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'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'
Main Online ^ | 09/09/09 | Vanessa Allen and Andrew Levy

Posted on 09/08/2009 11:34:56 PM PDT by OldDeckHand

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday.

Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy - almost four months early.

They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211950/Premature-baby-left-die-doctors-mother-gives-birth-just-days-22-week-care-limit.html#ixzz0QaYMk3S0

Miss Capewell, 23, said doctors refused to even see her son Jayden, who lived for almost two hours without any medical support.

She said he was breathing unaided, had a strong heartbeat and was even moving his arms and legs, but medics refused to admit him to a special care baby unit.

Miss Capewell is now fighting for a review of the medical guidelines

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1211950/Premature-baby-left-die-doctors-mother-gives-birth-just-days-22-week-care-limit.html#ixzz0QaYPhnOM

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: birth; healthcare; medicine; prolife; socialized
Here's socialized medicine for you, in one picture...

No death panels? You decide.

1 posted on 09/08/2009 11:34:57 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
It is stories like this that solidify my contempt for that little communist sh!tstain known as Obama.

This horrific situation will be all too real if Deathcare becomes a reality in America.

2 posted on 09/08/2009 11:39:26 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Its all about the budget.
3 posted on 09/08/2009 11:40:18 PM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: OldDeckHand

England has Damned it’s self.


4 posted on 09/08/2009 11:47:45 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: OldDeckHand
The horror here is caused by the cut and dried number of weeks and days. Who can say for sure this baby was not actually 22 weeks and 3 days--most women cannot say for certain exactly when a baby is conceived. A drs. exam would have looked at weight and vital signs and made an informed decision. But state run healthcare with concrete guidelines leaves nothing for the dr. to decide.

I have posted a couple of times about the Complete Life graph Ezekiel Emanuel and Cass Sustine want to use to ration care. All the public furor has been about old folks. Have a look at the graph and you will see babies are out of luck, too. They do not have enough invested in them, you see, to be important enough to get care if there is a teen who needs the budgeted funds.

The far left Dems are determined on this govt. system, too. If they can just get the nose of the camel under the canvas, eventually they will get the whole camel inside the tent.

vaudine

5 posted on 09/08/2009 11:56:46 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: OldDeckHand

Just sickening.


6 posted on 09/08/2009 11:58:06 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: OldDeckHand

Socialism kills.


7 posted on 09/09/2009 12:00:32 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Remember the Notre Dame 88.)
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To: OldDeckHand

We don’t call these people the Culture of Death for nothing.


8 posted on 09/09/2009 12:11:21 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: OldDeckHand
It's barbaric...I can see midwifery and birthings at home becoming more popular soon.

9 posted on 09/09/2009 12:20:57 AM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: OldDeckHand; Prole; BigCinBigD; Salamander; Markos33; Fichori; Slings and Arrows; cpforlife.org

Supporting a policy like this in the US can get you an honorary law degree from Notre Dame .....


10 posted on 09/09/2009 12:32:27 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Prole

I have that same anger.

These “doctors” in Britian are like Hitler’s henchmen - taking innocent life by order of a wicked State. How could any real doctor with a soul ignore the pleas of a mother to help her baby and just leave the child to die?


11 posted on 09/09/2009 12:37:32 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: OldDeckHand

Murderers.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 12:38:33 AM PDT by Daniel II (I'm Jim Thompson, this is my brother Jimmy, and this is my other brother Jimmy)
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To: OldDeckHand

Coming soon to a hospital near you!


13 posted on 09/09/2009 12:53:36 AM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: jonrick46

14 posted on 09/09/2009 2:10:50 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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To: SouthDixie
I can see midwifery and birthings at home becoming more popular soon.

Perhaps, but it certainly wouldn't have helped in this case. This baby might have lived with the very latest in medical care. Without it he would have died.

One of our daughters was born at home, so I'm obviously not against the method, but anybody who would give birth at home when the baby is premature is an idiot.

15 posted on 09/09/2009 2:18:28 AM PDT by Sherman Logan ("The price of freedom is the toleration of imperfections." Thomas Sowell)
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To: OldDeckHand
James Paget Hospital in Norfolk refused to comment on the case but said it was not responsible for setting the guidelines relating to premature births.

A preview of prenatal fingerpointing under Obamacare...

16 posted on 09/09/2009 2:43:26 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: OldDeckHand

“they were following national guidelines”

NATIONAL GUIDELINES”

Hear that, Hussein Obama?


17 posted on 09/09/2009 4:44:44 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: shibumi

Those people have no souls.


18 posted on 09/09/2009 8:22:19 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.........)
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19 posted on 09/09/2009 10:52:35 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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This was a real no-brainer. 2 DAYS BEFORE the guideline date!!! They should check the physicians for OCD.


20 posted on 09/09/2009 11:00:42 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: OldDeckHand
Article and comments here, as well.
21 posted on 09/09/2009 11:35:20 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("A baby is God's opinion that life should go on." - Carl Sandburg)
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To: OldDeckHand

Oh, this is just so horrific! At least she was allowed to cuddle and try to comfort her baby. And the baby went straight to be with Jesus. I feel so sad for the Mom, though. How frustrated she must feel. No one would help her precious baby. Guess they thought the baby was not human.

End times alert.


22 posted on 09/09/2009 11:58:09 AM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: OldDeckHand

**’Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby’ **

That’s nonsense — we are talking about a human being here!


23 posted on 09/09/2009 12:40:27 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: OldDeckHand
 
STOP OBAMACARE
NOW, RIGHT NOW!!

24 posted on 09/09/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: vaudine
The horror here is caused by the cut and dried number of weeks and days.

Exactly. No doctor can know for sure the exact date of conception, let alone a govt bureaucrat.

So appalling. Quinn and Rose out of Pittsburgh were talking about this at the end of their show this morning.

25 posted on 09/09/2009 2:07:12 PM PDT by agrace
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Hell! They should check the “physicians” for a damn pulse. Sound like walking-dead zombie monsters.


26 posted on 09/09/2009 3:32:54 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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"Just following orders..."?

Any normal person would have rounded off to within 48 hours.

27 posted on 09/09/2009 3:57:51 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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28 posted on 09/09/2009 4:11:18 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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29 posted on 09/09/2009 4:27:09 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: OldDeckHand; wagglebee

What’s so asinine about this case besides the obvious, is that how in the WORLD can they tell the baby was “2 days too young”... SERIOUSLY. Unless she knew the EXACT date she conceived it’s all GUESSING based upon last menstrual cycle as to how “old” the baby is!!! He could’ve been 3 days PAST their mark and there would be no way to tell...

I suppose there is no way to file malpractice suits against the doctor, or against the hospital either.


30 posted on 09/09/2009 5:53:22 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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"I suppose there is no way to file malpractice suits against the doctor, or against the hospital either."

I'm no expert in UK health insurance laws, but I believe you're correct.

31 posted on 09/09/2009 5:55:27 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: cpforlife.org
Oh gosh, this is so heartbreaking.

I can't believe what this young mother must be going through. It must be devastating to see her baby breathing on his own for 4 hours, only to see him die unattended just because the medical guidelines mandated that he shouldn't get life saving help.

32 posted on 09/09/2009 7:51:00 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
James Paget Hospital in Norfolk refused to comment on the case but said it was not responsible for setting the guidelines relating to premature births.

You would have thought the "Doctors" could have covered for the baby somehow. What is happening to the hearts of our "health care workers"?

33 posted on 09/10/2009 2:41:57 AM PDT by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: OldDeckHand

This is heartbreaking.


34 posted on 09/10/2009 3:35:29 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: OldDeckHand
the chances for saving the baby are very low...alas. The lungs aren't developed enough for the kid to live...and putting him on a respirator probably would have prolonged his dying.

link

It found 10 percent of babies born at 22 weeks survived to one year compared with 53% of those born at 23 weeks and 85% of those born at 26 weeks into the pregnancy. The later the birth in pregnancy the more likely the baby survived without any major illness and half of those born at 26 weeks had no serious health issues.

but 21 weeks? Even lower...

The docs should have just given routine treatment and not blamed the "rules".

35 posted on 09/10/2009 10:41:30 PM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: OldDeckHand

When I was pregnant with my son about 25 years ago, my friend’s Mom came to visit me. She had been a midwife in her younger days. She told many stories about her experiences. She said that once she was called to come to help a young woman who had gone into labor prematurely. When the baby boy was born, he was so small she held him in the palm of her hand. She said she knew there was no hope. So, she bathed him and wrapped him in a covering and placed him in a shoebox and gave him to the mother. She left for home knowing that baby could not live. She said that about 20 years later, a nice looking young man came to visit her. He introduced himself as the baby that wasn’t supposed to make it.


36 posted on 09/24/2009 9:03:06 PM PDT by Jude in WV
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