The Earthquake In Haiti: 5 Year Old Boy Found Alive After 8 Days

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16 Responses to “The Earthquake In Haiti: 5 Year Old Boy Found Alive After 8 Days”

  1. KevDog says:

    Sad, sad, touching story. I hope the kid does ok, but I’d give him a 20% chance of surviving.

  2. mizzo says:

    Because his body has switched to other means?

  3. KevDog says:

    People who go that long without food or water are set up for multi-organ failure. That he apparently didn’t suffer any trauma is good. But I’d like to see his Kidney and Liver labs as well as a chest XR once he is hydrated before thinking he’s in the clear.

    The smell the doctor spoke of is the smell of Ketones, which are byproducts of the body using energy from stores in the liver. It is an omnimous sign in anyone, especially a non-diabetic.

  4. Temple3 says:

    Doc:

    I could be wrong — but I have a feeling that this child has the hand of God wrapped all over him. It just may be that he will be embraced as a symbol of the resurrection that needs to happen on the island, and as a result, be spared a “typical” fate.

    The doctor in the video said that he has “a very good chance of survival.” Do you think that’s due to the fact that he’ll be receiving IV’s loaded up with insulin, glucose and the like — and restricted from eating that would worsen his condition?

  5. KevDog says:

    T3

    I hope you’re right. Most likely, his greatest problem will be his kidneys. Beyond the obvious IV fluids with a glucose solution, He will probably require dialysis. A strong committment to giving him that may be life-saving. But if his liver starts to fail, or he goes into ulmonary edema once rehydration proceeds, his chances for survival will be slim, even with the best care.

  6. Mico says:

    Kev,

    20% chance of survival, huh? That’s quite a pessimistic prediction. Having survived such an ordeal in the first place, I like to believe he’ll make a full recovery. I have no medical expertise, but I prefer to believe that his prognosis is much better than 20%.

  7. mapoui says:

    I have not been hearing much good coming out of Haiti concerning american involvement.

    Cynthia McKinner claims America has established a strangle-hold over everythng and aid is not getting through as it should.

    I have a great deal of trust in McKinney!

  8. mapoui says:

    Temple3 talked about ressurection. that can be achieved by the Haitian people if they were left alone to live as they can, by the west.

    the Haitian people can and will do everything thats needs to be done for that nation, if the american jackboot ia lifted off the collective back

    for 200 years europe and america, now joined by Canada and Brasil, have preyed on Haiti, literally tormented that nation.

    Clinton and Bush destroyed its civil structure by deporting Aristide and imposing the UN on the Haitian people indefinetly

    now Obama invades, locks down the people, slows aid to a trickle, diverts most of the aid flights to the Dominica Republic and wont even let Aristide visit his own country and home.

    this appears to be a case of genocide right before our eys, in this modern world of ours.

    Haiti seems now the Gaza Strip west. the people are hungry, injured, festering, dead and dying and Obama is pushing disaster capitalism, racism and imprisonment of the entire population.

    I have to tell Starting Five what it must know already. I am no fan of Barack Obama, never was, mever will be unless there is a an opposite and determined change in his policies and overall attitude.

    my opinion of Obama is really unprintable for the most part. some of what is printable is that under his watch as americans say, we must expect the worst possible attack on ordinary people all over the world.

    Obama coincides with the fledging of the stage of monopoly capitalism that has made ordinary folk systematically redundant. capitalism in an age of concentration of wealth and technological advance has no need for as many workers as there are.

    to maintain minority domination and wealth control the revolution must be avoided, that potential eliminated. there are too many people alive to mainaian minority domination indefinetly. somehow the people must be reduced or there will be a revolution.

    thats the elitist equation and they are about, doing something about it from their point of view and interest. massive death by direct means, has therefore become our conscious companion in thes last couple of decades.

    the elites have been and will continue to expand the mass killing of humanity, and if the perpetrators can put it on a blac president, many ,obvious birds can be killed with that same stone.

    hence we have melliflous, smiling, beautiful Obama, a manchurian candidate perhaps, under whose watch a great increase in atrocity is taking place.

    now the process of killing Haiti has begun and Obama is the director, a blac man.

    I warned my friends that there could not posibly be an american president who would work in the general interest. I reminded them of proper social analysis that exposed the stage society has arrived at in the advanced countries, and that monoply is its defining characteristic, and that we were in for it…. and that if Obama was elected he would be bad for blac people the world over, and it would be best if he lost.

    Obama did not lose, was given a huge mandate by the american people to change america, which he betrayed immediately.

    I argued and still do that the people are responsible for themselves and for the nation, ordinary folk….and ordinary folk must not look to the elites to provide leadership. the elites are parasites and depend on the majority to work to be taxed and profited off, so they can be paid.

    the elites will not, cannot change this social equation, so it is incumbent upon the ordinary folk to take over society and run it in their interests…or otherwise develop such social influence as to ensure the leaders put in place to run society, does so in the ineterst of all.

    ordinary people must organise and organise and organise, be of one mind and so tell the politicians what to do… not the other way around!

    it does not matter who the president is in such circumstances, white, chinese, indian, blac, the buttler or barber, the phd or the high school drop-out. as long as he does what he is directed to do by the popular will he is fine.

    but yu all have heard all this before which makes it as true as hell for no matter how often repeated it does not lose its urgency.

    Cynthia McKinney is marvellous, a strong amercian woman. she spoke truth about the conditions in Haiti. we cannot allow Haiti to die. it means a whole lot to all of us, to our future. if Haiti has none so do we!

  9. Mizzo says:

    Well said Mapoui. I have an interview with Philadelphia 76′er Sammy Dalembert later tonight. If any of you would like to pass along something positive, ask a question or help in another way, please email me here. He will answer whatever you ask as long as it’s something of serious concern regarding Haiti.

  10. TNmom says:

    I’ll be praying for this sweet little boy, reminded of a gospel song I heard years ago called There’s Power in Prayer “…Oh, but wait. There’s someone praying in the midst of the gloom, and all at once the Great Physician steps into the room”.

  11. Caramoan says:

    I pray for those people who have been injured in Haiti. the earthquake in Haiti is one of the word disasters this year. I just hope that they would be able to recover soon.

  12. michelle says:

    So sad. Such human suffering is something none of us can relate to. We all need to do what we can to help them.

  13. Miranda says:

    This needs to be watched…this is NOT RIGHT

    Fast-track adoptions could break up Haitian families, NGOs fear

    In the wake of the earthquake that has devastated Haiti, many countries around the world are fast-tracking adoptions to allow hundreds of Haitian children to be moved out of the country and settled with new families.

    However, children’s agencies and charities such as Save The Children and World Vision have claimed that some children are leaving without having been properly assessed.

    Furthermore, with the government in disarray and efforts still underway to trace thousands of missing people, they have warned that hastily-arranged adoptions could risk breaking up Haitian families.

    http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/articles/121/article_6622.asp

  14. mapoui says:

    Miranda the situation seems much worse than that!

    and there is the question that some are just edging around and that is kidnap and ‘harvesting of body parts from Haitian children’

    ther I have seen reports that hundred are dying becuase medica aid cant get to the people fast enough, through the american military bottlenecks at Haitian ports of entry.

    am I the only one noticning an amazing congruence here…Grenberg with his open racism which is now part of a flow that includes even elected senators…..mass murder all over the place, now in Haiti next door…as well as the emergence of the philosophies, intent and plans that would eliminate and shut people down.

    there is Cass Sunstein one of Obamas czars calling for direct repression of groups fighting for democracy.

    then there is dr James Hansen of NASA, endorsing the book called Times Up which calls for the razing of industrial society and the direct reduction of the human population.

    a ghoulish insanity seems to flowing out of the woodwork, finding full voice through the Obama administration.

    now the american supreme coyrt has opened up election spending to the full participation of corporations, along with voting machines subject to hacking, and no paper trail

    I thought there would be time for me to live out my life before this anticiapted insanity struck. but my luck appears to have run out. Brave New World here we come!

    where is the freaking revolution!…is it really stolen already?

  15. Jam Reyes says:

    i have several relatives who were also vicitimized by the earthquake in Haiti. thank God that they were not seriously hurt. i hope and pray that Haiti would be able to recover soon from this disaster.

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