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Ultra Peanut
03-21-2008, 11:00 PM
GUTS! (http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/features/shorts/guts) (a.k.a., the worst news story of the day)

http://www.ketv.com/news/15664664/detail.html

OMAHA, Neb. -- A 6-year-old girl who underwent a rare transplant surgery after her intestines were sucked out in a swimming pool has died in an Omaha hospital.

Abigail Taylor's family said she died Thursday evening. Bob Bennett is an attorney for the Taylor family. He said Abigail's parents were with her when she died at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

NMC's Paul Baltes confirmed to KETV NewsWatch 7 that Abigail died at the hospital, where she has been under care since the operation. Baltes was not sure whether an autopsy or exact cause of death would be sought or released to the public.
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Abigail was injured when she sat on a pool drain, and its powerful suction ripped out part of her intestinal tract on June 29. She underwent transplant surgery in December at the Nebraska hospital to receive a new small bowel, liver and pancreas.

University of Nebraska Medical Center Chief of Transplantation Dr. Alan Langas said in December that Abigail was one of the oldest patients he's seen to receive such a transplant. The girl's father said she was "in and out of it" after the transplant.

After the injury, Abigail had to get her nourishment through an intravenous tube. If successful, the transplant should have allowed her to eat just like any other kid.

She later suffered setbacks, including a cancerous condition sometimes triggered by organ transplants.

In 2006, there were 96 pediatric small bowel transplants performed at 16 medical centers in the United States, according to UNMC. The busiest program was Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, performing 22 and the second busiest program was The Nebraska Medical Center, performing 14. The Nebraska Medical Center has performed about 4,800 solid organ transplants since the transplant program started in 1985.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported in November that Taylor's family filed suit against the pool manufacturer and the Minneapolis Golf Club.

"The suit blamed both the club, located in St. Louis Park, Minn, and Sta-Rite Industries, a pool equipment manufacturer owned by a Golden Valley company, for the accident, in which 21 feet of Abigail Taylor's small intestine were sucked out when she landed on an uncovered suction outlet in the kiddie pool in June," the paper reported.

In December, President George W. Bush signed The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007, according to SafeKids.net. The legislation provides incentives for states to adopt comprehensive pool safety laws that will protect children from life-threatening injuries and deaths from potentially dangerous pool and spa drains.

Rausch
03-21-2008, 11:09 PM
Your daughter's @$$hole got sucked out while you were...well......WTF were you doing?

Guru
03-21-2008, 11:11 PM
How the hell is this still happening? I thought all pools had special drain covers to prevent this shit.

And where were the parents?

BigRock
03-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Here's the original thread from when this first happened...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=165537

I remembered the basic story, but 21 FEET I must have missed. Good lord.

Halfcan
03-21-2008, 11:16 PM
man I wish I hadn't clicked on this thread

'Hamas' Jenkins
03-21-2008, 11:18 PM
I remember this is one of the types of cases that Edwards took when he was still a trial lawyer. If you ever hear him refer to a 25 cent screw, it's in reference to this, not Ashley Alexandre Dupre.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2008, 11:21 PM
Vote for change.

No one wants children's guts sucked out.

Obama for President '08!

Guru
03-21-2008, 11:24 PM
Vote for change.

No one wants children's guts sucked out.

Obama for President '08!

Damnit man. I feel bad that I just ROFL at your comment in a thread this bad. Shame on you.

ClevelandBronco
03-21-2008, 11:27 PM
I have my moments...

Chest Rockwell
03-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Criminy, I've been debating this but f*ckit...I want my ticket to hell to be first class.

For the unprecedented 2nd time this week, I give you the (contextually) appropriate:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51BG3GQYGAL._AA280_.jpg

May Tom Cruise have mercy on my soul.

dj56dt58
03-21-2008, 11:39 PM
you people making jokes should be ashamed of yourselves..you think this is funny? This brave girl went through so much..Do you know how much guts it takes to go through all of that?

wait...

****!

Delano
03-21-2008, 11:40 PM
you people making jokes should be ashamed of yourselves..you think this is funny? This brave girl went through so much..Do you know how much guts it takes to go through all of that?

wait...

****!

Let the pun time begin.

Chest Rockwell
03-21-2008, 11:42 PM
you people making jokes should be ashamed of yourselves..you think this is funny? This brave girl went through so much..Do you know how much guts it takes to go through all of that?

wait...

****!

Yeah, about 21 feet...

Guru
03-21-2008, 11:45 PM
Get a rope!!!

Demonpenz
03-21-2008, 11:58 PM
if you were to stretch out your instistine it would reach the moon

Rausch
03-22-2008, 12:01 AM
if you were to stretch out your instistine it would reach the moon

Wait, that of an infant or what's left of mine?...

Demonpenz
03-22-2008, 12:04 AM
Wait, that of an infant or what's left of mine?...



that was a quote from a movie actually

greg63
03-22-2008, 12:10 AM
Geeez! We can send people into space, but can't put a proper drain cover on the bottom of a pool.

Rausch
03-22-2008, 12:11 AM
that was a quote from a movie actually

"I'm still not feeling much comfort in your lack of answer..."

http://blog.dreamhost.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/janitor.jpg