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   Undertoad  Saturday Feb 5 04:18 PM

2/5/2005: Peruvian "mermaid baby"




She's nine-month-old Milagros Cerron. She's got this rare condition called "mermaid syndrome"; not really that rare, it's just rare for a baby to survive this long. 1-in-60,000 to 100,000 babies are born with sirenomelia, apparently, and most complications are fatal.

Somehow this girl has survived and she is going to have risky surgery to separate and correct her legs.

How sad. Hope she does well.

full story



Guess  Saturday Feb 5 04:53 PM

poor child
the article says she's being treated in a City Hall-funded mobile "solidarity hospital" run out of old buses in a poor northern district of Lima.
not exactly the best conditions for the surgery where they will try to seperate her to take place.
apparently there was another case like this where the girl survivedd



Torrere  Saturday Feb 5 09:36 PM

I heard that she became a talented and beautiful swimmer -- who would spread her legs for no man.



Kitsune  Sunday Feb 6 12:10 AM

Wow -- Torrere, check your ticket. Does yours say "17B"? If so, you caught a seat next to me on your trip to hell. Don't bug me while I'm pretending to sleep, okay?



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Feb 6 01:25 AM

Have Tom Jones or Julio Iglesias sing to her.



mrputter  Sunday Feb 6 01:30 AM

Ok, I'm sorry, but I gotta ask....

How does she take a crap?


(Aisle seat, if you please!)



404Error  Sunday Feb 6 05:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrputter
...How does she take a crap?
In the full story link it says she has an anus.

Quote:
Milagros, who weighs 17 lbs (7.5 kg) and is 24 inches (60 cm) long, has a rudimentary anus, urethra and genitalia all located together.
Where those are located is anyones guess.


capnhowdy  Sunday Feb 6 09:15 AM

I can fathom the operation to separate her legs.
It takes quite an imagination to visualize how they will separate her anus, urethra, and genetalia.
I guess that in her current condition, personal hygeine is practically unacheivable.
If the surgeons can't figure that one out, I'll bet noone would WANT her to spread her legs.........................



chrisinhouston  Sunday Feb 6 12:54 PM

You always hear about these kind of birth defects in third world countries. Wonder if the family lived near a chemical plant or dump site.



Torrere  Sunday Feb 6 02:57 PM

Quote:
(Aisle seat, if you please!)
We could carpool to the River Styx!


Elspode  Sunday Feb 6 04:48 PM

I believe her name, Milagros, means "miracles". Here's hoping she gets some. She's a beautiful child, and no one deserves such a horrid deformity. Come on, medical science.



garnet  Sunday Feb 6 05:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode
I believe her name, Milagros, means "miracles".
It does. Hopefully the fact that her situation is getting some press will get some expert doctors involved in this. She's definitely a pretty little thing, I hope she can get some good help.


Wombat  Sunday Feb 6 09:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by 404Error
In the full story link it says she has an anus.



Where those are located is anyones guess.
My guess is at the front. Dolphins and whales have a ventral opening (I think it's called a cloaca, or is that just for birds?) and I reckon that since we're all mammals these things will follow the same basic structure.


BrianR  Monday Feb 7 03:01 PM

I bet good cash money that some hospital here in the States will fund the family to come here and have the surgery done...it's happened before for Siamese twins and other birth deformities. Especially when said generosity gets good press for the hospital in question.

Brian



Troubleshooter  Monday Feb 7 05:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR
I bet good cash money that some hospital here in the States will fund the family to come here and have the surgery done...it's happened before for Siamese twins and other birth deformities. Especially when said generosity gets good press for the hospital in question.

Brian
Well of course, we're the great white enemy until something like this comes along.


footfootfoot  Monday Feb 7 08:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR
I bet good cash money that some hospital here in the States will fund the family to come here and have the surgery done...it's happened before for Siamese twins and other birth deformities. Especially when said generosity gets good press for the hospital in question.

Brian
First, this is so sad. Imagine how the parents must feel. I feel awful that Elfin Bedwe'er was hurling his little guts out today. (bug?) But this? Shit.

But on to BrianR: I know someone who lived in NYC up near 168th street a few decades ago. She unwisely tried to break up a dog fight (her dogs) with her bare hands. Or arm as it was.

CHOMP!

She said at 2:00 am at the E.R. she was whisked ahead of all the gunshot and knife wounds and found herself surrounded by nearly every intern (is that the right word?) in the hospital, because unlike gun and knife wounds which were so commonplace, hardly any of them had seen a dog bite.

I guess with all the pit bull chic these days that may have changed.

So, in a round about way, yeah, I bet you're right. It might make good training and it couldn't hurt our image in the international press.


capnhowdy  Monday Feb 7 09:25 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troubleshooter
Well of course, we're the great white enemy until something like this comes along.

AMEN!


Troubleshooter  Monday Feb 7 09:34 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot
...and it couldn't hurt our image in the international press.
You know what? Fuck the international press. I'm tired of America being seen as a cash/technology/medicine tap that can be turned on and off.

I'm also tired of American institutions and politicians pandering to foreign interest as well.


Clodfobble  Monday Feb 7 10:43 PM

Well of course, we're the great white enemy until something like this comes along.

Last time I checked, Peru wasn't calling us anything of the sort... And to the people who think we're the great white enemy, we remain so even when we help a little disabled Peruvian girl.



footfootfoot  Tuesday Feb 8 12:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troubleshooter
You know what? Fuck the international press. I'm tired of America being seen as a cash/technology/medicine tap that can be turned on and off.

I'm also tired of American institutions and politicians pandering to foreign interest as well.
TS,
I agree, and while we're at it, fuck the domestic press too. Ballgags for everyone! Don't get me started.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 8 05:13 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Troubleshooter
I'm also tired of American institutions and politicians pandering to foreign interest as well.
OK, YOU go tell the mermaids mother.
Besides the Doctors like to do things like this to get away from bunions and hemroids.


Promenea  Tuesday Feb 8 08:34 AM

If you travel in places like Peru you often find yourself the focus of amazingly positive attention and not just because you have money. I travelled alone in Mexico by bus at one point and people took turns coming to sit by me. Most wanted to try to speak the little english they knew to me, some wanted to know how I lived, some flirted, a couple shared their packed lunches. They might hate us enmass but most would give their right arms to be us.



classicman  Sunday Jul 17 10:20 PM

Bump ... See beginning of thread for context.
I happened upon this thread ... Blame SteveDallas

Googled the girls name from the original post and found this.
There are also some YouTube videos.

What a wonderful story.

Here's a pic I also found



Griff  Monday Jul 18 06:53 AM

Wonderful!



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