remove him from life support. Reyes' family fought the decision but ultimately failed to receive relief from a court, due to a jurisdiction dispute. Reyes was removed from life support on Oct. 15.
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The hospital said in a statement, "Continuing medical interventions was inappropriate after Bobby had suffered brain death and violates the professional integrity of Michigan Medicine's clinicians." Michigan law recognizes an individual as dead if they have undergone "irreversible cessation of all function of the entire brain, including the brain stem."
The two Michigan cases have drawn renewed attention to the diagnosis of brain death and sparked concerns over parental rights in cases where family members question a diagnosis.
The National Catholic Bioethics Center (NCBC) maintains that cases of improvement over the course of months or years generally indicate an incorrect diagnosis of brain death in the first place.
"Stories of people continuing on a ventilator for months or years after being declared brain dead typically indicate a failure to apply the tests and criteria for determination of brain death with proper attentiveness and rigor," said Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, director of education for the center, in a 2005 information sheet.
"In other words, somebody is likely to have cut some corners in carrying out the testing and diagnosis."
In Cromer's case, the family believes their teenage son has been misdiagnosed. Their lawyer cited his improvements in independent breathing and blood pressure regulation as "very strong indicia that he has not suffered brain death," according to the Detroit Free Press.