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Congresswoman's Baby Born Without Kidneys
« on: July 28, 2014, 09:02:37 AM »

Congresswoman's Baby Born Without Kidneys
 
 
 

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 01:11 PM
 
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal.

Herrara Beutler (BUT'-ler) announced Monday that her daughter, Abigail Rose Beutler, was born July 15. Doctors had diagnosed a serious problem during the pregnancy called Potter Syndrome, in which impaired kidney function leads to low amniotic fluid. It is typically fatal because it prevents the unborn child's lungs from developing.

Abigail has no kidneys and had no amniotic fluid in the womb. During the pregnancy, doctors injected saline solution into the womb in the place of amniotic fluid.

Abigail was born early but had fully developed lungs. She requires ongoing dialysis and will eventually need a kidney transplant.

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Re: Congresswoman's Baby Born Without Kidneys
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2014, 09:04:47 AM »
The procedure was experimental and I would  be willing to bet would not have been approved under Obamacare.  She's probably in trouble with the administration for  not aborting the baby.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2014, 09:05:18 AM by rangerrebew »
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams


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