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usher's stepson "brain dead" after jet ski accident

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
did y'all see this super sad story about little 11 year old kyle glover? for some reason i feel extra sad about it. it's so random. i've been curious, one thing i read said people don't ever recover from being "brain dead" but then google searches have stories/blogs where people did recover. it's just so sad and tragic. why were people jet skiing where kids/people were tubing? thank goodness alcohol is not linked to this accident but my goodness...terrible
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :-(

  • LAwomanLAwoman Posts: 2,949Registered Users
    I did see that. Very sad indeed. :(
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Yes and unfortunately its not that uncommon, that and drownings at that lake. My friends family member had something similar happen to her, but she survived.
  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    Lake Lanier is a death trap. At least once a week during the summer there are news stories about drownings, accidents, missing people, etc. going down at that lake.
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  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    It's very sad.

    Many lakes only allow jet skis in certain areas while others have no rules. I used to water ski a lot and had many close encounters with jet skis. Scary stuff!
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    This story breaks my heart. I take it he's still on life support?

    Blame it on the cell phone...
  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    Poor kid...
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  • NejNej Posts: 2,444Registered Users
    So sad. Be careful y'all!


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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    dear goodness. this is terrible :(
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  • WiregirlWiregirl Posts: 1,695Registered Users
    Awful!
  • CurleeDSTCurleeDST Posts: 467Registered Users
    Was the jet ski driver/rider under the influence?

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  • RimiRimi Posts: 2,001Registered Users
    CurleeDST wrote: »
    Was the jet ski driver/rider under the influence?

    Wiregirl wrote: »
    Awful!

    No alcohol was involved. The driver of the ski boat is a family friend.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    subbrock wrote: »
    This story breaks my heart. I take it he's still on life support?

    subbrock i was thinking about you. i was reading an old thread about a shampoo ironically and say you commented on it and thought i hadn't seen you posting in awhile. hope you're well.

    yes he's still on life support. i was kind of wondering what y'all know about being brain dead and whatnot? is there any chance he can be okay? some stuff i read said absolutely not. some articles make it seem like people can be declared brain dead then come out. i wonder if it was an incorrect diagnosis. i think they keep people on life support so they can make decisions about organ donation too.

    i have that i want to be a donor on my license and have told my parents. i even contemplated donating my body to science. my friends mom died of breast cancer and did that but that's the only person i've known to do that.
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  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I feel so bad for his family.
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    subbrock wrote: »
    This story breaks my heart. I take it he's still on life support?

    subbrock i was thinking about you. i was reading an old thread about a shampoo ironically and say you commented on it and thought i hadn't seen you posting in awhile. hope you're well.

    yes he's still on life support. i was kind of wondering what y'all know about being brain dead and whatnot? is there any chance he can be okay? some stuff i read said absolutely not. some articles make it seem like people can be declared brain dead then come out. i wonder if it was an incorrect diagnosis. i think they keep people on life support so they can make decisions about organ donation too.

    i have that i want to be a donor on my license and have told my parents. i even contemplated donating my body to science. my friends mom died of breast cancer and did that but that's the only person i've known to do that.

    The term "brain dead" gets used for all kinds of things but it has a specific meaning. Those cases of people recovering weren't brain dead--they were probably in a coma or suffered enough brain damage that chances of recovery are very small. There's no recovery from brain death, even involuntary function stop; when a truly brain dead person is on a respirator, the brain essentially digests itself--it's called respirator brain (the respirator doesn't cause the damage).

    I don't know the details about Usher's stepson--if he's really brain dead or if he has so little hope of recovery that the family interpret that as brain dead.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    i thought this article did a pretty good job of explaining brain dead and coma but not so much vegetative state, which hasn't been used to describe little kyle. i had to look up persistent vegetative state to understand it all.

    what really pulled at my heart strings was a video i saw on mediatakeout last night of kyle. it was from last dec around christmas and he was just being a kid and filming himself. it was about 10 mins long and just him goofing around, definitely home video. it's gone from the site now, perhaps out of respect for him and his family but seeing it just made it all seem more sad. he was just a sweet kid that was in a terrible accident.
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  • Parissy198907Parissy198907 Posts: 479Registered Users
    This poor little boy. I hope his siblings and parents can find peace.

    If he is truly brain dead then there is very little chance for recovery. Usually the person is kept on respirator long enough for the family and friends to say their last goodbyes.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Brain death is legal death. Hospitals don't keep people on ventilators indefinitely if they meet the criteria for a brain death diagnosis. They do it for a little while for the family to gather, or to keep things viable for organ donation, but then they turn life support off. If this poor boy is truly brain dead, then he is dead. One doesn't recover from it.

    Sad for the family. Especially sad since it happened with a family friend. Awful.
  • LadyV69LadyV69 Posts: 3,397Registered Users
    The whole thing is tragic. I hope the family can find peace somehow.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    This is such a tragic story. I really feel for his family.
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    subbrock wrote: »
    This story breaks my heart. I take it he's still on life support?

    subbrock i was thinking about you. i was reading an old thread about a shampoo ironically and say you commented on it and thought i hadn't seen you posting in awhile. hope you're well.

    yes he's still on life support. i was kind of wondering what y'all know about being brain dead and whatnot? is there any chance he can be okay? some stuff i read said absolutely not. some articles make it seem like people can be declared brain dead then come out. i wonder if it was an incorrect diagnosis. i think they keep people on life support so they can make decisions about organ donation too.

    i have that i want to be a donor on my license and have told my parents. i even contemplated donating my body to science. my friends mom died of breast cancer and did that but that's the only person i've known to do that.

    I'm a full body donor. I carry around a card in my wallet with the name of a company in Tucson, AZ and they are to be called as soon as I've died. They will pick up my body and once they are done with it I will be cremated and the remains will be given to my daughter. I've even picked out the crematory (?) and the whole thing will be free.
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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    They took him off life support. I can't imagine the pain his family feels now that he's gone.

    Blame it on the cell phone...
  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    ^^Just so sad. I can't imagine either. He's just a baby.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    very sad indeed and for the guy that accidentally hit him, i feel for him too. it must be a heavy burden to bear. i know they say everything happens for a reason and i believe it but wow, when a child dies it just feels terrible!
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Losing a child seems like the absolute worst thing in the world.

    And Tameka is so disliked in that circle, I sure hope she has family she can lean on now for support.