Saturday, August 29, 2009

Socialized docs in UK give up on baby - mother love saves the day

What a wonderful/disturbing story!

Doctors in the United Kingdom took one look at this little baby and gave up on her! They didn't even offer her basic palliative care. But her mom started to hold her while she thought she was dying, and surprise!! the baby responded and started to thrive.

The doctor just took one look at her and said no," said Miss Isbister.

"They didn't even try to help her with her breathing as they said it would just prolong her dying. Everyone just gave up on her."

Ian Laing, a consultant neonatologist at the hospital, said: "All the signs were that the little one was not going to make it and we took the decision to let mum have a cuddle as it was all we could do.

"Two hours later the wee thing was crying. This is indeed a miracle baby and I have seen nothing like it in my 27 years of practice. I have not the slightest doubt that mother's love saved her daughter."

Rachael was moved on to a ventilator where she continued to make steady progress.

Miss Isbister said: "The doctors said that she had proved she was a fighter and that she now deserved some intensive care as there was some hope.

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Well so much for the oath to do no harm. We'll all have to prove we'll be "fighters" to deserve care? Welcome to socialized medicine!