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A 22-year-old developmentally disabled woman weighing only 43 pounds was found in a bedroom at her mother's home, and the mother was charged with abusing her.

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AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!! Can I please, please, PLEASE beat the crap out of the mother?!?!?!?! The young woman was so lucky that the police found her. I am just horrified!

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Wow. I really hope she had a very small frame, otherwise there's no chance she'd be alive at that weight. It's obscene.

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They just had that story on the news last night (channel 12-ABC.) There were some explanations that the family gave.

She had on four diapers because if she didn't, she tried to play with her feces.

She weighed so little because it's hard to keep weight on the whole family. One sister weighed 80-some pounds, and the 6'1" brother weighed 120 some. There was never a lack of food in the house-it was just hard to keep weight on her, and them.

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VersesBatman
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That still doesn't excuse the fact that she was lying in her filth.

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Honestly, if she was healthy at that weight and they have been taking proper care of her with proper medical attention then they will have that to back up their claims.

I agree with versesbatman that there was no reason for her to be lying in her filth.

Conditions were probably much worse then the article said for the state to step in and charge abuse. Also she was wearing onlya tee shirt and the three soiled diapers, it's december and in Michigan that's pretty cold, even now during a warm December.

But if they were taking proper care of her they should have Dr.s and relatives and neighbors to testify in their defense.

Personally though, it sounds to me like some neglect at some level was happening.

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I have a hard time putting on weight, however I can't believe a woman in her 20's weighing 43 pounds would be considered healthy.

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I agree with VersesBatman. Something seems fishy there, especially concerning her weight.

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I agree, it still sounds bad. She should not have been lying in her own filth...and her weight? Forty-three pounds? I don't care how small your frame is, it's not normal. I'm a short female (about 5'1 or so), and I weigh 100 lbs and I still look fairly skinny. I don't want to imagine someone at 43 lbs. [Frown]

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Unless she was a dwarf or had a similar genetic disorder that stunted her growth, I can't see how she could be alive and weigh 43 pounds. It says the woman was "developmentally disabled" but I think there must have been a physical disability to account for the weight.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cervus:
Unless she was a dwarf or had a similar genetic disorder that stunted her growth, I can't see how she could be alive and weigh 43 pounds. It says the woman was "developmentally disabled" but I think there must have been a physical disability to account for the weight.

'Developmentally disabled' is a weird, vague turn of phrase. Delayed in mental development is what I'd guess, but it could be physical development, in which case a dwarf or PORG if preferred could be called 'developmentally disabled'.

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She could have a disorder that results in mental disability and short stature.

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43 pounds?!? I once had a rabbit that weighed 21 pounds! *tries to imagine a woman only weighing as much as two rabbits* Gahhh!!! [Eek!]

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A woman was on the news here earlier this year because she normally weighs 37 pounds but she gained 20 pounds to give birth to a healthy baby. She was not mentally disabled at all though. Some people are very small.

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=health&id=3894757

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