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Charlie Gard

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Re: Charlie Gard


@Oldjim wrote:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/commentisfree/2017/aug/04/it-was-our-agonising-job-as-charlie-ga...

I’ve been part of a team of 200 nurses, doctors and consultants who cared for Charlie Gard

Like all of the staff who work in our unit, I loved this child to bits. But it got to the point where there was nothing more we could do.

 

So next time you feel like commenting on social media about how awful we are, please try to remember how hard we work to stop children from dying every day; please try to remember that Charlie’s parents read those comments; please try to remember Charlie, who chose none of this.


I would normally agree OJ but having read what Charlies parents themselves have said... 

Yes the daily mail is often a questionable source of information but I don't think even they are sick enough to twist a story about a terminally ill baby and his treatment.

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Re: Charlie Gard


@7up wrote:



From memory the baby had a heart defect. It was diagnosed months before birth and the surgeon who was going to operate had assured my friends that she would be there on the day of delivery to operate ASAP.

She then turned out to be out of the country when the baby was born. By the time she returned the baby had suffered many cardiac arrests and had become to ill to survive the surgery.

I trust those facts are enough for you?

@artmo getting involved and supporting glens slightly judgemental suggestion that i don't know the facts of my friends case is plain wrong. They only lived right next door to me.


 

Do you honestly think there was no other surgeon capable of performing the surgery if it was possible? GOSH is staffed by many surgeons who are able to step in for each other. There was obviously some reason why surgery was not carried out. I am sure GOSH would have discussed the reasons with your friend. Maybe they didn't want to make it public.

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Re: Charlie Gard

The surgeon involved was the very top specialist in peadiatric heart surgery they had to offer.

Say what you want artmo, i heard it first hand.

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Re: Charlie Gard

I don't understand why he would have needed a heart surgeon when his condition had nothing to do with his heart! Even then it was 'apparently' treatable with a food supplement.

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Re: Charlie Gard

Ah thats cos we've ended up talking about my friends baby that died there at GOSH - despite them apparently being the best they didn't have the surgeon around to operate on the day of the birth as promised - the only surgeon capable of operating on a heart so defective that they'd never seen anything like it.

Apparently I just like bashing GOSH for the hell of it though 

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Re: Charlie Gard

Oops, my apologies @7up that's what happens when I read and reply to posts backwards from newest to oldest. Embarrassed