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Sarah Murnaghan´s mom:
´Tiny step in right direction´

ABC (local) News, by Staff

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Posted By:M2, 6/17/2013 11:33:02 AM

In a new Facebook post, the mother of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan said her daughter made a "tiny step in the right direction" following last week´s lung transplant. Janet Murnaghan, of Newtown Square, delivered the news in a Facebook message that was apparently posted early Monday. She went on to say that Sarah was able to "back off some of her vent settings in terms of her O2 [oxygen] requirements." Janet continued, saying "Sarah´s x-rays improved a little today too. She is still fully sedated and critical."

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For those of you wondering about little Sarah´s condition after her lung transplant.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lakerman1, 6/17/2013 11:43:02 AM     (No. 9379998)

Would it be cruel or coldhearted to suggest that now the transplants extend life to childbearing age, not to bear children?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/17/2013 11:46:27 AM     (No. 9380005)

So, if your child needs a lung you better hope she is photogenic - or you are a member in good standing in the Party.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 6/17/2013 11:48:06 AM     (No. 9380011)

Not sure BUT, whatever happened to being a nation of laws, not men? I know I am a cold-hearted rat for denying blah blah blah. NO,rules are rules and when established with parameters for using them, we need follow them. I presume the medical profession had tons of input into the age limitation.

Pandora´s Box I am afraid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 6/17/2013 12:59:16 PM     (No. 9380117)

Why do I think that Mom is really enjoying the spotlight and is not ready to give it up?

Those videos made in her very ill daughter´s hospital room were odd. A person with a lung disorder is usually protected from outsiders other than immediate family, and even they usually have to don masks before entering. "Reverse isolation". But here was Mom, lolling on the bed in her street clothes, mugging for the camera, and talking to a reporter.

Those who got hung upon Sebelius (a)didn´t know that the transplant program is managed by a private nonprofit organization (ONUS) and (b) didn´t give a thought to the notion of an unelected cabinet offier having the authority to override a medical decision made by that private organization. (b) is a scary proposition!

#1 is right. CF appears to run in families. The boy with CF who also jumped into adult transplant status has a brother who also has CF.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 6/17/2013 1:03:41 PM     (No. 9380125)

#4 should have said:

A person who is critically - "terminally"? - ill with a lung disease is usually protected from outsiders other than immediate family...

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