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Thread #162443   Message #3866476
Posted By: Andrez
16-Jul-17 - 11:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Subject: RE: BS: The Very Sad Case Of Charlie Gard
Lets not lose sight of the fact that no part of this event is easy for anyone, least of all Charlie and his parents. One point to note though in response to Sen's observation above: I think another factor is that the brain damage cannot be reversed. So even if he survived, little Charlie would be blind, deaf and completely paralysed, and that is the fact of "neuroplasticity".

Assuming Charlie can survive the immediate issue it is not impossible that with the right treatment program his brain may wire, or rewire itself to provide some degree of improved sensory and physical functionality. I'm not suggesting a cure here but just that we can't know before hand how developmental change will progress any possibility of improved quality of life. Just a thought anyway.

Hugs and best wishes from the Antipodes to you and your family Charlie!