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Nebraska man in need of heart transplant instead has ‘miracle’ recovery
NY DAILY NEWS ^ | SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE

Posted on 09/26/2012 8:08:49 PM PDT by neverdem

Pharmacy student Michael Crowe, 23, went to an Omaha hospital in August suffering from toxic blood poisoning, which led to acute myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle. But after setbacks in his quest to get a heart transplant, his failing heart suddenly mended itself.

Michael Crowe, a second-year UNMC pharmacy student, talks about his recovery at the Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2012. Crowe was admitted to the hospital about three weeks ago suffering from a stomach virus, which then lead to heart failure.

Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald

Michael Crowe, a second-year UNMC pharmacy student, talks about his recovery at the Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2012. Crowe was admitted to the hospital about three weeks ago suffering from a virus, which then led to heart failure.

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A 23-year-old Nebraska man suffering from toxic blood poisoning stunned doctors after undergoing a “miraculous” recovery in which his failing heart suddenly mended itself.

Doctors still don’t have any medical answers as to how Michael Crowe overcame a dangerous and untreatable viral infection that caused his heart to shut down. His family credits good medical work and prayer.

Crowe, a second year student at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy, was sent to an Omaha hospital in mid-August where he was diagnosed with acute myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, The Omaha World-Herald reported.

Crowe’s symptoms had started out like flu and quickly worsened, his family said.

As Crowe’s heart shut down, his other organs also were starting to fail, the Herald reported.  He was on a full heart and lung machine and needing daily blood transfusions.

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His stricken family got Crowe on a heart transplant list, fearing it was the only way he might survive.

On Labor Day, their prayers came true but were quickly dashed when doctors said they had found a transplant heart, but thought Crowe was too sick to receive it.

“Our joy of ‘Yay, there's a heart!' went to devastation,” sister Christy Crowe said.

But just hours later, one of Crowe’s physicians, Dr. Eugenia Raichlin, noticed the young man’s blood pressure increasing on its own.

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What happened next was a rapid succession of improvements as his body began fighting off the blood infection.

Nobody can be sure how it happened, but doctors said his heart slowly began working again.

Earlier this month, his breathing tube came out and an MRI of his heart didn't find permanent damage or scars.

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“We think this is miracle,” Dr. Raichlin said.

Crowe’s family agrees.

“It just truly is a medical miracle,” his mother, Margie Crowe, said. “Excellent medical care and, I think, the power of prayer.”

vcavaliere@nydailynews.com


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healing; health; miracle; prayer
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1 posted on 09/26/2012 8:08:51 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

House could have cured his illness by nearly killing him, then killing him and bringing him back to life, then poisoning him, removing a kidney, drilling a hole in his head, and killing him again. All this while muttering negativity to all who come near him.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: neverdem
You see people ? this is the effects from not listening to or watching the main stream media.
Yes, I am not joking, there is a report out about how the heart has it's own memory, or how it is actually effected by positive thoughts and feelings.
3 posted on 09/26/2012 8:12:13 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: neverdem

Searching the article in vain for reports of prayer.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 8:14:00 PM PDT by stanne
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To: irishtenor

LOL! On the other hand, Dr. “Bones” McCoy would have just pronounced him dead, Jim.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 8:15:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: neverdem

Public Health Warning: Watching and listening to the Main Stream Media can actually be hazardous to your health, well being, and mental health. ( and I am not joking, it’s the truth ).


6 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: bigbob

He’s dead, Jim. You get his Tricorder, I’ll grab his wallet.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:25 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: bigbob

Obama Care Health Care would have sent him to Libya as US Ambassador to Libya.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 8:17:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: irishtenor

” He’s dead, Jim. You get his Tricorder, I’ll grab his wallet. “ .... Startrek in the hood.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 8:20:52 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: neverdem
The rep from the chemical engineers you see id just guessing,
10 posted on 09/26/2012 8:25:24 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: neverdem

Inside the article was this article. Must read:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/girl-deformed-face-enjoying-life-day-skull-grown-cosmetic-surgery-article-1.1071898


11 posted on 09/26/2012 8:53:47 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: neverdem

my how he’s evolved!


12 posted on 09/26/2012 8:57:36 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (ABO to the core.)
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To: Slyfox

Thanks for the link Slyfox.
The parents made the right decision.

I’m not a mormon, but this guy had a good philosophy.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/31260-the-lord-works-from-the-inside-out-the-world-works


13 posted on 09/26/2012 9:20:37 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Morris70

There is nothing like wisdom.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 9:23:43 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: neverdem

>> “Do you believe that prayer can aid medical recovery?” <<

Yes, if said prayer results in the righting of the spiritual condition that caused the disease.

http://shop.beinhealth.com/store/US/catalog/partdetail.aspx?PartNo=BK2PAME
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15 posted on 09/27/2012 10:15:36 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: stanne

>> “Doctors still don’t have any medical answers as to how Michael Crowe overcame a dangerous and untreatable viral infection that caused his heart to shut down. His family credits good medical work and prayer.” <<

>> “It just truly is a medical miracle,” his mother, Margie Crowe, said. “Excellent medical care and, I think, the power of prayer.” <<


16 posted on 09/27/2012 10:17:59 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Slyfox

That link brings me to a page with nothing but a link to an ad.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 10:22:58 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh, of course.

This is a miraculous recovery. They happpen but they are rare.

Because there were prayers involved, the questions I have are numerous. THis little “power of prayer” is taken from a long story and testimonial which is excluded.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 10:52:32 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

They happen for the Lord’s purposes, not for man’s purposes.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 12:27:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

We’re not getting the whole story.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 2:20:44 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

I suspect that this is one where even the patient hasn’t gotten the whole story.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 2:23:23 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

The press is not telling us the method, manner nor anything about who was praying for him.

It’s missing.


22 posted on 09/27/2012 2:57:01 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

So you expect Antichrist’s press to tell us of Christ?

I hope you’re not holding your breath.


23 posted on 09/30/2012 4:16:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

No expectation, as you can see. Just an observation.


24 posted on 10/01/2012 5:22:54 AM PDT by stanne
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