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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

anencephaly

this is not an alien. This is just another newly borned baby - but this one has a congenital problem called the anencephaly. What is anencephaly - in the easiest sentence , this baby is borned with only half of the brain is intact or maybe no brain stem at all. Unfortunately for this kind of baby , the brain wasnt fully developed. Nevertheless, as far as I've seen , these kind of babies are usually born alive - but they are blind , deaf and couldnt feel the pain. No crying , no emotion.

Well, the main reason I highlighted regarding this case was becoz - about a month ago , it came out in the TV , about a case of anencephaly baby. The parent wanted to sue the hospital for not saving / resuscitate their anancephaly baby. Not that I'm saying the parent is wrong. But here's the logic.

The thing is - this kind of baby , he/she might be alive for the first few hours after delivery. But without proper ventilation back up - she/he will die quietly. Just bear in mind that with our medical technology , we are still not able to produce artificial brain. Hence, there is no way we could do any surgical effort to save the baby. If u keep the baby alive in the ventilator - it's kinda torturing the baby.

Therefore , the best thing we could do is, to let the baby die in peace after he/she is borned. There is no point for CPR coz we still couldnt treat this congenital disorder.

There's so much a man could do.

19 comments:

FiKi said...

omg thats sooo wow
never heard of that before!!

wénkt said...

u patut dtg rumah baru i
tgk pic kt my blog dear

CaBaiKeRinG said...

what a sad thing!!

thanks.. i have never heard of that before...

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cabaikering

Lois Lane said...

I agree there's only so much that a man can do...

Just a point to ponder though...I hope the pic is not a pic of your patient's baby..otherwise I would be unethical for a doctor to publish patient's photos without their consent/photo credit...just my two cents...*peace*...

@nnap3jelov3b@by said...

erkkkkk takot nyer :((

fealize_eleanoer said...

OMG!

cant see the pic...

makes me scared to the nerves.

poor baby.. :(

it's gud for him/her to go peacefully rather than to keep 'em alive...nothing we can do esp to produce brains...maha suci allah!allah the almighty!

mummysyafie said...

hannan..so far ada dua jenis baby yang hannan terangkan kat blog ni kan. n dua² mmg sesuatu yang baru buat weols ni.

benda camni terjadi sbb permakanan or sumthing else?

Rhapsody said...

this pique my interest.What is/are reason(s) for this to happen? Is this avoidable or will happen due to genetic inheritance?Thanks in advance for your explanation.

juelee said...

nauzubillah..besar betoi ciptaan allah..
ye la kan doc, dr biarkan baby tuh terseksa lebey bek die pergi je...
dah tentu2 tempatnye di syurga kan?

zuhaimi zul said...

Allahhu Akbar...

Thank 4 the info...

Nway, salam perkenalan

Lumut Pagi said...

SubhanaAllah...
Maha hebat ciptaan Allah...
Semoga yg terbaik utk dia...

Jlascanteen said...

takut tengok gambar tu...

Nadia Yuna said...

Ya allah. serius. terkejut nadia tengok gambaq tu. Subhanallah. (-.-)

maskedfacies said...

slm. hey, r u sure posting this pic is ok? sumhow, i feel differently...

xeea said...

OMG.
would you mind to explain the cause, plz.

mintak dijauhkan.

maskedfacies said...

its congenital. like neural tube defects. more likely to occur if u r lacking of folic acid esp during ur pregnancy (or is it during conception), more or less.

so, for those who r trying to get babies, plz, take cr of ur nutrition and body status. insyaAllah everything will be fine, kan yours truly?

N a b i L said...

Salam Hanan, camne jadik HO ni?Aku dua kali la dah dpt jumpe Anencephaly ni semenjak posting O&G ni... a sad moment indeed when the father came to see the child, bungkus and bawak anak tu balik utk dikebumikan.The mother was my patient apparently.

p/s hopefully dh dpt consent utk letak gamba ni kat blog ek =)

karipapsayur said...

Ohh.. Sedikit menakutkan, but itu la kebesaran-Nya kan? But dari segi science nya, si ibu lack of vitamin kah sehingga x bole develop brain?

Dari scan suppose bole detect whether the baby has brain or not,kan? - Me = 39week-pregnant-mommy..

I just found your blog.. Hopefully you will update selalu!

FAIZAH N KAIF'S MUMMY said...

ALLAHU AKBAR...is tis something to do with not taking acid folic ?