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Baby girl born to brain-dead woman dies

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Baby girl born to brain-dead woman dies




McLEAN, Va. - An infant born last month to a severely brain-damaged woman died Monday after emergency surgery to repair a perforated intestine.

Susan Anne Catherine Torres, born prematurely on Aug. 2 after her mother was on life support for three months, died of heart failure at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, a family statement said.

The infant’s condition had deteriorated rapidly during the weekend, according to the family. The baby’s prematurity led to an intestinal disorder and an infection that overwhelmed her body, and she died just after midnight, the hospital said.

Cancer patient Susan Rollin Torres, a 26-year-old researcher at the National Institutes of Health, suffered a stroke in May after melanoma spread to her brain. She was kept alive on life support so she could deliver the child.

'A devastating loss'
A spokeswoman at St. Rita’s Church in Alexandria said parishioners were told of the child’s death during the morning Mass.

“After the efforts of this summer to bring her into the world, this is obviously a devastating loss for the Torres and Rollin families,” Justin Torres, the woman’s brother-in-law, said in the e-mailed statement. “We wish to thank all the people who sustained us in prayer over the past 17 weeks. It was our fondest wish that we could have been able to share Susan’s homecoming with the world.”

The baby’s father, Jason Torres, had made the decision after his wife lost consciousness to keep her on life support for the sake of her fetus.

The pregnancy became a race between the fetus’ development and the cancer that was ravaging the woman’s body. Doctors at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, where the baby was born, had said at the time that Torres’ health was deteriorating and that the risk of harm to the fetus finally outweighed the benefits of extending the pregnancy.

The mother died shortly after her daughter’s birth when she was taken off life support. The baby was about two months premature and weighed 1 pound, 13 ounces.

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Posted 9/12/05 7:29 PM
 
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Posted 9/12/05 7:30 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 7:30 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 7:31 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 7:42 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 7:44 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 7:44 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:04 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:12 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:14 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:23 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:35 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:36 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 8:49 PM
 

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that poor family! OMG that poor father. He has lost both his wife and child within a few months.

Posted 9/12/05 8:59 PM
 

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Posted 9/12/05 9:33 PM
 

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ive been following this story so sad to hear the baby passed. Chat Icon

Posted 9/12/05 10:01 PM
 

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Posted 9/13/05 8:28 AM
 

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Posted 9/13/05 8:36 AM
 

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Posted 9/13/05 8:36 AM
 

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Posted 9/13/05 10:31 AM
 
 

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