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Girl dying of cystic fibrosis to receive lung transplant (Update at 74, Successful)
Fox News ^ | June 12, 2013

Posted on 06/12/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT by Zakeet

Sarah Murgnahan, the 10-year-old girl dying of cystic fibrosis, is getting a brand new pair of lungs.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cysticfibrosis; deathpanel; foxnews; healthcare; lung; lungtransplant; sarahpalinwasright; sebelius; transplant
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According to her mother, she's in the operating room right now.

1 posted on 06/12/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Prayers going out for this one.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zakeet
Thank you God.

God bless the donor.

I pray it works

3 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:50 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessfull city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: Zakeet

Not quite new. Used but in good condition I would bet.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 8:48:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Zakeet

Prayers and Amen.

May God guide the surgeons and staffs hands as they renew this young girl’s life.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: cripplecreek

X2


6 posted on 06/12/2013 8:52:17 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Zakeet

Prayers.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 8:52:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Salvation; NYer

Ping for prayers


8 posted on 06/12/2013 8:53:27 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Zakeet

Question... what is the prognosis after lung transplant?

Is she then cured, or does this come back?


9 posted on 06/12/2013 8:56:11 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Give me your tired, your hungry..., wait, we've got them. They're our citizens... What about them?)
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To: Zakeet

Prayers up!


10 posted on 06/12/2013 8:56:14 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

You never know if I know one person that got “new” lungs that had a fungus. Had to have second tx.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Zakeet

Godspeed, little one. And prayers for the donor and their family.


12 posted on 06/12/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Zakeet

I am praying for the little girl.

My heart goes out to the family who gave the little girl a chance of life.

Also, thinking of those who are in need of a miracle themselves.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 8:59:29 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Used but in good condition I would bet.

Much better than mine, I'm sure.

Prayers up for the kid.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/12/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Zakeet
It is a bitter sweet victory, Some adult probably with children had to drop back. Having said that, I pray that Sarah will do well. She still has a hard row ahead. It is trading one illness for another.
15 posted on 06/12/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Zakeet
A beautiful, brave child and a feisty, tenacious mother who wouldn't take “No” for an answer. May God bless and grant grace to them and their family. Prayers for a successful outcome.
16 posted on 06/12/2013 9:01:48 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Zakeet

God guide the hands of the transplant team. Bless this little gal.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 9:02:03 AM PDT by MWestMom (Psalms 109:8)
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To: Zakeet

God speed, little one.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 9:02:08 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: DoughtyOne

I read somewhere that this lung will also end up having problems....it just delays inevitable, although they are doing great research in CF, and who knows, could come up with a cure.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

Thank you. I was afraid of that. I do hope they can come up with something.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 9:03:03 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Give me your tired, your hungry..., wait, we've got them. They're our citizens... What about them?)
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To: Post5203

“I pray it works “

I say amen to that.

I don’t know much about cystic fibrosis. What I am wondering is this; if the disease has destroyed her current lungs what’s to prevent the same thing from happening to her new lungs?


21 posted on 06/12/2013 9:03:11 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Zakeet

May God be with her.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Coldwater Creek
She still has a hard row ahead. It is trading one illness for another.

For my awareness, what are the difficulties that lung transplant recipients face, during and after the operation, and also near term and long term?

Thanks.

23 posted on 06/12/2013 9:04:30 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Zakeet

God bless her.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 9:05:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

“Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.” “Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise.............


25 posted on 06/12/2013 9:06:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Zakeet
I am praying for this little angel that God will heal her and protect her from this Communist government we are stuck with.let her have a normal life..

I”ll bet the old Hag that refused to help Sarah isn't to happy now she did not succeed in murdering Sarah..throwing her power around saying who can live and who can die.. I call her the executioner.

26 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:46 AM PDT by PLD (Life is short...forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably¬Ö and never regret anything that)
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To: Zakeet
YES!

Thank God! And thank Fox News, Peter Johnson, Jr., the Federal judge and all who lobbied for this change.

27 posted on 06/12/2013 9:09:55 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Zakeet

That little one has my prayers, as well as the doctors and the medical staff working on her.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 9:10:01 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Post5203

It generally is not good for lung donors.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 9:11:14 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Zakeet

The only people the left wants to keep alive are murderers in prison on death row.


30 posted on 06/12/2013 9:13:37 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: twister881
Too numerous to list all. Rejection is probably the numer one problem. She will have to take expensive meds for the rest of her life, These lungs are a foreign object in her body. In Sarah’s case, if she survives longer than the first year, will probably have to have another tx as she grows.Children receiving adult lungs prospect of longevity is greatly reduced. I feel badly for her and her family. In my case, I have raised my family and am a widow, so I have chosen not to go the transplant route.
31 posted on 06/12/2013 9:16:15 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Zakeet

Lord please bring her through this and set her on a blessed course.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 9:19:52 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Zakeet

Looking forward to her future Super Bowl ad where she tells America that “Government Bureaucrat Kathleen Sebelius tried to kill me.”


33 posted on 06/12/2013 9:24:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Coldwater Creek

“Some adult probably with children had to drop back”

It’s ok to be honest. Someone will probably die because they didn’t get the lung that political pressure dictated this little girl get priority access to.

Prayers to that nameless faceless individual who does not have the press access and political connections to save their life.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 9:27:24 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Coldwater Creek
Too numerous to list all. Rejection is probably the numer one problem. She will have to take expensive meds for the rest of her life, These lungs are a foreign object in her body. In Sarah’s case, if she survives longer than the first year, will probably have to have another tx as she grows.Children receiving adult lungs prospect of longevity is greatly reduced. I feel badly for her and her family.

Yes, likely all true. But for now there is HOPE!

35 posted on 06/12/2013 9:29:30 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: RFEngineer

Roger that.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 9:30:53 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DoughtyOne

CF is genetic so the new lungs will not have the faulty gene and she should get some relief in her breathing. Sarah still has CF though and if she has sinus, pancreatic and liver involvement she still has to deal with those issues. Most likely her sinuses are involved and she is still susceptable to infections that could then infect her lungs. She will be on anti rejection drugs the rest of her life. God bless her and all those who are waiting for their chance to breathe.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT by the-gooroo
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good because you can bet the farm Sebilius isn’t praying for her!


38 posted on 06/12/2013 9:37:07 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: the-gooroo

Thank you GooRoo...


39 posted on 06/12/2013 9:49:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Give me your tired, your hungry..., wait, we've got them. They're our citizens... What about them?)
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To: CedarDave
What hope? that she will come out of the procedure alive? I am so frustrated that people do not understand that just because she got “new” lungs that is going to be right with the world
40 posted on 06/12/2013 10:28:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: RFEngineer

I know a single mom with 4 o twins in need of lungs. That story is repeated over and over every day on the pulmonary fibrosis boards that I visit.


41 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:28 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

To which part of the story do you refer?


42 posted on 06/12/2013 10:33:17 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: Coldwater Creek
People with children to raise. I chose to opt out of a transplant as I have raised my children and am a widow, If I was the one playing God, and that is what it is, I would give those lungs to the adult that has a much better chance of success and longevity
43 posted on 06/12/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

Thanks, and God bless you, too.


44 posted on 06/12/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Coldwater Creek
What hope? that she will come out of the procedure alive? I am so frustrated that people do not understand that just because she got “new” lungs that is going to be right with the world.

Hope of survival more that a few days, hope of enjoying more time with a young child they love and cherish, hope of watching her reach another birthday. They are aware of the challenges ahead and not naive, by any means. There will be setbacks, for sure, but to give up and not fight for a young life makes them compassionate not naive.

45 posted on 06/12/2013 10:48:49 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: Zakeet

May she outlive Katherine Sebelius.


46 posted on 06/12/2013 10:52:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CedarDave

“A few days” This isn’t like have an appendix removed. This child will NEVER have a normal life. I really hope and pray that she will get the year that most children with shaved lungs survive. Again sounds harsh, but sometimes you just have to know when to let go. I have had to reach that place in my life, and forego the transplant. I realize that this is a child that we are talking about, but..........


47 posted on 06/12/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: RFEngineer

Please see post 42. It was meant for you.


48 posted on 06/12/2013 10:59:42 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: RFEngineer

I will get it right. Post 43


49 posted on 06/12/2013 11:00:33 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

I understand your point of view; I just disagree with it.
I wish you well with your medical situation.
Conversation closed.


50 posted on 06/12/2013 11:01:57 AM PDT by CedarDave
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