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Veritatis Splendor

"Keep your eyes fixed upon Jesus, who inspires and perfects our faith" --Hebrews 12:2

Pope Benedict XVI before our Lord

And only where God is seen does life truly begin. Only when we meet the living God in Christ do we know what life is. We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
Each of us is willed,
each of us is loved,
each of us is necessary.
There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him.
~Pope Benedict XVI, Homily April 24th, 2005

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Does Terri have hydrocephalus??

An interesting new twist in Terri's medical status, thanks to an observant medico -- he sees that from the only CT Terri has had, there are marked signs of what could be a case of hydrocephalus, a condition that has a high likelihood of improving with PROPER medical care.

What is hydrocephalus you ask? Basically, it is "water on the brain," a condition that happens when liquid, whether blood or spinal fluid, "backs up" inside the cranial cavity. This places pressure on the brain tissue, compressing it, and causing mental deficencies -- in fact, symptoms like Terri's. While irreversible damage can be done with hydrocephpalus, particularly when not treated promptly (as Terri's surely has not been, if she does indeed have this condition), patients with it do typically improve cognition and mental function markedly when the problem fluid is allowed to drain or is removed.

This is hopeful, because if Gov. Bush and the DCF can take Terri into custody, get her strength back, and properly treat her -- she may look like a new woman in weeks, still severely disabled perhaps, but with therapy as well, she may begin to be able to function beyond a year-old's capabilities.



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