Skip to comments.Mariana Bridi Dies: Miss World Finalist Succumbs After Amputations
Posted on 01/25/2009 11:56:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne
(CNN) -- Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa, whose hands and feet were amputated in a bid to save her from a deadly and little-known illness, died early Saturday, two friends of the model told CNN.
(exotic UTI infection)
So young and gone so quick.
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This is really tragic.
I found it interesting that men seem to die of sepsis more often than women. I had thought this was a UTI gone berserk. That may have been it in this instance, but men must get it through injury and infection.
Prayers up for her family! This must be devestating to them! She was so beautiful and she suffered such a hard death! Lord comfort them!
Amen to that
just give me the double shot of morphine and shut the door
It sure was a sad situation. I hear ya.
” just give me the double shot of morphine and shut the door “
I’m with you .
that makes us 3
If people are terminally ill and in pain we have the means to let them die with dignity and not suffer . I really think it is the “ Christian “ thing to do . We do it for animals , which are also God’s creatures , why not for humans ?
My Japanese wife and I were having a conversation about this only yesterday . Her mother had a 2nd and more severe stroke a few days ago . Virtually a vegetable now . Why prolong the inevitable ?
I honestly don’t believe God would be angry .
Book of Job. nuff said.
Slippery slope time. Scary times we live in when Christians are for euthanasia. While I do not want any extraordinary measures take, I certainly do not want to be starved to death. You are right about Job.
I think there’s a difference between hastening one’s death (i.e. like we do with an animal who’s put down) and letting the natural course of illness lead to death. Both of my in-laws had living wills, and my husband was there health care surrogate. My FIL had a stroke, took a fall, and then needed surgery for his broken hip. He contracted a MRSA infection that went into pneumonia and it was all down hill from there. We followed his wishes, had the hospital provide hydration and medication, but he had explicit instructions against a feeding tube or ventilator (which the hospital was pushing hard to insert.) We went at meal times to try to get him to take nutrition (i.e. puddings, liquid meals), he eventually succumbed to the infection. But my point is, in our case we found that the hospital wanted to prolong his life with extraordinary means, which his living will stated he didn’t want. (he was 93, btw)
Taking a life is not Christ-like.
Is it taking a life, or is it just not interfering with the natural processes?
Yeah, I want a gallon!
What’s truly tragic is that she came from a poor family an that she was the primary breadwinner for them. Rather than becoming a prostitute, she tried to use the gift of her beauty to support her family in an honorable way.
Why does God let stuff like this happen? What a rragedy.
I was on morphine when I had a blood clot in my abdomen. Worst pain you could possibly imagine - and morphine was the only thing that worked. I thank God for it.
Did God not commanded us to feed the hungry and care for the sick?
A person has no less of a compassionate death when basic nutrition is given and proper pain control is provided. What you’re suggesting is murder.
My family went through exactly what you and your wife are living with when my Grandmother was stricken down by a severe stroke followed by numerous mini-strokes.
Near the end she too had another severe stroke that left her in a semi-vegetative state. We opted to provide her hydration, basic nutrition and pain relief. At the end we were at peace with our decisions. This would not have been the case if we had hastened her death or worse, knowingly and willingly caused it.
Pray on these passages to help you and your wife at this time, may they bring you comfort.
“The Lord kills, and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave, and brings up.”
I Samuel 2:6
“Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You;
You have appointed his limits so that he cannot pass.”
If a brother or sister is naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? James 2:15-16
Catechism of the Catholic Church official position on euthanasia.
2276 Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect. Sick or handicapped persons should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible.
2277 Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.
Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.
2278 Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of “over-zealous” treatment. Here one does not will to cause death; one’s inability to impede it is merely accepted. The decisions should be made by the patient if he is competent and able or, if not, by those legally entitled to act for the patient, whose reasonable will and legitimate interests must always be respected.
2279 Even if death is thought imminent, the ordinary care owed to a sick person cannot be legitimately interrupted. The use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of shortening their days, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or a means, but only foreseen and tolerated as inevitable Palliative care is a special form of disinterested charity. As such it should be encouraged.