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Face Transplant ...OMG!!!

Old 02-06-06, 04:50 PM
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Face Transplant ...OMG!!!

This story gives me the chills.

http://www9.sbs.com.au/theworldnews/...27161&region=3

She fell asleep and her dog ate her face and she didnít even know it!

(I looked to see if this got posted already, but didnít see it. If I missed it I apologize.)
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Old 02-06-06, 04:57 PM
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Glad to see she's doing better. A while ago she was still in the hospital and results were "mixed".
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Old 02-06-06, 05:00 PM
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Wait...she fell asleep and the dog ate her face? Is this normal behavior for dogs?
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I would expect something like this a cat, but a DOG mauling it owner so badly?? It is a strange story indeed.
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This is so Nip/Tuck season two.
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Old 02-06-06, 05:24 PM
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Ok, how does one sleep through a dog eating one's face?!?
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I heard of an older woman whose dog chewed up her foot while she was asleep. She was diabetic, and often lost sensation in her feet. The dog had a bad habit of chewing on her slippers.

The article doesn't say what she did about the dog. I hope she got rid of it!
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Wasn't this posted a few weeks ago. I remember reading that the doctors weren't happy because she had going back to smoking so soon.
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She took something that knocked her out. She actually had no idea that her face had been ripped off at first. After she awoke she lit up a cigarette and couldn't understand why she couldn't hold her cigarrette between her lips.... until she looked into the mirror.

WTF kind of dog chews your face off while you sleep? Whatever she took was strong as hell.
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Old 02-06-06, 05:43 PM
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The article doesn't say what she did about the dog. I hope she got rid of it!
Yeah. It would really suck if she went home after the historic face transplant, took a nap and got her face eaten again.
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She had it put down.
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Old 02-06-06, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Wasn't this posted a few weeks ago. I remember reading that the doctors weren't happy because she had going back to smoking so soon.

No. I think this is her 1st public appearance so it's all new.
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Old 02-06-06, 06:20 PM
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Hmm. I "thought" it was posted here but guess not.

Doctor: New lips not made for smoking
Face transplant recipient's smoking could interfere with healing

TUCSON, Arizona (AP) -- The world's first face transplant recipient is using her new lips to take up smoking again, which doctors fear could interfere with her healing and raise the risk of tissue rejection.

"It is a problem," Dr. Jean-Michel Dubernard, who led the team that performed the pioneering transplant in France on November 27, acknowledged on Wednesday.

The woman's French surgeons made their first scientific presentation on the partial face transplant at a medical conference here this week.

The news about her smoking came even as American surgeons said that they were growing more comfortable with the French doctors' decision to try the operation and that they hoped to offer such transplants to more patients.

The 38-year-old Frenchwoman received a new nose, chin and lips from a brain-dead donor after being mauled by her dog last spring. The woman has been identified only as Isabelle because of French privacy laws.

The woman suffered a tissue-rejection episode last month but is now doing well, her doctors said. However, they said she has resumed smoking, which besides being bad for health is especially a problem after surgery because it impairs circulation to tissues and could raise the risk of rejection.

Some doctors have questioned the woman's psychological fitness for the operation because of reports that she had taken sleeping pills in a possible suicide attempt when the dog attack occurred -- an allegation Dubernard repeatedly has denied.

He said she received extensive psychiatric evaluation and counseling before the operation.

Some American doctors at the conference said it is time to stop debating whether the French operation was ethical or wise and focus now on making such transplants as safe and widely available as possible.

"Face transplants can be done and should be done," said Dr. Warren Breidenbach, the surgeon who did the first hand transplant in the United States at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999.

Another Louisville transplant expert, Dr. Suzanne Ildstad, said: "A number of us here are interested in making this a widespread procedure available to the public. It's the future, and could benefit millions of people."

Problems with other novel types of transplants surfaced at the medical conference.

Doctors have been encouraged that success rates were roughly 90 percent among the 24 hand transplants performed to date, but a Chinese surgeon surprised the conference by reporting that up to half of the nine or so patients in his country have since rejected the new body parts because they couldn't afford immune-suppressing drugs.

One patient even asked to have the new hand amputated after the one-year period during which the hospital provided free medication ended, said Dr. Guoxian Pei, chief of orthopedics at Nanfang Hospital at Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China.

Dr. Frederic Schuind, a surgeon at Erasme Hospital in Brussels, Belgium, revealed that a hand transplant recipient in his country had made "a mild suicide attempt." The patient had been deemed psychologically stable enough to undergo the operation even though he had attempted suicide as a teenager.

The incidents prompted several surgeons to say that no such transplants should be done unless surgeons first make sure patients are psychologically healthy and prepared to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.

"We need to alter the risk-benefit balance" before hand or face transplants are done more commonly, said Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, chief of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
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The dog ate my face

People bought that story?
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Wow, talk about doing an about-face in life...
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Old 02-06-06, 09:18 PM
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She needs to keep a stiff upper lip, and face a future without smoking, instead of getting her nose out of joint about the doctors' advice.
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Maybe the original owner of the face was a smoker. Treating it to a cigarette seems like the least she could do.
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Maybe the original owner of the face was a smoker. Treating it to a cigarette seems like the least she could do.
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Wait...she fell asleep and the dog ate her face? Is this normal behavior for dogs?



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Old 02-06-06, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger
She needs to keep a stiff upper lip, and face a future without smoking, instead of getting her nose out of joint about the doctors' advice.
Instead of mouthing off, Mrs. Danger, I think you should just encourage her to just keep her chin up.

I cannot believe you would be that cheeky.
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Old 02-06-06, 10:26 PM
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I wish you guys would stop paying lip service to this woman. Sheesh.
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Old 02-06-06, 10:38 PM
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You know, I bet her encounter with the dog was one hell of a face-off.
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Funny, I heard about this face transplant awhile ago but never new the details. So I thought this thread was about her dog eating her newly transplanted face.

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