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Jane.Doe. Fukushima, Japan 2805 posts
Dec 23rd '12

I always think that when I see that shit, because the parents are very casual about it, those kids MUST have complexes...sure it's great they saved their sibling, but when the parents say "Yeh we had so andso to get the cord blood" ouch much :-\

Inc0gnitus 2 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 4325 posts
Dec 23rd '12

I saw an actual case like this on some "diagnosis" show, don't remember what is was called. The parents actually had a second child and used the cord blood to save their first. It was a happy ending for them.



Anyways, I would not choose. I would ask the Dr. for his professional opinion and if he couldn't say which would have greater odds of survival and there was no way to save them both I would leave it in God's hands, even if it meant losing both of them. Neither life would be more important and there is no way I could possibly choose, EVER.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
Dec 23rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Unique Mama:</b>" I always think that when I see that shit, because the parents are very casual about it, those kids MUST ... [snip!] ... it's great they saved their sibling, but when the parents say "Yeh we had so andso to get the cord blood" ouch much :-\"</blockquote>




Definitely! Like if I really wanted another baby but medical issues made me have to move up the when I might consider it. But I would never let either of them know about it. I would let them know "you saved your brother or sister," but not "that's why I had you."

I'm actually a virgin Due June 9; 1 child; Oregon 18466 posts
Dec 23rd '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jenna+1:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting P.S I'm pregnant ♥1:</b>" I wouldn't be able to make the ... [snip!] ... even think about:'("</blockquote> I know. It's shows and stuff like this that make me want to make DS an only child!"</blockquote>




But whAt if her siblings cord blood could save her someday.. it's tough mad I don't like to think about it

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Dec 23rd '12

This is one of the reasons I'm glad I've decided not to have another baby. I could never ever choose one child over the other.

Monkey Nuts Australia 4572 posts
Dec 24th '12

I wouldn't choose. I would let the doctors do it.



And it's all well and good to say "oh that's so fucked to have one child to save another"



Until you've stared your dying child in the face, you can't honestly know why they would do that.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
Dec 24th '12

Could I choose? Yes, I could choose. And in a generic circumstance where they'd both have an equal chance of making it with help... I know exactly which one I would chose.

anonymom + 1.5 2 kids; West Virginia 10787 posts
Dec 24th '12
Quoting Jenna+1:" Can i post this here? idk but So I'm watching "private practice" and it's the episode where a couple ... [snip!] ... one of your children over the other/s? If they were all going to die but you could save one? How would you make that choice?"


I can't even think about this. Makes me nutty.
I guess I'd let the doctors decide based on who had a better chance of survival... it would be absolutely horrific, though.