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(Yahoo)   Congresswoman's daughter born with Potter's Syndrome, wasn't expected to survive, is now the girl who lived   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 111
    More: Sappy, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Brian Beutler, Potter's syndrome, miracles  
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2013-09-09 01:05:06 PM  
Horse-hockey!
 
2013-09-09 01:10:30 PM  

somedude210: Horse-hockey!


I think you mean, "Codswallop!"
 
2013-09-09 01:11:40 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: somedude210: Horse-hockey!

I think you mean, "Codswallop!"


Cow-Cookies!
 
2013-09-09 01:12:48 PM  
Huh... I didn't think a lightning bolt birthmark would be that serious
 
2013-09-09 01:16:55 PM  
The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.


I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.
 
2013-09-09 01:22:20 PM  
SANANEFROS!
 
2013-09-09 01:23:17 PM  
Meadow Muffins!
 
2013-09-09 01:27:08 PM  
Mule Fritters!
 
2013-09-09 01:34:07 PM  
It's good to be the king.
 
2013-09-09 01:34:07 PM  

Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.


Unfortunately the science will be left out for those poor unwashed masses that can't handle polysyllabic words.
 
2013-09-09 01:35:49 PM  
She's anti-abortion. I wonder how long until this gets turned into an anti-abortion message.


/Frankly, the cynic in me is already thinking this might all be coswallop.
 
2013-09-09 01:35:51 PM  
Bull-feathers?
 
2013-09-09 02:10:27 PM  
Pony pucks!!
 
2013-09-09 02:11:46 PM  
Pony pucks!
 
2013-09-09 02:15:13 PM  

xanadian: Pony pucks!!


Buffalo bagels!
You beat me to it.
 
2013-09-09 02:18:31 PM  
MULE FRITTERS!
 
2013-09-09 02:28:11 PM  
An infant who needs a kidney transplant...

She's lasted this long but I am not holding out much hope she makes it to kindergarten much less adulthood.

But I suppose it's good her parents feel hopeful.
 
2013-09-09 02:28:15 PM  
Abracdabrseasegone!
 
2013-09-09 02:37:39 PM  

2wolves: Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.

Unfortunately the science will be left out for those poor unwashed masses that can't handle polysyllabic words.


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potter_sequence

Basically, fetal urine comprises most of the amniotic fluid after the 1st trimester.  Interestingly, the most lethal part of Potter's syndrome is related to the lungs.  In the fetus, the amniotic fluid provides hydrodymanic pressure for the alveoli in the lungs to expand and develop properly.  Even though the symptom arises from a lack of kidney development, renal failure is a secondary cause of death, behind pulmonary hypoplasia.  When they're born, the lack of amniotic fluid causes severe facial and limb deformities, as the amniotic fluid acts as a buffer between the uterus and the fetus, resisting compression.  The saline treatment ignores the renal agenesis and treats the more lethal lung problems by providing a substitute for the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more normally.  So when the kid is born, they can put them on dialysis for a while until they can handle a transplant and not have to worry as much about pulmonary hypoplasia.

The kid isn't out of the woods yet, either.  She hasn't "survived," she just hasn't died yet.
 
2013-09-09 02:53:07 PM  
Road apples!
 
2013-09-09 02:54:28 PM  

Fark It: The kid isn't out of the woods yet, either.


Maybe they should consider getting her to a medical facility, then.  Having something like that, and being stuck in a forest, well, that *CAN'T* help her chances.
 
2013-09-09 02:59:52 PM  
Pooppoopadoop!

/wish the family well
//I suppose
 
2013-09-09 03:00:13 PM  

Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.


This.
 
2013-09-09 03:00:41 PM  
Damn; the kids lungs and kidneys didn't form right? That's some shiatty news. Hopefully, the kid's lungs continue to improve and they line her up for a kidney or something.
 
2013-09-09 03:00:47 PM  

dittybopper: Meadow Muffins!


Banned on the Run: Pony pucks!


Pony Muffins!

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-09 03:02:36 PM  
Sounds like a Harry situation.
 
2013-09-09 03:02:39 PM  

Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.


Thank you. It's neither a spiritual miracle nor magic, but

img27.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-09 03:03:07 PM  
Must be nice to have top notch medical care at no expense to them. Too bad people like her don't think that everyone should receive it.
 
2013-09-09 03:03:20 PM  
The Girl Who Lived was an absolutely terrible piece of fanfiction.
 
2013-09-09 03:04:47 PM  

Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.


As someone who knows only a bit about medical stuff, modern medicine looks like miracles to me.
 
2013-09-09 03:05:00 PM  

Fark It: 2wolves: Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.

Unfortunately the science will be left out for those poor unwashed masses that can't handle polysyllabic words.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potter_sequence

Basically, fetal urine comprises most of the amniotic fluid after the 1st trimester.  Interestingly, the most lethal part of Potter's syndrome is related to the lungs.  In the fetus, the amniotic fluid provides hydrodymanic pressure for the alveoli in the lungs to expand and develop properly.  Even though the symptom arises from a lack of kidney development, renal failure is a secondary cause of death, behind pulmonary hypoplasia.  When they're born, the lack of amniotic fluid causes severe facial and limb deformities, as the amniotic fluid acts as a buffer between the uterus and the fetus, resisting compression.  The saline treatment ignores the renal agenesis and treats the more lethal lung problems by providing a substitute for the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more normally.  So when the kid is born, they can put them on dialysis for a while until they can handle a transplant and not have to worry as much about pulmonary hypoplasia.

The kid isn't out of the woods yet, either.  She hasn't "survived," she just hasn't died yet.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-09-09 03:05:06 PM  
Busload of Bushwah!!
 
2013-09-09 03:05:58 PM  
I am quite glad that there isn't a single mention of "God" or any other religious nonsense in who's responsible for overcoming this.  IMO, thanking "god" for such medical miracles is an insult to the advancement of medical science or the individual skill of doctors who made it happen.
 
2013-09-09 03:05:59 PM  
It's too bad she won't live.

/But then again, who does?
 
2013-09-09 03:06:16 PM  

somedude210: Horse-hockey!


www.richsmanagementblog.com
 
2013-09-09 03:06:29 PM  

Great Odins Raven: Must be nice to have top notch medical care at no expense to them. Too bad people like her don't think that everyone should receive it.


My daughter was able to receive an experimental, expensive, extremely dangerous (for both the fetus and the mother) treatment (that is not available for the overwhelming majority of Americans) for a condition that is 100% fatal and was born premature, with underdeveloped lungs and needing a kidney transplant in the first six months of her life.

You shouldn't be able to get an abortion, I didn't!
 
2013-09-09 03:07:07 PM  
I would Winguardian the wife's Leviosa, ifyaknowwhatimean
 
2013-09-09 03:07:42 PM  

SordidEuphemism: It's too bad she won't live.

/But then again, who does?


On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero.
 
2013-09-09 03:09:39 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.

As someone who knows only a bit about medical stuff, modern medicine looks like miracles to me.


Any sufficiently advanced technology will appear to be magic ...
 
2013-09-09 03:09:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: SordidEuphemism: It's too bad she won't live.

/But then again, who does?

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate drops to zero.


I don't remember that line from the movie. I must rewatch it!!!
 
2013-09-09 03:10:55 PM  
cdn8.mixrmedia.com
 
2013-09-09 03:11:09 PM  
www.moviequotesandmore.com
 
2013-09-09 03:16:50 PM  

MadCat221: I am quite glad that there isn't a single mention of "God" or any other religious nonsense in who's responsible for overcoming this.  IMO, thanking "god" for such medical miracles is an insult to the advancement of medical science or the individual skill of doctors who made it happen.


That you see it as an absolute either-or situation says more about you than it does about God, religious people, science, or medicine.
 
2013-09-09 03:18:40 PM  
Horsefeathers!
 
2013-09-09 03:19:52 PM  

Wade_Wilson: dittybopper: Meadow Muffins!

Banned on the Run: Pony pucks!

Pony Muffins!

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 185x158]


Cupcakes?
 
2013-09-09 03:22:09 PM  

Fark It: The kid isn't out of the woods yet, either.  She hasn't "survived," she just hasn't died yet.


The definition of survive is, "continue to live or exist, esp. in spite of danger or hardship ". Let's compromise by calling it, "survived so far".

Hope the kid pulls thru.
 
2013-09-09 03:23:04 PM  

Ambivalence: An infant who needs a kidney transplant...

She's lasted this long but I am not holding out much hope she makes it to kindergarten much less adulthood.

But I suppose it's good her parents feel hopeful.

have deep bank accounts and good health insurance.

FTFY
 
2013-09-09 03:23:11 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Fark It: The condition is usually fatal, leading Rep. Beutler to release a statement saying, "There is no medical solution available to us. We are praying for a miracle."

...

Against long odds, Abigail was born prematurely on July 15 with lungs strong enough to sustain life, thanks to an experimental treatment performed by a John Hopkins specialist in which saline was infused to replace the amniotic fluid, allowing the lungs to develop more fully than most cases of Potter's Syndrome.

I guess I'll be nice and say that maybe they weren't aware of this medical solution when they released their statement.

Thank you. It's neither a spiritual miracle nor magic, but

[img27.imageshack.us image 640x459]


God is my copilot but science is my mechanic.
 
2013-09-09 03:23:13 PM  
Best of luck to the little girl. I hope she's the outlier who grows up healthy and happy.

And best wishes to the parents, they have some tough moments ahead.

Rot in hell everyone who repeats this story as a repudiation of abortion rights.
 
2013-09-09 03:23:15 PM  
We should stop putting kidneys into pie.

uktv.co.uk
 
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