Photos: 12 Months In The Life Of The 226Kg Mother Who Fed Herself To Death

Must Read

IGP Orders Investigation Of Tiamiyu Kazeem’s Death

The media space has been abuzz in the last 24 hours, following the tragic death of a footballer, Tiamiyu...

Court Sends Olisa Metuh To 39 Years In Prison

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the People's Democratic Party(PDP)...

Tiamiyu’s Death: Atiku Calls For Reform Of SARS

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has stated that the complete reform of the Nigeria police is long overdue. Speaking via...

I Am A Miracle Governor, Says Governor Diri

The new governor of Bayelsa state, Douye Diri has described himself as a 'miracle governor' following the manner in...

Nexford University Launches Scholarship For Future Leaders

The world’s most affordable online university is offering 30 percent off its associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees to tomorrow’s...
daniel
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

The story of a 625lb mother-of-six who died as a result of her weight is documented in a new TLC show. Dominique Lanoise, 40, from Miami, Florida, was virtually housebound for almost two decades with her daughters washing, feeding and caring for her.

She died in March, after being given less than a year to live by doctor’s who had been waiting to give her potentially life-saving stomach surgery.


Commenting on her situation, Dr Oscar Hernandez from the Southern Bariatric Center in Miami, said:

‘She’s gone to town eating, there is no operation at these numbers.’It wasn’t a one time slip-up it was a systematic assassination of her weight loss program.’

During the TLC special, 600-Pound Mom: Race Against Time, he is seen visiting Lanoise at home telling her: ‘You are going to die in this bed; this bed is your coffin.’

Dr Jorge Rabaza  the bariatric surgeon in charge of giving her life-saving surgery agreed that operating at that point would be too risky.

‘I’m willing to be reasonable with that number. Dominique is 625 I will not do the surgery,’ he said.

‘There is a high mortality rate for morbidly obese patients, where they get blood clots in their legs and the blood clots go up to their lungs. A large blood clot will kill a patient instantaneously.’

He said the eventual goal was to reduce her stomach by 90per cent.

Lanoise, born in Haiti, started gaining weight aged 16, following the birth of her first daughter, Witelane. ‘I used to be skinny but after I had my first baby I got so big.’ she told Asiantown.net.

As her weight skyrocketed to more than 600 lbs, she spent her days sitting in bed wrapped in sheets as she couldn’t find clothes to fit.

She first came to the media’s attention in 2010 when she was forced to stay in Haiti for three months after the earthquake, because she was too heavy for commercial airlines.

-Daily Mail

- Advertisement -
Ad ==> Discover how a young Nigerian graduate now makes a consistent 40k per week doing a legitimate online business. You too can start yours now, click here!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -