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After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 03:45 AM

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This is just amazing. Medicine works wonders again. :]


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 04:37 AM

That's awesome to see such small children get help. =) At least we're getting somewhere with medicine if not anything else.



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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 05:16 AM

It is truly amazing that something like that can be done successfully. we have really come a long way with medical science. it is always good to see all of our current understandings and technology put to good use for once.



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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 05:43 AM

That's amazing. I love hearing stories like this. =]


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 05:47 AM

That's a really touching story to read. It's amazing how far we've come.


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 07:33 AM

Finally something good in the news, eh? Sounds like something off of House. xD

I'm happy for her and her family.



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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 07:36 AM

That's awesome, and scary at the same time. Pretty soon people wont need body's just machines to keep us alive.

I am curious though, is she lighter now that she's lost half most her innards?


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 10:35 AM

That's amazing. What a beautiful little girl as well, it's great to hear stories like this. :]


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 11:47 PM

That's pretty amazing. :-)


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 11th 2009, 11:50 PM

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That's amazing. What a beautiful little girl as well, it's great to hear stories like this. :]
I would say counter-evolutionary rather than amazing. I thought vital organs were vital...

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Heather McNamara is a lively and funny 7-year old who looks as carefree as any other girl her age. Nothing in her cheerful demeanor betrays that Heather underwent a risky procedure little more than a month ago, in which surgeons removed six of her vital organs and a tumor the size of a baseball. Today, Heather looked happy and untroubled upon being released from the hospital.

In a 23-hour procedure in early February, surgeons had to take out the young girl's small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen and stomach so they could remove the myofibroblastic tumor, which was intertwined with her vital organs and major blood vessels. The surgery, which was only the second of its kind and the first one performed on a child, appears successful.

Heather's liver and small and large intestines were re-implanted, but her stomach, pancreas and spleen were too damaged to be saved. Instead of a stomach, Heather now has an intestinal pouch to hold food. Daily insulin injections and digestive enzymes will allow her to live without a pancreas. Without a spleen, she may be more susceptible to infections.

Smiling brightly, Heather appeared with her family at a news conference today at New York–Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, where the surgery was performed. She said she was looking forward to going home and playing with her sister, and her dog, Angel.

The 7-year old girl, who looks like a little angel herself, gave an optimistic message to anyone who's sick, or has a child who's sick: "There is hope."
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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 04:21 PM

Wondeful story. Wow! The surgery was only the second of its kind... that's pretty crazy. I'm happy for the child.

And Hyper Sonic, honestly... get off your high horse. I'm sure you wouldn't be acting so holier-than-thou if you or someone close to you had cancer and was going through something like that. Seriously. You're not impressing anyone.


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 05:00 PM

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Wondeful story. Wow! The surgery was only the second of its kind... that's pretty crazy. I'm happy for the child.

And Hyper Sonic, honestly... get off your high horse. I'm sure you wouldn't be acting so holier-than-thou if you or someone close to you had cancer and was going through something like that. Seriously. You're not impressing anyone.
Almost certainly not but that's not the case. I suggest you look up "objective" in the dictionary
   
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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 05:07 PM

Does she have a chance at a long life?


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 08:31 PM

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Almost certainly not but that's not the case. I suggest you look up "objective" in the dictionary
Whether the article is subjective or objective doesn't matter, The point is a little girl's life was saved. Instead of saying "she should have died," it's be decent to be happy for her and her family. But whatever, your persona is no concern of mine.


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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 08:58 PM

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Whether the article is subjective or objective doesn't matter, The point is a little girl's life was saved. Instead of saying "she should have died," it's be decent to be happy for her and her family. But whatever, your persona is no concern of mine.
The article's undertone is of utmost importance. A highly subjective article will divert people from the facts to the point where it becomes an anecdotal story. Not to mention who said I wasn't glad she survived? From a evolutionary point of view she should have died, natural selection says she should have died, not me. At it's most basic the weak (like those needing 6 organs replaces) die and the strong survive to pass on their genes to the next generation. Medical "Advances" are stifling evolution. Not to mention Zack's point about lifespan and possibly quality of life.

But whatever, your inability to argue on the points I raise and the resorting to personal attacks validates my point more than I could have hoped for

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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 09:08 PM

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The article's undertone is of utmost importance. A highly subjective article will divert people from the facts to the point where it becomes an anecdotal story. Not to mention who said I wasn't glad she survived? From a evolutionary point of view she should have died, natural selection says she should have died, not me. At it's most basic the weak (like those needing 6 organs replaces) die and the strong survive to pass on their genes to the next generation. Medical "Advances" are stifling evolution. Not to mention Cameron's point about lifespan and possibly quality of life.

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Whose point about lifespan? lol, I'm the only Cameron I know...
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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 12th 2009, 09:16 PM

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The article's undertone is of utmost importance. A highly subjective article will divert people from the facts to the point where it becomes an anecdotal story. Not to mention who said I wasn't glad she survived? From a evolutionary point of view she should have died, natural selection says she should have died, not me. At it's most basic the weak (like those needing 6 organs replaces) die and the strong survive to pass on their genes to the next generation. Medical "Advances" are stifling evolution. Not to mention Zack's point about lifespan and possibly quality of life.

Isn't that the point of nearly all of human advancement, to be counter-evolutionary? I see it as a mark of our intelligence that, instead of primarily evolving through natural selection, we use our intellects to achieve the survival advantages of evolution while avoiding the pain of natural selection.
   
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Re: After Removal of 6 Vital Organs, Hope for Little Girl - March 13th 2009, 01:27 AM

Haha, that did sound like something from House. Good news = me happy.


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