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    ... it is in constant pain? Like as a result of a birth defect, or injury, or infection, or malpractice? And if yes, what is its life expectancy?
     
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    Yes, of course its possible and not that uncommon.

    Life expectancy depends on what is wrong.
     
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    Certainly. There are lots of conditions a child can be born with that have constant pain. Life expectancy depends on the condition.
     
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    Is the hospital bound to keep alive such a newborn? I am curious what is generally understood as a humane solution in such a situation. Or maybe is it entirely determined by the parents finances or insurance terms? I guess this is different from accidental injury or geriatric treatment plans, because the usual at fault parties can't be identified by a injury lawyer.
     
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    What makes you think of such a thing?!

    Anyway, we can generally sedate babies and adults alike. Yea modernity!
     
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    I have a classmate who's friend had a baby which is in this category if I understand it correctly. I heard too that the baby is also blind in addition to being in pain. They don't yet know if it is medical malpractice or motherly misconduct, or other, but very interesting as a case. It must totally suck to be that baby.

    About the sedation, can they keep that up for the entire life span of the baby?
     
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    yes

    it is up to the parents
     
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    This is a scary part of civilization then, parents can be as selfish as laws can be cleverly evil.
     
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    long ago i established an adult foster care for three young adults born without hearing or sight

    with varying degrees of mental functioning

    they all had a good quality of life
     
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    from my perspective i would rather have a relative making that decision

    other then the state deciding fates
     

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