Skip to comments.Obese SC man dies after 8 months in home recliner
Posted on 11/19/2009 1:26:57 PM PST by JoeProBono
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a severely overweight South Carolina man stayed in his recliner without moving for eight months until shortly before his death.
Firefighters had to cut Tillmon Webb from the chair after his mother called paramedics because he was in pain. Greenwood County deputies say the 33-year-old weighed about 800 pounds when he died Wednesday at a hospital....
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He should have been on The Biggest Loser.
She waited 8 months until he was in pain? I hurt after 30 minutes.
Okay, can you imagine how much poop or pee could have gathered over eight months under the bottom of a man who maintained 800 pounds of weight?
I have my doubts about this story. He had to eat and drink over those eight months.
How did he eat if he couldn’t get up?
Or was he 1, 100 pounds back then....
Deputies say Webb had sores on his body and a “very bad odor.”
Why? Did his wife suggest he take out the trash?
Not much detail. It is not clear if he lived with his mother or wife or both. This is simply gross neglect by a family member(s).
It is time for PSA announcements to be aware that malignantly obese children and adults are at risk for death. It’s almost like ignoring mentally ill relatives who are a danger to themselves and others.
Deputies say Webb had sores on his body and a “very bad odor.”.....
Someone else can have this call.....
There are other hygiene and bodily functions that come to mind as well.
The mind reels and the stomach turns with the possibilities.
My dumb webtv wont go to the rest of the story so I could not read more.
I call BS. How did he go potty?
Among other things.
Was he of sound mind or health (other than the obvious) to make medical care decisions?
Really the only question is; who does mom sue?
It certainly can’t be the fat-man’s own fault, so someone has got to get sued.
Whoa! I don’t think I’ve ever seen MM’s legs. I’m pretty sure I don’t need to see them and hope I never see them again. Dude - Weight Watchers. Really.
Odor can be bad from bacteria growing in all the folds. Putrid.
Sounds like a very severe case of self neglect.
Oh Come On! Cant you see the man drinks water not sugery drinks...cant you see the iced water sitting in front of him?
Summer of Tillman.
***Was he of sound mind or health (other than the obvious) to make medical care decisions?***
That is such a great question. If he was unconscious, or acting strange for 8 months, you know someone would have called for help. But, just because he kept eating and urinating and defacating - he was considered normal. Plus, if he had a 300 pound tumor growing on just the one leg - he would have seen a doctor.
MALIGNANT OBESITY - KILLS!!!!!! Stop feeding the tumor - get it to a hospital!!!!!!
“This is simply gross neglect by a family member(s).”
No, it’s his own gross neglect of himself.
Take it from me, a fat person. You can nag or plead withn oan bese person. But that person has to make his/her owndecisiion to lose weight.