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    Would JonBenet have survived if ...

    Would JonBenet have survived her serious head injury, had her parents called 911 and rushed her to the hospital, instead of doing whatever they did to cover it up ? Most probably her parents presumed she was dead with a broken neck . What are the Neurosurgeons view on this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canny
    Would JonBenet have survived her serious head injury, had her parents called 911 and rushed her to the hospital, instead of doing whatever they did to cover it up ? Most probably her parents presumed she was dead with a broken neck . What are the Neurosurgeons view on this ?
    Everything I had read indicates that, if the blow to the head happened first, JBR would have never regained consciousness and could not have survived it.

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    The documents suggest that this fracture to the skull, resulted in some clotting of blood (not their exact words). I.e., there was not the expected volume of blood loss, that would be associated with this massive head injury.

    Thus, it would appear that JBR was already dead (perhaps seconds or a minute or two), or dying. Blood flow to the vascularized tissue in the head, had already begun to stop or stopped.

    Would JBR have survived this injury if it were the only injury she had? I am not a brain surgeon, but from the looks of this fracture - I don't believe so. I think there would have been such massive swelling of the brain, that you would not have been able to keep the brain inside the skull. People have survived massive head injuries, if they are able to have emergency surgery to temporarily remove parts of the skull, in an effort to relieve swelling. There was an incredible amount of damage.

    Editing to say: This devistating blow to the head, after JBR was already dead, suggests to many that JBR was effectively "killed twice". i.e. over kill. An important fact to consider, when developing a profile.

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    Most of the pathologists consulted on the case think that the head blow not only came first, but that she might have lived for an hour afterwards.

    Even if she did live, no idea what kind of damage it would have done.

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    I think the general consensus

    by the medical experts is that the head injury would have resulted in death. In reading that autopsy, it's clear that the head injury was massive and extensive - both frontal lobes were bruised although the right more than the left, and the entire right hemisphere of the brain had bled. I wonder if she would have appeared to have had a massive stroke where the body becomes paralyzed and breathing is almost undetectable?

    Hi SD! Hell of a dog and pony show this last few weeks, huh? I think we can conclude that there will never be a prosecution in this case, for anything, including obstruction of justice if you know what I mean...and I think you do
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    IMO JB was in a coma after the head injury

    Her body shut down as a protective mechanism against the shock of the injury. She was breathing and probably had a slight heartbeat.

    The swelling was probably controlled with ice packs.

    If she had been taken to the hospital she may have survived but she would have lived with some kind of brain damage for the rest of her life.

    Just my opinion.

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    "Hi SD! Hell of a dog and pony show this last few weeks, huh?"

    Sure was! I was actually hopeful for a while. But, the DA leads to a mirage. What a shock.

    "I think we can conclude that there will never be a prosecution in this case, for anything, including obstruction of justice if you know what I mean...and I think you do"

    I'm afraid I do.

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    This isn't the kind of swelling/bump on the head that a person could control with icepacks. It's massive. Swelling is such that you can't keep brain inside skull. It oozes out.

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    How would PR have initially reacted to JB's injury? How long would it take before she understood the extent of JB's injuries? It's unimaginable that anyone would not only allow their child to die, but then do more damage to the child. If the murder happened this way, IMO PR is the most despicable character ever. And, to think if she did this, she got away with it.

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    Can anyone point me to that which an expert brain surgeon has said about the possibility of JBR having survived this head injury?

    The human body is fairly incredible. Check out the story of Phineas Gage:
    http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/dept/d10/...s/phineas.html

    (there are many other webpages describing/discussing the Gage story.)

    It is obvious that Gage and JBR sustained their injuries in differing places. JBRs injury might have been far more deadly (or damaging), however, a massive blow to the head, given emergency treatment CAN often be recuperated from. Sure...people can lie in a coma for days, months or years. My own brother was in a coma for days, then in recovery from the head injury for months (formally) and years (informally.) Sure, there can be varying things lost as a result of a head injury, some which can be regained through therapy, some which are forever lost...BUT...I am very curious about that which a real head injury specialist has to say about JBRs injury.

    What brain centers would have been affected by the blow, the subsequent bleeding and swelling? Would this have affected the part of the brain that tells the heart to pump? What has been seen in terms of a head injury similar to this?

    We know that there was not a lot of bleeding into the brain after the injury. We also know that the garotte was placed while there was respiration and heart pumping...BUT was the garotte the most likely thing to take this child's life, or was an affect from the skull injury more likely to do so?

    Does anyone have a link to a brain surgeon's thoughts on this?

    W


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    Pretty awful, isn't it. Trino?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave
    Most of the pathologists consulted on the case think that the head blow not only came first, but that she might have lived for an hour afterwards.

    Even if she did live, no idea what kind of damage it would have done.
    I wonder what kind of parent Patsy Ramsey would have been for a possibly quadriplegic, severely brain damaged JonBenet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anita Richman
    I wonder what kind of parent Patsy Ramsey would have been for a possibly quadriplegic, severely brain damaged JonBenet.
    YOU DO? I don't. Nope, I think Patsy would APPEAR to be loving and kind and hard-working to give her poor, quadriplegic child all the care and love in the world, but it would mostly be an act to garner SYMPATHY FOR HERSELF!!!
    Simplicity...patience...compassion

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    I think youre right Gaia....sadly Patsy was all about appearances

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo
    I think youre right Gaia....sadly Patsy was all about appearances
    No way, Patsy would have looked after her as It would have been to much for her to cope with.Of this I have no doubt. IMO



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