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(Flint Journal)   18 month-old girl has to endure seizures, werewolf syndrome. Lives on pasta and applesauce.   ( mlive.com) divider line
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2002-04-08 10:12:53 AM  
what a wuss
2002-04-08 10:13:06 AM  
2002-04-08 10:13:59 AM  
not really
2002-04-08 10:14:45 AM  
Once more, proof that there is NO GOD or that if there is, he or she is a sick farking monster.
2002-04-08 10:14:53 AM  
That just sucks.
2002-04-08 10:15:08 AM  
That poor kid! Talk about starting life off on the wrong foot. I hope they can put together a pancreatic transplant to take care of her.
2002-04-08 10:15:35 AM  
she is going to be on every French mechanic's calendar
2002-04-08 10:17:06 AM  
Ouch. Sounds like anti-diabetes. How about eating tons of candy to counteract the excessive insulin? Sounds better than fuggin "werewolf syndrome." Sheesh...
2002-04-08 10:17:28 AM  
Ashlee was diagnosed with hyperinsulinism in Michigan months ago, but the treatment wasn't helping. So Dina and Dan went on the Internet - where they originally met - and did their own research.

Whether it's people posting fake pictures of themselves or their children sprouting hair and shooting insulin out of every pore of their body, Internet love is just not meant to be.
2002-04-08 10:17:34 AM  
"Porkchopsh and appleshauche..., that'sh shwell..."
2002-04-08 10:18:38 AM  
2002-04-08 10:19:29 AM  
So does my two-year-old...
2002-04-08 10:20:20 AM  
That sucks.
2002-04-08 10:20:27 AM  
"The Tallises believe the seizures began when they switched Ashlee's bottle from formula to milk. Unbeknownst to them, the milk and other high-protein foods were making their baby sicker."

Just more evidence that milk from a cow is not meant for human consumption.
2002-04-08 10:21:42 AM  
capotesan > my thoughts exactly ...
2002-04-08 10:21:57 AM  
There were days when she would eat a whole plate of scrambled eggs," Dan Tallis said. "We look back now and we were basically poisoning her.

mmm scrambled eggs I'm hungry.
2002-04-08 10:22:20 AM  
That is very sad. Hopefully one day science will be able to cure this condition. This werewolf syndrome business has given me an idea however. I'll bottle it and sell it to bald men.
2002-04-08 10:22:41 AM  
Hey, uh, stop using this poor kid to pawn off your views. This is not proof either way of the existance of a god, or of the healthiness of cow's milk. shiat happens. At least the kid can lead a normal life, even if she has to shave a bit more than most.
2002-04-08 10:22:43 AM  
I'll gladly give some of my tax money for stuff like this.
2002-04-08 10:23:02 AM  
Sburbncwby, are you one of them PETA freaks? If you are, ttthhhppptttsss....
Gimme a big-ased glass of milk, some cheese and a fat-assed steak.
2002-04-08 10:24:16 AM  
It's hearing stories like this that make me realize how grateful I should be that I'm relatively healthy.
2002-04-08 10:24:47 AM  
who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "Hey, I think I'll drink what ever comes out of that thing"
2002-04-08 10:26:10 AM  
"I'll bottle it and sell it to bald men."
Because we all know that deep down all bald men want to look like hairy freaks ;-)
2002-04-08 10:26:39 AM  
Levarien, probably somebody with a mouthful of cookies.
2002-04-08 10:31:47 AM  
HalfTard, yeah, better something like this than a governmental cluster fark.
2002-04-08 10:33:18 AM  
Scrubjosh No, no. Frksamor is right, this is yet more proof of either divine indifference, or divine non-existence.

But, other than that, I love milk.
2002-04-08 10:33:41 AM  
Frksamor-I am definitely not a Peta freak, I eat chicken and turkey. And...I eat cheese, even though I know it is bad for me. i just can't resist a good grilled cheese sandwich or a pizza.

However, think about it, cows have four stomachs, we only have one. Lactose intolerance is not a disorder, it is the natural human reaction to a substance that is not supposed to be in your body. People that don't have lactose intolerance have built up a tolerance. If something is not bad for you, you don't have to build up a tolerance for it. You never hear about someone having to build up a tolerance for salad.
I used to drink a lot of whole milk, when I was working out a lot and trying to bulk up. Since I stopped drinking milk, I have had way fewer colds, and feel much healthier.
children that don't drink milk never get ear infections, and are generally much healthier than kids that do. Milk also causes (not prevents) osteoporosis. The only countries where many women get osteoporosis are countries where Cow's milk is consumed.
2002-04-08 10:33:54 AM  
poor kid :-( hopefully she'll manage to have a good life despite this... it sounds like her parents are doing everything they can..
2002-04-08 10:34:41 AM  
didn't read the story, but...pasta and applesauce sounds YUMMY!
2002-04-08 10:34:41 AM  
Sounds like the perfect girl for batboy.
2002-04-08 10:34:47 AM  
Way to bring me down on this dreary Monday morning! Poor kid.
2002-04-08 10:37:26 AM  
Ya know, back in the day this kid would have been put out of her misery. But now, we're too "evolved" for such things as mercy.
2002-04-08 10:37:37 AM  
mmmmmmmm . . . cheesesteak!
2002-04-08 10:37:44 AM  
Sburbncwby: do you have any references to back that all up? I'm not saying I think you're wrong, I would be really interested in reading a researched paper on that.
Milk, it does a body.. in?
2002-04-08 10:38:08 AM  
I'm no Monkeydoctor, but it seems to me that if the kids pancreas is giving her all the trouble they should just rip that bad boy out and then treat her like any other insulin-dependent diabetic.
2002-04-08 10:38:24 AM  
Sorry about that post. I am not trying to threadjack. just had a simple comment, and then felt the need to defend my comment.
I feel very bad for this girl.
2002-04-08 10:42:28 AM  
If hitler were still around, that girl would've been put out of her misery at birth. Needless suffering and crippling illness is a drain on humanity as a whole.. not to mention there is no or will be no quality of life for that girl.
2002-04-08 10:44:25 AM  
That just made my whining about life seem like the small ineffectual close minded ranting of the village idiot. The poor kid!!!
2002-04-08 10:45:59 AM  
Blubberknife, Frksamor:

So the only way God can exist is through the Christian ideal of a benevoent, interactive, all-good God? IF there is a God, isn't a little arrogant to think that the existance of disease is proof that someone who has the power to create life doesn't exist? I feel bad for the kid, but she'll be an inspiration to others, and she'll probably learn to appreciate life more, despite her hardships.

Is there a God? Hell, I don't know. I like to think so. I've been through enough shiat in my life to think otherwise, but it hasn't changed my opinion. Is it the standard Christian ideal of a God? Again, I don't know. I'm certainly no standard Christian.

Everybody suffers in life. That's why it's called life.
2002-04-08 10:50:07 AM  
She may have a really good quality of life, who knows.
I wish her all the best, sad story indeed.
2002-04-08 10:50:08 AM  
That crap your posting is PETA junk science propaganda.

Many societies have been drinking cows milk for dozens of generations and lactose intolerance is still pretty rare.

Saying this sad story is 'proof' that we aren't meant to drink cow's milk is like saying red hair is proof that you're a decendant of George Washington.
2002-04-08 10:52:11 AM  
Dolfin Yes, obviously Hitler's groundbreaking policies on "culling the weak" are to be trumpeted as a good thing. Uh huh. Dumbass.
2002-04-08 10:52:22 AM  
Damn, this IS a sad story. I really hope a complete pancreas comes up for her along the transplant line.
2002-04-08 10:54:13 AM  
Using this as 'proof' that there is no God is ridiculous, as well.

No one said this life was going to be easy, and in the big picture of Christianity, life on Earth is short and only a small part of our existance.
2002-04-08 10:56:26 AM  
Eat 2 Twinkies and drink 2 beers and call me in the morning.
2002-04-08 10:57:03 AM  
"This is nasty," said Dr. Paul S. Thornton, director of the hyperinsulinism program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where Ashlee was treated.
Quite the professional and thorough analysis by Dr. Thornton. It does sound like a pretty dreadful condition when the cure causes some serious problems itself. Isn't this and other insulin diseases one of the primary foci of fetal tissue research?
2002-04-08 10:58:13 AM  
peta propaganda??
What about big business dairy industry propaganda?
Just drop it, this article is barely about milk. It's about a poor sick little girl, and I wish I never saw it in the first place, because it just depresses me.
2002-04-08 10:58:30 AM  
Cow's milk is pretty bad, especially for adults. The reason that people of European descent can continue to digest lactose from cow's milk is due to a genetic mutation that interfere's with weaning. The production of the enzymes necessary to process the lactose is supposed to taper into adulthood. We are the only animal that succles another animal's milk.
2002-04-08 10:58:42 AM  
Scrubjosh I'm certainly no standard Christian.

So... you're a part-time christian, like most? :P

Seriously though, of course there's no way for me to know if there's a god or gods or whatever. And, there's no way for you to know either. So, basically, unless I personally see direct divine intervention, I just will not believe.

So, yeah, given the absence of any direct proof, I prefer to think He doesn't exist.
2002-04-08 11:06:02 AM  
Diogenes wrote: We are the only animal that succles another animal's milk.

We're also the only animal that grills juicy slabs of cow. Mmmm... steak.
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