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    I caught the story before she died. When I read they amp'd her feet and hands, removed both kineys(how) and her stomach, I was thinking she would probably be better off dead. I know that sounds heartless, but who'd want to live after that? Sad. Also a reminder of how ER docs get it wrong a lot.

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    Brazilian amputee model dead at 20 - CNN.com





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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    One of my cats died a few weeks ago. I wonder if I should call the news media and ask for an article. Nah, that would be tacky. I should really ask them why there is a lot less real news now than a decade ago.
    Dude. I only posted this because there were topics all over the forum for this chick. And if you want to equate a human life to your cats, then go right ahead.

    I found a sobering and stunning connection with this event. Something who was considered one of the most beautiful women on the planet can so quickly and so suddenly lose all beauty. It's mortality man, and sometimes it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    One of my cats died a few weeks ago. I wonder if I should call the news media and ask for an article. Nah, that would be tacky. I should really ask them why there is a lot less real news now than a decade ago.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I caught the story before she died. When I read they amp'd her feet and hands, removed both kineys(how) and her stomach, I was thinking she would probably be better off dead. I know that sounds heartless, but who'd want to live after that? Sad. Also a reminder of how ER docs get it wrong a lot.
    I think most everybody probably thought the same thing you did. No hands and feet means no life. You'll be a talking head for the most part. Will always need an assistant.

    I didn't see where this started in the ER. My son went to the ER with a busted appendix and they sent him home with the flu. Ruptured appendixes can be difficult to diagnose, but this was a teaching hospital. My son went back a few days later via ambulance, and get this, the ambulance guys made fun of him, and said, "you're a big boy, can't you walk"?. My son was furious over this, but my husband who becomes a real candyass when it comes to medical personnel wouldn't let us get confrontational with this company, or the hospital. I know now that confrontational would have been the right way to go. Professionals need to act professional.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    I think most everybody probably thought the same thing you did. No hands and feet means no life. You'll be a talking head for the most part. Will always need an assistant.
    That's not necessarily true.

    On the other hand, given the extreme gravity of her condition, I don't think there's any chance she could've been saved.
    I think the amputations were unnecessary.
    I do not think she was ever conscious once they began, so she didn't suffer any because of them, but her family certainly did.
    They probably could've just as well been spared witnessing this desecration, and left with a pretty corpse to bury, rather than a mutilated one, given that she had no real chance of survival anyway once the toxemia set in.
    If anything, this is a case of medical personnel doing too much.
    They must've known nothing would save her.

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

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    That's not necessarily true.

    On the other hand, given the extreme gravity of her condition, I don't think there's any chance she could've been saved.
    I think the amputations were unnecessary.
    I do not think she was ever conscious once they began, so she didn't suffer any because of them, but her family certainly did.
    They probably could've just as well been spared witnessing this desecration, and left with a pretty corpse to bury, rather than a mutilated one, given that she had no real chance of survival anyway once the toxemia set in.
    If anything, this is a case of medical personnel doing too much.
    They must've known nothing would save her.
    Hey, I agree wholeheartedly, but the family should have been asking a lot of questions and doing research. The internet is full of info.

    I wonder if she was misdiagnosed early on which this seems like a possibility, but I'm no expert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    That's not necessarily true.

    On the other hand, given the extreme gravity of her condition, I don't think there's any chance she could've been saved.
    I think the amputations were unnecessary.
    I do not think she was ever conscious once they began, so she didn't suffer any because of them, but her family certainly did.
    They probably could've just as well been spared witnessing this desecration, and left with a pretty corpse to bury, rather than a mutilated one, given that she had no real chance of survival anyway once the toxemia set in.
    If anything, this is a case of medical personnel doing too much.
    They must've known nothing would save her.
    She was conscious after the amp, and they communicated to her by eye movement. They asked a series of questions, one being something like , do you want to go on(live) and she responded yes. I'm guessing they did, blink once for yes, twice for no.

    Marilyn, that's messed up what they said to your son. You must have good restraint!

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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    She was conscious after the amp, and they communicated to her by eye movement. They asked a series of questions, one being something like , do you want to go on(live) and she responded yes. I'm guessing they did, blink once for yes, twice for no.

    Marilyn, that's messed up what they said to your son. You must have good restraint!
    I didn't do what I felt I should cause my husband is always seemingly unconcerned over stuff like this. I think it's called being a yellow-belly. In the end I was the yellow-belly. I'm sorry for it.
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    Re: Brazilian Amputee Model Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I should really ask them why there is a lot less real news now than a decade ago.
    It's because antibiotics are become less effective, therefore the news gets worse.
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