Case Study: Down Syndrome Child With Heart Defect.

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The case I chose was Case 1 Down Syndrome Child with Intestinal Blockage and Case 2 Down Syndrome Child with Heart Defect. From chapter ten, allowing someone to die, mercy death, and mercy killing. I chose these two cases because they made me think more than twice on both situations. Rather to mercy the death of my daughter or to mercy kill my daughter out of my husband and my issues.
These two cases made my think more than twice on the situation. The first case is about a 38-year-old women giving birth to a baby girl. The baby girl had both Down syndrome and intestinal blockage. Baby’s often have down syndrome and intestinal blockage when women are over the age of 35. The women and her husband discuss about the baby’s health and life. They
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The baby girl was born with both Down syndrome, intestinal blockage, and a hole in her heart which made it difficult for her to breath. The women and husband were having trouble with financial and marital difficulties because they already have three children and this baby became a surprise which was not plan. They told the doctor to not remove the intestinal blockage because even if she was to survive the surgery, and heart surgery she would still be mentally retarded. The doctors did not agree with them and later on got a court injunction to allow them to operate the girl. The parents did not want their daughter no matter what and not even giving her a name because they were more worried about their other children. After a year later, the little girl was still alive and she was having trouble breathing because of her heart defect. The parents are suffering financially because of the baby girl; they are trying so hard to avoid killing the child because many people were attach to her. They blamed the doctor and the judge for creating this suffocating

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