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Doctors Give Iraqi Baby New Lease on Life (Bring Tissues)
Defend America News ^ | Dec 7, 2005 | Sgt. 1st Class Carolanne Diggs

Posted on 12/07/2005 4:19:04 PM PST by SandRat

Doctors Give Iraqi Baby New Lease on Life
Doctors at the Abu Ghraib hospital, and a very long-distance
phone call, helped diagnose and treat a very sick four-month-old baby.

By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Carolanne Diggs
Multinational Force-Iraq
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq, Dec. 7, 2005 — Four-month-old Tabark Abdul Rahman, known as Tabitha to the Abu Ghraib medical staff, was given a grim prognosis on life.

When she arrived at the Abu Ghraib hospital she was malnourished, dehydrated, in renal (kidney) distress, was suffering from diarrhea and had a bad cough. X-rays showed she had pneumonia. After two months in and out of Baghdad Children's Hospital, Iraqi doctors sent her home to die.

Tabitha's father, Abdul Rahman, couldn't accept that his 4-month-old daughter was going to die, so he approached coalition forces for help.

Rahman, a translator with the 306th Military Police Battalion, and a soldier approached Maj. (Dr.) Brad Wenstrup, chief of surgery, asked if he could look at his ill daughter. He presented lab work and a hand-written summary of the child's condition from a doctor at Baghdad Children's Hospital.

Wenstrup told Abdul that the military hospital, designed to provide medical care to detainees and the soldiers in the area, ordinarily did not treat civilians unless they have been injured by coalition forces, but he would see what he could do.

Photo, caption below.
Tabark Abdul Rahman recovers at the Abu Ghraib medical facility, after being treated for pneumonia. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Carolanne Diggs
Task Force 344 does not have a pediatrician on staff. They mostly deal with trauma patients and day-to-day clinical services, so they made some calls. Wenstrup called together several doctors in the hospital, including Dr. Robert Natoaloni, family medicine, whose wife is a pediatrician in Long Island, N.Y. Natoaloni called his wife on the telephone and held the child up so that she could hear the cough over the phone. Based on tests and the phone consultation, a tentative diagnosis of the child was made.



Tabitha was treated for pneumonia. When she was released, she was already gaining back weight and was alert and active.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baby; doctors; give; iraqi; iraqichildren; lease; life; new; on
Just in case you forgot to heed the warning in the title --
1 posted on 12/07/2005 4:19:07 PM PST by SandRat
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To: 2LT Radix jr; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; 80 Square Miles; A Ruckus of Dogs; acad1228; AirForceMom; ..

This is what really happens at ABU GHRAIB


2 posted on 12/07/2005 4:19:59 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Terrorizing women and children bump.


3 posted on 12/07/2005 4:27:00 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: SandRat
(sniff sniff) What a heartwarming story. Especially from Abu Ghraib. This little lady is going to live a very special life.
4 posted on 12/07/2005 4:28:39 PM PST by manwiththehands ("Attack (Democrats) until they stop twitching and then attack some more." -J. Peter Mulhern)
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To: facedown

More terrorizing....



http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_120705/content/soldiers.guest.html


6 posted on 12/07/2005 5:00:57 PM PST by msnimje (Everyday there is a new example of the Democrats "Culture of Dementia")
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To: SandRat
if you listen to john kerry you would think these kind of stories were unheard of
7 posted on 12/07/2005 5:08:15 PM PST by vigilante2 (proud parent of a soldier)
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To: vigilante2

That Quisling SOB!


8 posted on 12/07/2005 5:11:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

They did force her to wear a diaper and play peekaboo. Those American $(*%&^@!!!


9 posted on 12/07/2005 5:13:39 PM PST by NavVet (“Benedict Arnold was wounded in battle fighting for America, but no one remembers him for that.”)
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To: NavVet

Horrors of Horrors they also gave her a healthy meal.


10 posted on 12/07/2005 5:16:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: manwiththehands

Well said, question : why aren't the iraqi people who we are helping in so many ways, kidnapping these liberal reporters from the US media and chopping off their heads? Why aren't they fielding iraqi female assassins in burqas? Its that little girl and a better life that we're both fighting for. As to the dems, change the C in democrat to N....


11 posted on 12/07/2005 5:29:19 PM PST by timer
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To: facedown

Kerry will accuse the doctor and the soldier who brought the baby of raping it next.


12 posted on 12/07/2005 5:31:33 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: timer
DemonRat, DemocRat, Defeatocrat, America-hating socialist elitist ... they are all one and the same. :-)
13 posted on 12/07/2005 5:42:27 PM PST by manwiththehands ("Attack (Democrats) until they stop twitching and then attack some more." -J. Peter Mulhern)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; maestro; TEXOKIE; My back yard; djreece; ...
Doctors Give Iraqi Baby New Lease on Life Doctors at the Abu Ghraib hospital, and a very long-distance phone call, helped diagnose and treat a very sick four-month-old baby.

14 posted on 12/07/2005 8:09:24 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Coleus

Prolife ping


15 posted on 12/07/2005 8:10:22 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 12/07/2005 8:37:45 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: msnimje

You should have included a "graphic images" line along with that link so we could have been forewarned. The horror, the horror!


17 posted on 12/07/2005 8:38:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Calpernia

Thank for the ping--very nice story. This kind of terrorizing of children has really got to make JFK mad.


18 posted on 12/07/2005 8:39:13 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: NavVet

QUICK! get Code Pink.


19 posted on 12/07/2005 8:47:14 PM PST by Valin (Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege)
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To: manwiththehands

Again, well said. OUR challenge is to maintain our electoral advantage in next year's elections, it really comes down to turnout of our base. As we saw in WA state's governor race last year, every vote counts. In LA Katrina WASTED the 9th ward of New Orleans, opportunity smiles there. Even in liberal MD and VT there is a shot at winning senate seats so as republicans lets get SERIOUS about putting the party of sore losers away for good.


20 posted on 12/07/2005 9:24:45 PM PST by timer
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To: SandRat

BTTT


21 posted on 12/08/2005 3:06:25 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SandRat

I wonder why the presstitutes haven't mentioned this? It's all about losing Iraq, for them.


22 posted on 12/08/2005 7:46:46 AM PST by tillacum (MERRY CHIRISTMAS ONE AND ALL. BIRTHDAY OF JESUS CHRIST, TEACHER.)
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To: SandRat

http://my.ajc.com/WBRT037C3C9A1BC5FF76B3D262E7C0

and

http://my.ajc.com/WBRT037C3C0A0BC5FF76B3D262E7C0

It's in the Atlanta Journal Constitution with photos.


23 posted on 12/28/2005 7:10:29 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

DIFFERENT baby in the AJC, sorry, should have done more than scan.


24 posted on 12/28/2005 7:11:17 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (In Memory of Crockett Nicolas, hit and run in the prime of his Cocker Spaniel life, 9/3/05.)
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