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Missouri woman found fused to recliner in home
Associated Press ^ | Nov.9, 2011 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH

Posted on 11/09/2011 2:24:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban Kansas City woman was left sitting in a vinyl recliner for so long that her skin had fused to the chair and she had to be pried out to be taken to a hospital after suffering an apparent stroke, authorities said.

Carol F. Brown's adult son told a state official he had left his 74-year-old mother in the chair for five days without helping her get up to use the bathroom or bathe because he was honoring her wishes to die in her Independence home, according to court documents that described the woman as a "rotting corpse that was still breathing." Brown later died.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kansascity; missouri; mo

1 posted on 11/09/2011 2:24:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It happens.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 2:27:03 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So, he was honoring her wish, but had her taken to the hospital, where she died.....thereby not honoring her wish.

I see.

3 posted on 11/09/2011 2:27:22 PM PST by edpc (My silence IS an answer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
he was honoring her wishes to die

That was the Vinyl Solution to the problem

4 posted on 11/09/2011 2:31:21 PM PST by hellbender
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It takes a lot longer than five days for skin to fuse to a chair.


5 posted on 11/09/2011 2:32:38 PM PST by Kipp
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like my ex wife. Ass always on the couch.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 2:33:30 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder how much she weighed.

Only 74 years old? And how does a body “fused” to a chair in only 5 days?


7 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Police were contacted after Brown was taken to a hospital Oct. 27 and found to have a maggot infestation inside an open wound around her ankle, according to the court documents that said Brown's home was "filthy with a heavy smell of bodily fluids and feces."

Thanks, I was just about to make dinner...
8 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by TSgt (whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive...it is the Right of the People to abolish it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Honoring a wish to “die at home”... usually doesn’t include letting a poor, old woman rot in a chair. She had maggots living in her ankle! Poor woman!


9 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:01 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After actually reading the article, I realize that I could never be a paramedic.


10 posted on 11/09/2011 2:34:46 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: goseminoles

ROFL.


11 posted on 11/09/2011 2:35:37 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET

You learn to like the scent of ‘witch hazel’ or formalin or Mentholatum.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 2:39:51 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess it’s more graceful to die on the head like Elvis, instead of this.


13 posted on 11/09/2011 2:43:14 PM PST by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

NO!


14 posted on 11/09/2011 2:45:03 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Only 74 years old?”

I am not sure I’ve ever seen the word “only” in front of the number 74 before.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 2:47:37 PM PST by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, we’ve gone from the, “Help, I’ve fallen and can’t get up” to . . . . .


16 posted on 11/09/2011 2:50:33 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: MHGinTN

It might be difficult to understand until your mother becomes completely irrational, wacko if you will. The irrationality degenerates into total inability to function and total intransigence and absolute single mindedness.

It is very sad and the ability to perform actions that might mitigate the situation just disappear into the air


17 posted on 11/09/2011 2:53:04 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Grunthor

Well, I’m 53. So 74 doesn’t sound so “ancient” anymore.

But I did read that she had a stroke. So that would account for her fusing herself to death on a vynyl chair. I guess.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 2:53:53 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS! This means liberals AND libertarians (same thing) NO LIBS!)
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To: MHGinTN

I think I remember the Mentholatum thing from Quincy.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 3:01:05 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: bert

Those who have watched a loved one succumb to Alzheimers until it kills them and nearly anyone who tries to take care of them will have a little better perspective on this. But it is still a very sad story. I know a woman who was a vibrant Lady in her younger years, and now she is so heavy that her bottom has become the shape of the leather recliner she dwells in. She can still get up and walk, but perish the day when she has a stroke or become unable to get out of the recliner. very sad and totally lacking in human dignity when that arrives.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 3:01:12 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: SIDENET

It was in one of the Hannibal Lecter movies, perhaps Silence Of The Lambs.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 3:05:17 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

The old “Vicks on the lip” trick?


22 posted on 11/09/2011 3:09:53 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not even college football bowl season yet!!!!!!


23 posted on 11/09/2011 3:20:25 PM PST by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: hellbender
That was the Vinyl Solution to the problem

LOL! A dolph of my cap to you!

24 posted on 11/09/2011 3:24:25 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Life imitating art...there was an episode of Nip/Tuck with this very storyline.


25 posted on 11/09/2011 6:17:10 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Actually, told to apply the Vick’s to the surgical mask you had to wear. And ALWAYS apply the Vick’s before donning the gloves. Trust me, you don’t want Vick’s inside the gloves.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 8:45:06 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN
Used to be a firefighter. Only had to do this once, thank
God.
27 posted on 11/09/2011 8:55:25 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sad story. Almost unbelievable.


28 posted on 11/09/2011 9:03:23 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: CrazyIvan

When you see video of rescuers poring over rubble a few days after a quake or some ginormous natural disaster or bombing, it’s a good bet they have Vicks on their masks.


29 posted on 11/09/2011 9:06:53 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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