The details on Mae Magouirk

WorldNet Daily has the whole story so far.

This woman has been hanging on since March 28th.

Action Items:
Attorney General of the State of Georgia: Thurbert E. Baker
Phone: 404-656-3300
Fax: 404-657-8733
(He has no email. He must be contacted directly. Fax is preferable.)

Deputy Attorney General
Mary Beth Westmoreland
Criminal Justice Division
Phone: 404-656-3349
Fax: 404-651-6459

Georgia House of Representatives

Georgia Division of Aging Services

Office of Mayor Jeff Lukken
LaGrange, GA
Phone: 706-883-2010
Fax: 706-883-2020

Sherri has more.

BlogsforTerri has correspondence from the family to add perspective.

What is aortic dissection?
ANS: From Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia:

Aortic dissection is a condition in which there is bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta (the major artery from the heart). This condition may also involve abnormal widening or ballooning of the aorta (aneurysm).

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Aortic dissection involves bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta (the major artery from the heart), most often because of a tear or damage to the inner wall of the artery. This usually occurs in the thoracic (chest) portion of the aorta, but may also occur in the abdominal portion.

The exact cause is unknown, but risks include atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and high blood pressure. Traumatic injury is a major cause of aortic dissection, especially blunt trauma to the chest as can be caused by hitting the steering wheel of a car during an accident.

Aortic dissection may also be associated with other injury, infection, congenital (present from birth) weakness of the aorta, collagen disorders (such as Marfan's syndrome, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, or abdominal aortic aneurysm). Pregnancy, valve disorders (including aortic insufficiency), and coarctation of the aorta may also be associated with aortic dissection.

Aortic dissection occurs in approximately 2 out of every 10,000 people. It can affect anyone, but is most often seen in men aged 40 to 70.

Please see the article for the full discussion.

Let's keep something in mind: this woman is AWARE of what's going on. She is not comatose. She is not brain-damaged. There is no question that she is experiencing every single minute of her privation.

Now get off your butt and help me do something about this.

posted by Linda on April 8, 2005 07:52 PM

Catscape links with: Starving Miss Mae

Thank you for jumping on this one. When I feel worn out from the Schiavo mess, I just need to think about this poor woman, and stop feeling sorry for myself.

Posted by: Greg at April 8, 2005 08:32 PM

Linda, This is absolutely awefull. This poor woman had a living will that is not being followed. Her granddaughter just doesn't want to take care of Grandma any longer. She also doens't want her uncle and Aunt to take care of her either. TF has been contacting the media to put this on the front burner. He also emailed the Judge in the case and gave him his two cents worth. We'll do our part and spread this around. Thanks, Lucy Stern

Posted by: Lucy Stern at April 9, 2005 12:10 AM