Skip to comments.'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'
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
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No death panels? You decide.
This horrific situation will be all too real if Deathcare becomes a reality in America.
England has Damned it’s self.
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.
We don’t call these people the Culture of Death for nothing.
Supporting a policy like this in the US can get you an honorary law degree from Notre Dame .....
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?
Coming soon to a hospital near you!
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.
A preview of prenatal fingerpointing under Obamacare...
“they were following national guidelines”
Hear that, Hussein Obama?
Those people have no souls.
Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.
LIBERALISM IS THE WORST TYPE OF CANCER.
This was a real no-brainer. 2 DAYS BEFORE the guideline date!!! They should check the physicians for OCD.
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.
**’Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby’ **
That’s nonsense — we are talking about a human being here!
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.
Hell! They should check the “physicians” for a damn pulse. Sound like walking-dead zombie monsters.
Any normal person would have rounded off to within 48 hours.
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.
I'm no expert in UK health insurance laws, but I believe you're correct.
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.
You would have thought the "Doctors" could have covered for the baby somehow. What is happening to the hearts of our "health care workers"?
This is heartbreaking.
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".
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.