June 16, 2005
Cocoon

Against long odds, the baby Susan was carrying when she was stricken appears to be thriving after nearly 21 weeks of gestation, Torres says. If she can stay alive another month, and the cancer stays away from her uterus, the baby could be delivered and have a chance of surviving, he says. The couple has a 2-year-old son, Peter.

"I hate seeing her on those darned machines," Torres says, "and I hate using her as a husk, a carrying case, because she herself is worth so much more. But Susan really wanted this baby. And she's a very - how should I put this? - a willful lady. That's probably why she's made it this far."

What would you do?
Posted by Ellen at June 16, 2005 04:32 PM

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Serendipity sums it up in a post entitled "Just a husk, a carrying case" ---
"Is it just me, or is this just gruesome? I am glad I am not a woman. Where are the 'let Terry Schiavo die in peace now' people in this situation? Apparently, a woman doesn't really count if her uterus is in use." VoicePotential blogs: "She (Susan Torres) isnít alive either - by those same definitions so rigorously applied to Terri Schiavo."
If the baby makes it, and is born okay, I guess we can all sit back and breathe a sigh of relief. If.

Posted by: Dave Lucas on June 19, 2005 05:51 PM

So, Dave Lucas-if an unborn child isn't worth $400,000, what is it worth? If the cost were only $100,000, would you thnk it's ok to save the baby? What about $50,000?

Personally, I would hope my family would do the same if I ever befall Susan Torres' fate. However, I wouldn't think any less of the family if they chose a different route.

This is far different from the Schiavo case. Here, all involved parties are on the same page and in agreement.

Posted by: Jennifer on June 26, 2005 02:45 PM
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