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528-Pound Mom Dies 5 Months After Birth
WTAE ^ | August 2, 2010

Posted on 08/02/2010 7:29:29 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

BUCHAREST, Romania -- A 25-year-old Romanian woman who weighed 528 pounds (240 kilograms) when she gave birth to a baby girl more than 5 months ago, has died, media reported Monday.

Relatives of Victoria Lacatus said she died of a heart attack Sunday after developing a high fever and breathing problems.

Doctors from Craiova hospital in southern Romania said Lacatus' heart stopped. Hospital manager Florin Petrescu said doctors tried to resuscitate Lacatus for 30 minutes, a task made difficult because of her extreme obesity.

After she gave birth by cesarean section to a 6.4 pounds (2.9 kilograms) baby girl on Feb. 18, Lacatus gained another 44 pounds (20 kilograms), her sister Cristina Sosoiu told the daily Libertatea. Doctors had told Lacatus to go on a diet but she apparently kept eating, the paper reported.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obesity; romania

1 posted on 08/02/2010 7:29:31 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

She was a mom at 5 months and she weighed that much. Wow. How big was that baby?


2 posted on 08/02/2010 7:31:55 AM PDT by kempster
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Doctors had told Lacatus to go on a diet but she apparently kept eating”

...thus, the death part.


3 posted on 08/02/2010 7:32:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>Lacatus gained another 44 pounds<<

In 5 months???
This woman had some serious unchecked thyroid problems.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 7:33:29 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sad story.

Two comments:

I thought only the USA had morbidly fat people.

How she got pregnant will, hopefully, remain a mystery.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 7:34:44 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The poor lady!
We have the free will to over eat, over drink or otherwise over indulge in most anything. Once we start, it becomes an addiction and takes special courage, intercession or help to refrain.
Prayers for her soul and the life of her child!
6 posted on 08/02/2010 7:37:38 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

>>Doctors had told Lacatus to go on a diet but she apparently kept eating, the paper reported.<<

She could go down to eating nothing but if she laid in bed all day, her metabolism shut down and she would lose only a pound or two a week. In the meantime, her body would be leeching protein from her muscles including her heart, unless she was put on a high protein diet.

Understanding that she was able to gain nearly 50 pounds in 5 months, something else was going on here.


7 posted on 08/02/2010 7:37:56 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: Truth is a Weapon; Lazmataz
How she got pregnant will, hopefully, remain a mystery.

Lazmataz is one sick puppy

8 posted on 08/02/2010 7:38:43 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Truth is a Weapon

“How she got pregnant will, hopefully, remain a mystery.”

Concur.
Some things in life I truly don’t need to know.


9 posted on 08/02/2010 7:39:14 AM PDT by benewton
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Relatives of Victoria Lacatus....It is not clear why the baby does not live with her father, Costica Lacatus.
It doesn’t say husband anywhere in the article and i am not willing to make that leap.


10 posted on 08/02/2010 7:39:25 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

IIRC, something about rolling in flour first.


11 posted on 08/02/2010 7:42:17 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

528 lbs and 5’3” tall? That averages out to about 100.57 lbs per foot.


12 posted on 08/02/2010 7:42:40 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: netmilsmom

“This woman had some serious unchecked thyroid problems.”

Maybe. But probably not. 44 pounds in 22 weeks works out to just 2 pounds per week. If I stopped exercising and doubled my calorie intake, which I think I could do easily, I bet I could gain two pounds per week.


13 posted on 08/02/2010 7:46:58 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Someone had sex with this fat pig?


14 posted on 08/02/2010 7:47:03 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
I thought only the USA had morbidly fat people.

Yah. That's why it's news.
If it happened here, it wouldn't be news.

15 posted on 08/02/2010 7:47:19 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: nonliberal
Hey, you just pissed off the CCoA.
They're gonna unload a can o' whup-ass on yer heinie..
16 posted on 08/02/2010 7:52:03 AM PDT by Riodacat (Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ‹(•¿•)›)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Apparently, until he passed away, the world’s fattest man was British. It cost the British taxpayers something like $1,000 a day (it’s a little less in British Dollars, which they weight by the pound, not the stone) to keep him alive.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 7:58:38 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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Wow, there are some nasty, hateful replies on this thread. Horrible.


18 posted on 08/02/2010 8:12:57 AM PDT by ThePatrioticArtist (Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD. Show some RESPECT.)
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To: Truth is a Weapon
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19 posted on 08/02/2010 8:26:33 AM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Coincidentally, Lacatus, in Latin means “quarter ton”.


20 posted on 08/02/2010 8:38:09 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sad. RIP.


21 posted on 08/02/2010 8:38:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ThePatrioticArtist

Wow, there are some nasty, hateful replies on this thread. Horrible.

I agree..no compassion on here, which is really sad.


22 posted on 08/02/2010 9:03:47 AM PDT by SandyLynn
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To: mckenzie7

I agree. There but for the grace of God... ‘Pod.


23 posted on 08/02/2010 9:21:25 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: al baby

From pictures I’ve seen of these 500 plus fat freaks, how did she become pregnant in the first place?


24 posted on 08/02/2010 9:32:25 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Riodacat

We had a dam blow out here in Iowa. I’m sure we could use the corpse of this hog to plug the hole.


25 posted on 08/02/2010 10:48:25 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: swain_forkbeard

I can almost guarantee this lady couldn’t exercise. Being this close to a heart attack and as big as she was to begin with, I’m sure she had problems walking to the bathroom.


26 posted on 08/02/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: albie
“Doctors had told Lacatus to go on a diet but she apparently kept eating”

And they told her this. . .recently? Won't ask if she was breast feeding; and don't want to know about the delivery. Am amazed she got pregant to begin with and actually was delivered - however - of a child.

Surely; there must be some way by now to deal with major obesity - neurons - cell therapy. . .willpower - no matter how infused (hypnosis?). . .something.

27 posted on 08/02/2010 1:40:54 PM PDT by cricket (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi - where are you. . .)
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To: mckenzie7

I regularly visited a plant where Big Chris worked. He weighed at least 450 but got around ok. He would not listen to anything about not eating. His heroes were professional wrestlers and other big men.

He died at 28 in his basement bed room in his mother’s house. On Friday he was short of breath, on Sunday night he died of heart failure.

They literally had to tear out part of the wall to create an opening through which the body could be removed.


28 posted on 08/02/2010 1:42:35 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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