(ABC NEWS) The mother of Jahi McMath said today the hospital where the 13-year-old girl is being kept on life support is not feeding her and has been insensitive in referring to the brain-dead teen as “the body.”

“To watch my daughter just sit there and not have food … I’m just so happy that she is kind of a thick girl so she still looks good,” Latasha Winkfield said today. “I tell her every day, ‘Jahi, you losin’ weight girl, but you still look good.’ I just think it’s inhumane to not feed my child, to not refer to her by her name, and stop us in our tracks.”

The family has been fighting for time to find a facility willing to take Jahi, but hospital officials have said they don’t believe any such place exists because the girl is “deceased.”

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