Monday, November 23, 2009

Baby Gabriel and Alliance Defense Fund.

via Jill Stanek:

The Alliance Defense Fund just filed an emergency injunction and restraining order in response to the decision a couple hours ago by an "ethics panel" at East Tennessee Children's Hospital to discontinue care of 9-month-old Gabriel Palmer.

According to an ADF press release:

Baby Gabriel was born prematurely with a genetic abnormality, club foot, and narrow airway, but he flourished when he went home from the hospital in June, where he grew, played, and received physical therapy while going to regular doctor visits. He was fed through a tube and received some oxygen and medications.

gabriel palmer, alert, east tennessee children's hospital.jpg

On an October weekend when the baby's regular doctors were unavailable, Palmer took her son to the ETCH emergency room because of breathing problems. After interventions by the medical staff, the baby went into shock, developed pulmonary vascular disease, and was placed on a respirator.


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Blogger Adam said...

Whatever happened to Gabriel? Is there a follow up story?

November 23, 2016 at 4:08 AM  

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