(Closed) Horrible

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah, I read it as just letting children with severe impediments to life die naturally. I’ve got a friend who had a child with a crippling disability and keeping her a live was just causing her more pain – the condition was called epidermolysis bullosa, which is when the skin is so fragile that any touch will tear it. Unfortunately, this condition also affected the baby’s internal organs and they were basically tearing and breaking down inside of her. Even feeding her wasn’t an option as it was so damaging to her internal organs. In that case, the child just had to be left to die naturally. I imagine this is far from the only time this has happened for a young baby, and I imagine it is just as heartbreaking for those parents as it was for my friend.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

This makes me sad especially because was are considering adopting a child with the same birth defect as our daughter has.  When reading about the adoption of a child with this condition it has been stated several times that in a lot of places a child with this condition would simply be starved to death or abandoned in the wilderness.  My daughter is perfect and that someone as beautiful and wonderful as her would be considered disposable is disgusting.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@hiroshymatetrastar:  yup and we all know of someone who had a bad time in hospitals. Doesn’t mean it’s how it is for the majority.  Our health service isn’t perfect but there are a lot of fantastic people who work in it as support workers, doctors, nurses, practitioners etc who get branded by bullshit stories like this.  By and large our health services and its workers work their fingers to the bone to do a good job.  This is a hyped up story because they know people will be horrified, buy the paper and post it all over the Internet, further promoting the story.   People have bad experience in health services all over the world and unfortunately those stories sell more papers than stories of unsung heros. 

Our health service workers do not let people just die painfully.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@MrsFuzzyFace:  I don’t think that’s what the article is talking about, evening reading between the lines of the Daily Mail piece. It’s where a child has a terrible, life-ending condition – the articles I linked to talk about children they can’t even feed because any contact with any of their tissues rips it to shreds.

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i couldn’t read it after looking at the pictures.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just for comparison, here’s another piece from the daily mail today.  This is the sort of high brow paper it is…  Its dogs in jumpers ffs.  It’s low brow, trashy, full of crap, believes all gay people are peadophilles, and anyone who believes its stories may also need telling that Santa isn’t real either…

heres some daily mail for you all.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241096/Its-just-humans-embarrassing-jumpers-Christmas-Dogs-cat-dressed-festive-attire.html

Post # 25
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@anahappilyeverafter:  Thank you for clarifying.  =)

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

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@doorstopper:  you’re right.  I should do myself a favor and not read stuff like this.  Hearing that your child that you love would have been starved to death if born to someone else make stories like this sting a bit, even if the circumstance is not the same.  Thanks for posting that link with the different perspective.

Post # 29
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Honestly I think if a story like this disgusts you— no matter how completely rare the situation is or how over-hyped and fabricated the article is— it should make you more in favor of the patient’s right to die with dignity, in other words, assisted suicide and euthanasia.  There are plenty of terminal illnesses that promise the sufferer a long and painful wait for death, and in most of the US as in many countries, it’s illegal for that patient to choose a comfortable and dignified path to end of life, or for those responsible for a patient (such as parents of an infant, or the spouse of a brain injury victim) to make that same choice on the patient’s  behalf.

Tell me again how it’s better to “allow nature to take its course” rather than taking advantage of the medicines and techniques that science already knows?

Of course there would need to be a lot of checks and balances, to make sure such a tremendous responsibility were not abused, but personally I’d much rather let my husband decide to use medicine to end my life, were I terminally and painfully ill and unable to speak for myself, than to go the “natural” route and slowly starve to death.

This by no means is meant to legitimize that ridiculous article, which is pretty much only suitable for lining puppy cages.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@fishbone:  agreed. I wasn’t making a statement about health. Service, just can’t stand false information.  I believe everyone should have the right to die with dignity too.  I saw my dad waste away and I know he would have preferred it.

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