|dethalternate||Date: Tuesday, 26-February-2013, 10:17 AM | Message # 1|
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|Loving mother Karen Buck knows every cuddle with her 14-year-old daughter Bridget could be the last. |
In a few weeks, the frail dark-haired teenager is expected to die and her family have signed an instruction that she must not be resuscitated.
If that sounds harsh, the facts are stark. Bridget has not been able to swallow solid food for months and can only be fed from a baby’s bottle.
Her brain is so damaged she has the comprehension of a toddler and has never uttered a word.
Her twisted legs are shrunken, her back is bent, and every day she gets weaker still. She sometimes stops breathing for a minute at a time.
In fact, it is a miracle that 6st Bridget is still alive at all.
For she was born with a catastrophic array of medical ailments, including brain damage and spina bifida — where part of the spinal cord is exposed.
In March 1998 Karen took a drug called Epilim to combat her epileptic fits during the pregnancy. Her daughter has needed 24-hour care every day since.
Read more/Full article/source - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health....de.html