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Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby
UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/9/09 | Vanessa Allen

Posted on 09/09/2009 10:56:05 AM PDT by BigEdLB

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.

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.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: communismkills; culturewar; deathpanels; donoharm; healthcare; nhs; obamacare; preemies; socialism; socializedmedicine
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When did British doctors become savages?
1 posted on 09/09/2009 10:56:07 AM PDT by BigEdLB
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To: BigEdLB

Sickening.

Haven’t you heard, though, it’s NICE.


2 posted on 09/09/2009 10:57:43 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: BigEdLB

i am further embarrassed at the country of my youth


3 posted on 09/09/2009 10:57:53 AM PDT by Fali_G (When they come for the Jews, someone please shelter me in their cellar (NY - 2009))
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To: BigEdLB
When did British doctors become savages?

When they became employees of the Labour (socialist) Party.

4 posted on 09/09/2009 10:58:52 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FourPeas
Sickening. Haven’t you heard, though, it’s NICE.

NICE is an acronym for ObamaCare death panels, withholding needed technology and medications.

5 posted on 09/09/2009 11:00:51 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

It’s for the common good, don’cha know?


6 posted on 09/09/2009 11:02:18 AM PDT by FourPeas (Why does Professor Presbury's wolfhound, Roy, endeavour to bite him?)
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To: BigEdLB

The doctors don’t make the rules - they would have probably been at risk of losing their jobs for wasting too many resources if they tried to support this baby. Put the blame where it lies, and see the face of what rationed health care will look like when our Marxists have their way. Doctors have been virtually locked out of the current debate.


7 posted on 09/09/2009 11:03:56 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: FourPeas

We must do it for the CHILDREN!


8 posted on 09/09/2009 11:03:56 AM PDT by RowdyFFC (Nancy Pelosi...please deny her any health care....)
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To: BigEdLB

I gave birth to twin girls in 1988 - they were due on September 21st and were born July 7, 2009.

Rebecca, 1 pound 8 oz. at her birth, died four weeks after she was born.

Rebecca, 2 pounds 11 oz. at her birth, is now 21 years old and doing quite well, thank you!

Born at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California.

They did all they could to save the girls. You wouldn’t believe the tiny little babies that are in that Intensive Care Unit — Rebecca was not the smallest, by far!


9 posted on 09/09/2009 11:06:02 AM PDT by bethtopaz (www.rapturealert.com)
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To: BigEdLB

Murder most foul...

Colonel, USAFR


10 posted on 09/09/2009 11:10:57 AM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: BigEdLB
Having worked in a NICU for many years....I have some experience here.

We had a "rule" that a baby less than 25 weeks, or less than 450 grams in weight was probably not viable.

And usually those babies that met those two "rules" were stillborn with no signs of life.

I did attend a couple births that the baby cried and we did what we do. We tended to them.....with the best care possible to them.

I personally many years ago had a baby born at 22 weeks....that was stillborn. It happens.....And it still hurts my heart to even think about it.....

FWIW-

11 posted on 09/09/2009 11:11:03 AM PDT by Osage Orange (A community organizer cannot bitch when communities organize..... - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: FourPeas

No such thing as “death panels,” though. Nuh-uh, no sir. Panels of bureaucrats setting the 22-week rule? Pay no attention.


12 posted on 09/09/2009 11:11:31 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: BigEdLB
This would certainly be acceptable in Obama’s Death-care plan, based on his opposition to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
13 posted on 09/09/2009 11:22:51 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Barack Obama does not believe in civil rights for ALL human beings. He essentially said that he did not want to bestow “personhood” on an infant born alive following a botched abortion.

Once the child has been delivered “alive” there can be no further argument made about it being “the woman’s choice because it is her body”.

So Barry pretends that the live birth never happened.


14 posted on 09/09/2009 11:25:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: BigEdLB
It seems that Winston Churchill and all the Tommies who fought between 1939 and 1945 wasted their time and, in some cases, their lives. They should have just surrendered to Hitler, whose Aktion T4 program would have handled this baby and other forms of Lebensunwertes Leben (life unworthy of living) the same way.


15 posted on 09/09/2009 11:27:03 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: BigEdLB

This is heartbreaking, I cannot believe it. I hope this is not what Obambi wants to do to us.


16 posted on 09/09/2009 11:29:34 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
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To: mvpel

Since the words “death panels” doesn’t appear anywhere in the legislation, the leftists deny that they exist.

My FOUR YEAR OLD understands the concept of unlimited demand for goods or services that are perceived as free.

I asked her if she could explain it to 0bama.
(She said she would.)


17 posted on 09/09/2009 11:31:54 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Winged Hussar

Nice ‘shop, there.


18 posted on 09/09/2009 11:32:11 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Osage Orange
I did attend a couple births that the baby cried and we did what we do. We tended to them.....with the best care possible to them.

I personally many years ago had a baby born at 22 weeks....that was stillborn. It happens.....And it still hurts my heart to even think about it.....

I'm sorry for your loss. My first son was stillborn at 21 weeks. Although I'm a man, I can understand your pain.

And yet how much more would that pain be if your child was born alive, and then ignored?

Even if he died an hour later after a fight, wouldn't it be better to have fought? To know that all that could be done was done?

20 posted on 09/09/2009 11:36:11 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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