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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:57 AM
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Man Who Was Being Eaten By Maggots Dies At Hospital
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 12:01 PM by Elad
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YONKERS, N.Y. -- A 63-year-old man died a day after emergency workers found him at his home in such squalid conditions that maggots were eating his flesh, a fire official said Wednesday.

Paramedics went to Michael Link's home Sunday night after his 66-year-old brother and roommate, Adam Link, said the victim was having trouble breathing, fire department surgeon Roger Chirurgi said.

Michael Link was lying in his own feces on a pile of debris and "had open wounds with maggots eating on the flesh," Chirurgi said.

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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:59 AM
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1. Well that's a pleasant way to die...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:01 PM
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2. Thanks for the great lunchtime post!
:puke:
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:02 PM
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4. Hey! Is that rice... or ...
:puke:
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:02 PM
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3. I thought maggots only ate dead flesh?
The whole thing about using maggots for people with serious wounds was to prevent infection because they will eat the dead flesh and leave healthy flesh alone.
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:04 PM
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5. they were probably eating the infected stuff out of the open wounds
boy, that was a sentence that I thought I'd never type...
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:07 PM
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8. Yeah, thats what I'm thinking

Lol yeah, you and me both. I wouldn't of known myself except for a program that was on the other night about the medical community using maggots (can't believe I watched it but was very interesting).
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:09 PM
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10. I've seen shows on them before
doctors like to use the maggots because unlike anti-biotics...they'll only take out the bad stuff. With that said, they still score pretty high on the heeby-jeeby scale. I wouldn't want them crawling around on me!
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:06 PM
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6. A real nice lunchtime post.



Thanks.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:06 PM
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7. Bah, I tube of Neosporin would've fixed him RIGHT up!
:eyes:
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:09 PM
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9. Holy hell.
Do not want to go out like that.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:11 PM
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11. Man
So he was in such a hurry he was eating on the "fly"???
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:14 PM
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12. well great, today I learned another word I don't want in my obituary
I have to add 'maggots' to 'rabid ferrets' 'baboon' and 'Ricky Martin'
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:15 PM
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13. Well, thanks for that.
Glad it's not lunchtime for me.
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:15 PM
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14. No pictures?
Bummer.
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:17 PM
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15. jesus wept!
"he's having trouble breathing..........oh, and he's also being eaten by maggots."
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:19 PM
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16. At least he died doing what he loved best
lying in his own excrement being devoured by vermin
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