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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 12:54 PM

Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor [hero] placed into medically-induced coma

Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor placed into medically-induced coma


A survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been placed in a medically-induced coma due to an infection.

Fifteen-year-old Anthony Borges is now recovering after doctors found an infection in his intestinal tract and had to perform unscheduled surgery to remove a section of the intestines, according to his attorney.


Despite the setback, doctors said Borges’ prognosis is good, according to Borges’ attorney.

Borges was shot five times in both his legs and his back while attempting to close and lock a classroom door during the Feb. 14 shooting. - 7 News, Miami

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Reply Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor [hero] placed into medically-induced coma (Original post)
ffr Mar 2018 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2018 #1
Orange Free State Mar 2018 #4
Lucinda Mar 2018 #18
Farmer-Rick Mar 2018 #37
Lucinda Mar 2018 #40
Iliyah Mar 2018 #2
magicarpet Mar 2018 #3
redstatebluegirl Mar 2018 #5
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #14
dbackjon Mar 2018 #31
lpbk2713 Mar 2018 #6
backtoblue Mar 2018 #7
Leghorn21 Mar 2018 #8
calimary Mar 2018 #27
smirkymonkey Mar 2018 #9
bronxiteforever Mar 2018 #10
MoonRiver Mar 2018 #11
democrank Mar 2018 #12
ailsagirl Mar 2018 #20
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ffr Mar 2018 #21
spanone Mar 2018 #13
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #15
Doremus Mar 2018 #35
RandomAccess Mar 2018 #36
nolabear Mar 2018 #16
ffr Mar 2018 #17
Lucinda Mar 2018 #19
burrowowl Mar 2018 #22
world wide wally Mar 2018 #23
BoneyardDem Mar 2018 #24
ffr Mar 2018 #30
KewlKat Mar 2018 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2018 #42
sprinkleeninow Mar 2018 #26
DesertRat Mar 2018 #28
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #29
sarge43 Mar 2018 #32
Cha Mar 2018 #33
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #34
mcar Mar 2018 #38
demigoddess Mar 2018 #39
flamin lib Mar 2018 #41
raven mad Mar 2018 #43
Blue Owl Mar 2018 #44
BootinUp Mar 2018 #45
MustLoveBeagles Mar 2018 #46
dchill Mar 2018 #47
onecent Mar 2018 #48
BootinUp Mar 2018 #49

Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 12:58 PM

1. I think a lot of severe trauma victims would benefit from medically induced comas

Let the body sleep to heal and the brain not experience additional stress, pain, trauma.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:03 PM

4. It might help the country to heal

If certain elected officials could be put in one for the next few years. No particular names in mind, though....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:46 PM

18. I've been through it...I was out for 9 days

I was supposed to be going in for an hour long procedure to put in a stint for a bowel stricture, but they found a huge mess when they opened me up, and they kept me knocked out with some sort of vac thing on my abdomen that let them do multiple surgeries. I was in the trauma area for 9 days. I was sooo pumped full of fluids that I looked much heavier than I actually was when I finally woke. The nurses looked at me like I was crazy when I told them I weighed 130. One night nurse had two days off, and I was given diuretics while she was gone. She was shocked when she saw me back down to my normal weight.

The whole thing was much harder on my fella than it was for me. I slept through the worst of it while he was living in the trauma waiting area for all those days...

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 05:25 PM

37. My better half was in an induced coma

when she had congestive heart failure. The country doctors didn't know what was happening. They brought her out and released her less than 8 hours later she was back in the hospital. I think they sent her home to die. But I was too fast a driver for them. I got her in both times while she was still conscious. The 1st time the cops chased me down the highway as she cried I can't breath. They finally sent her to another hospital where they diagnosed and repaired her problem.

So true about it being worse on the fella standing outside watching. She doesn't remember any of the 20 days. I remember every awful fearful moment. Our children still worry about her falling back into a coma and call much more often. If they don't reach us right away, you can bet there will be 37 missed calls when we get back. We're still landline users, the mountains block the other signals.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 05:53 PM

40. I'm sooo sorry that you and the kids went through that. Also happy that someone was finally able

to help her. I can't imagine how hard that must have been for you all. I can relate to mountains and cell service roo. We use internet phones for that very reason and my little sister freaks out if we aren't reachable for any length of time.

The worst of it, hospital-wise, for us, was a few years back and Bill still carries stress about it all.

I'm lucky that our local hospital knows their limitations, and has shipped me over to Knoxville when they cant safely help me. But Bill still freaks every time he is coming home after running errands in the next town, and sees an ambulance coming from our city and heading towards the hospital. I don't think he will ever truly shake the experience. I woke up with super long fingernails and so bloated I didn't look like the same person...he had to deal with standing beside me while I looked like a corpse during all those short visits when they let loved ones into to the trauma room. Every time I even THINK about getting cranky with him about some stupid thing, I remember that he slept in a chair for nine days and went thru hell.

I hope that you and your family stay healthy and happy for a loooong long time. <3

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 12:58 PM

2. Hero

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:01 PM

3. Borges is a hero trying to save others...

.... hope he regains his strength so he can recover and heal from his five bullet wounds. Poor kid - what trauma to endure.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:06 PM

5. Is there a good place to send donations to help with the bills these young people will have?

So sad, how quickly we forget about those who were wounded.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:23 PM

14. You might contact that local TV station to see if they know

 

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:37 PM

31. There is a GoFundMe


https://www.gofundme.com/anthonyborges


Also, looks like he will be suing the School District

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/03/06/hero-student-florida-shooting-rampage-sue-school-system/398337002/


Medical bills are estimated to top $1 million, which is a travesty itself.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:07 PM

6. Hang in there Anthony.




You showed courage and did the right thing at risk to your own life.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:07 PM

7. Kick and rec for this young hero

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:08 PM

8. Oh its all so incomprehensible - dear Anthony, rest and heal, my child

At least there is,

“Despite the setback, doctors said Borges’ prognosis is good, according to Borges’ attorney.”

RESPECT

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:24 PM

27. I am clinging to that for him. Holding fast!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:14 PM

9. K&R

I hope he pulls through and makes a full recovery. Best of luck Anthony!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:16 PM

10. Kick and recommend. Hero.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:18 PM

11. Thoughts and prayers for that hero child

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:20 PM

12. Hold on, Anthony.

We're with you.

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Response to democrank (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:49 PM

20. +100,000,000

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Response to democrank (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 02:17 PM

21. .

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:21 PM

13. K&R...

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:24 PM

15. I sure hope it's not one of those antibiotic-resistant strains

 

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Response to RandomAccess (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 04:53 PM

35. Sounds like it probably is if they're having to get rid of it via surgery.

The bad part is that he probably got it from the hospital.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 04:57 PM

36. Exactly

 

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:28 PM

16. The survivors who are still in hospital need some recognition.

We can't let this fade from the public consciousness. It's only been three weeks.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:36 PM

17. Don't worry. It won't. Walkout on the 14th and get your sign or Evil Eye ready for the 24th.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. Walk for Solidarity, March 10, 2018
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210326381

#Enough: 2,259 School Walkouts and Counting for March 14th, 2018 nationwide walkout
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210331807

How to knit Evil Eye Gloves #MarchForOurLives March 24, 2018
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017482975

The best way to support these teenagers is stand with them.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:48 PM

19. ...

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 02:20 PM

22. Hope he survives, great kid!

What is bad about assault rifles is the velocity of the bullets which damage everything around them that they hit. Sometimes a person may be hit in the arm and his heart is stopped due to the shock wave. They should be banned, they are meant to kill and kill only.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 02:52 PM

23. Shot "5" times while trying to close a door?

Yes, we sure need assault weapons to "defend" ourselves.

BS!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:00 PM

24. I teared up....my heart is breaking

 

..for everything these kids have had to go through and are still gong through. And the fuckers in their cushy offices are waiting for the furor and diligence of these kids to go away so they can get back to business as usual.

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Response to BoneyardDem (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:31 PM

30. I hope some national news outfit can dedicate 20 secs for when he's able to leave the hospital

It would make a great feel-good piece.

Keep the message alive. I'm encouraging everyone I know to walkout on the 14th and make some Evil Eye gloves for the 24th's March.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:05 PM

25. there is w gofundme acct. i cant link to it

But do a search. It's like 626k so far.

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 08:19 PM

42. You'll find the gofundme link in post #31. n/t

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:20 PM

26. Oh, my heart. Oh, my heart.

+Receive healing and full restoration, little sparrow Anthony. Then magnify and declare goodness and be the Salt and Light to all. Amin.+

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:26 PM

28. Oh, that's so sad

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:30 PM

29. A good guy without a gun



while good guys with guns kept a strategically safe distance. I don't know what the question is, but the answer is always more guns. Arm the students.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:53 PM

32. Be well, Hero.

Millions are here for you.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 03:53 PM

33. Healing thoughts for you Anthony Borges..

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 04:12 PM

34. Damn. Hope he makes it.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 05:28 PM

38. Blessings on this brave young man

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 05:47 PM

39. Look over him please!!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 07:49 PM

41. The killing doesn't stop just because the shooting is over. nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 08:40 PM

43. You have my absolute promise!

Go, kid, GO!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 09:26 PM

44. This story made possible by the NRA

Fuck you NRA

And hang in there Anthony...

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 09:43 PM

45. Come on doctors! Do the best you can do for him. nt

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2018, 10:49 PM

46. K&R

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 09:03 AM

47. How do you dare, Wayne LaPierre?

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 12:40 PM

48. I'm saying alot of prayers for you Anthony. Hang in there!!!!!!

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Fri Mar 9, 2018, 09:16 PM

49. I wish there was an update...

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