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Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:01 PM

hospital press conference for Otto Warmbier is on tv right now

Last edited Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:37 PM - Edit history (1)

His dad spoke this morning, and the hospital is giving details now

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Reply hospital press conference for Otto Warmbier is on tv right now (Original post)
FM123 Jun 2017 OP
jberryhill Jun 2017 #1
MichMary Jun 2017 #2
MichMary Jun 2017 #3
FM123 Jun 2017 #4
MichMary Jun 2017 #5
MineralMan Jun 2017 #6
FM123 Jun 2017 #7
MineralMan Jun 2017 #8
FM123 Jun 2017 #9
MichMary Jun 2017 #10

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:08 PM

1. Has Otto consented to the release of his medical information?

 


Sounds kind of odd. Absent his consent, by what authority is the hospital disclosing his condition?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:15 PM

2. Major damage to all areas of his brain

He is in no position to consent. I am sure his parents have his medical POA, and all info released is with their consent. The docs are declining to answer questions regarding his prognosis, at the request of his family.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:16 PM

3. Respiratory arrest

I wonder if there is any possibility if this was self-inflicted?

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Response to MichMary (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:22 PM

4. Didn't think of that possibility...

But an intentional dosing of meds that went wrong could explain the mystery, I guess.
God, this is so sad.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:24 PM

5. I hate to say it, but--

it could have been an attempt at hanging. I feel so sorry for his family. And for him.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:27 PM

6. Released North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

It's always best to include enough information to truly ID the subject of your post.

I didn't remember the person's first name, so I had to go search for it in Google News.

Not everyone is following that story closely, so just a first name isn't really enough.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:35 PM

7. You're right MM, emotional typing here...

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Response to FM123 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:36 PM

8. No problem. I added the information in a reply.

I just wanted to mention why.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:36 PM

9. I think this is what they said.....

He's been in a coma for over a year and remains in one, the x-rays don't show any old fractures of his body or skull that would suggest a beating, there is no evidence of botchulism, the MRI shows extensive loss of brain tissue in ALL areas of the brain - they think it was a result of respiratory failure but don't know exactly how that happened. They won't discuss his future prognosis, but it's not looking so good. I am so sad for this kid. Why oh why did he have to go into that horrible evil country?!?

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Response to FM123 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 15, 2017, 03:54 PM

10. And steal a crappy poster!

Kids do stupid things. He obviously had no idea that his little petty theft would be taken a lot more seriously there than it would be here.

If he wanted a souvenir, he should have bought a t-shirt.

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