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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know but stranger things have happened...In both cases thee experts said the patient was vegetive ...well they were wrong with the man and could have been wrong with the woman......since they starved her to death we will never know........
    Except that Schavio was tested for basic brain activity and came up nothing. This guy wasn't.

    Clearly, your understanding of neurology is less then your understanding of how many people take the Seattle Monorail, but explain to me how someone can not be brain dead when they are missing entire pieces of their brain that control basic functions necessary to even breathe.

    Seriously, start using Google for a change rather then first assuming whatever you wish to be true is in fact true.

    Do you even understand that the pictures clearly show massive differences?
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Except that Schavio was tested for basic brain activity and came up nothing. This guy wasn't.

    Clearly, your understanding of neurology is less then your understanding of how many people take the Seattle Monorail, but explain to me how someone can not be brain dead when they are missing entire pieces of their brain that control basic functions necessary to even breathe.

    Seriously, start using Google for a change rather then first assuming whatever you wish to be true is in fact true.

    Do you even understand that the pictures clearly show massive differences?
    So you are the resident doctor, here?

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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    So you are the resident doctor, here?
    Ok, forgive me for pointing this out, but this is basic biology. And I dont mean "first semester med school" basic, I mean ****ing "junior high biology" basic.

    Bits of the brain dying off is not conducive to continual functioning of the human body. This is not a complicated concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Ok, forgive me for pointing this out, but this is basic biology. And I dont mean "first semester med school" basic, I mean ****ing "junior high biology" basic.

    Bits of the brain dying off is not conducive to continual functioning of the human body. This is not a complicated concept.
    It can be tricky if the extent of your scientific knowledge is "godidit"
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    It can be tricky if the extent of your scientific knowledge is "godidit"
    Yes but even someone who can quote the entire bible from memory and spends their days locked in a room contemplating god and whatnot should know that brain=life, brain death=not life.
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You are making a habit of insulting people you disagree with..I suggest you cease.......Thanks
    Pot, kettle? what a hippocrit...

    I told my son years ago if I get into what is considered an unrecoverable state of health, to bring in the best looking nurses and have them dance naked for me. If I get an erection, good, continue treatment, if not pull the plug.
    But I have to reconsider that, now that I am old the erections require a lot more than just looking at a naked woman....
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Pot, kettle? what a hippocrit...

    I told my son years ago if I get into what is considered an unrecoverable state of health, to bring in the best looking nurses and have them dance naked for me. If I get an erection, good, continue treatment, if not pull the plug.
    But I have to reconsider that, now that I am old the erections require a lot more than just looking at a naked woman....
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know but stranger things have happened...In both cases thee experts said the patient was vegetive ...well they were wrong with the man and could have been wrong with the woman......since they starved her to death we will never know........
    We did know; the autopsy on Schiavo revealed her brain had turned to mush. There are different types of vegetative states. In Terri's case she was in a persistent vegetative state (PVS). PVS is progressive, as time goes on the condition of the brain deteriorates further. That's why in the very early years she may have been able to communicate a little but years in she lost all form of being able to do anything. The Cerebral Cortex which controls higher brain functions such as talking, sight, hearing, interpretation had been obliterated. It is what is called Neo-cortical death. What remained in Terri was the brain stem which controls lower brain functions such as breathing, sleeping, grunting, moans and involuntary reactions.

    When the autopsy was done not only did they find an abnormally low brain weight but also that the neural pathways that would have allowed her to interpret sight were gone. Effectively leaving her blind. They also found that she had been aspirating into her lungs for quite sometime. Her body could not swallow properly anything on its own and apparently saliva was causing her problems.

    She was in that condition 15 years, there was no recovering it was only going to get worse. She had osteo-perosis and multiple other complications.

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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its against the rules to call another member names but if you do at least learn how to spell hypocrite my left wing friend....
    Of all the people to criticize someone for spelling. You don't even know the difference between "an" and "and"......
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    Re: 'Vegetative state' man responds to questions

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    So you are the resident doctor, here?
    Enough to tell that the brains have drastic differences. You know, one is clearly MISSING PIECES.

    If you think that missing parts of a brain has no impact upon mental function, then would you allow us to remove parts of yours?
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