The recent case of Jahi McMath leads me to wonder. . .
Since a lot of our body heat is in a large part is caused by metabolism, and since her brain has shut down, would that also shut down metabolism? *If not, how is her body retaining heat? I could see piling blankets on her body but that would seem to just maintain the ambient temperature.
*Possibly, for all we know, they have already removed life support and disposed of the body, so it’s all irrelevant, but it would still apply to the first three weeks that she was hooked up.