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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:Mentally disabled child artificially kept small to "improve her quality of life"

Discuss.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Posted:Actually I sort of approve. It feels as if this girl has somehow been blighted by the treatment and denied the chance to grow up.

But she has the mental age of a 3 month old baby, and will always have.

How can a person like this grow up? She would be totally unable to understand changes in her body.

It feels wrong but from when you stand back it does seem the best course of action. An interesting case indeed.


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Stout
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Posted:Here's a similar thread from a couple of months ago

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Dentrassi
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Posted:this seems to be a similar case to a previously discussed topic

located here



as seen from that thread - any sort of consensus is unlikely...



**edit ---- arrgghh - stout beat me to it....***



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Durbs
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Posted:Odd case - but I think i'd agree on the morals of it.

Side point: Why did they remove her appendix?


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:ah bugger!

and durbs, yeah i thought that too confused


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Posted: Written by: Durbs


Side point: Why did they remove her appendix?



ive heard that when youre in surgery, quite often they'll take out your appendix while theyve got you open, because we've evolved past the point where its any use (i think it was from when we used to eat uncooked meat maybe??), but theres still a chance of it becoming infected/developing appendicitis


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kash
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Posted:The appendix is involved in the digestion of cellulose (dietary fibre to us) in hindgut fermenters (generally herbivores that arn't ruminants). We can't digest cellulose, it is useless to us, and holds the risk of infection and rupture. In the case of someone who does not have the ability to explain the symptoms of a potentially very dangerous case of appendicitis, it could certainly be considered worthwhile to eliminate the risk altogether by removing the appendix.

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newgabe
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Posted:I read the previous threads on this and they were full of 'this is against nature' 'I know what God wants' type chat.



Hope this one doesn't go that way. These parents seem to be thinking ahead in a responsible and loving way. Anyone who objects should go look after Ashley fulltime themselves for a decade or so. And love her so much they feel responsible for her not only now, but after they are dead and can no longer act to protect her.


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Rouge Dragon
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Posted:I have decided that I agree with them. Things like keeping her small so that THEY can carry her and not machines. And how machines are impersonal. I agree with that.

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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