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Do you think the doctor forgot to tell him how his liver failed?
Guinness is good for you.
that's a bit of a downer.
He surely must have had a 'problem' before then tho, especially if he felt obliged to wander over to the pub for a drink whilst attached to a drip.
He should have found an Englishman and a Scotsman to go in there with so he could have fulfilled 3 clichés rather than just the 2.
"Why so yellow?"
it's kinda sad really, and not in a "lol loser" way, a kind of depressing way. not that you could legitimately call it tragic, but still...sad what alcohol can do, has done in the past, and will do in the future. :/
I saw his dad on tv the other day, campaigning for the guidelines about liver transplants to be overlooked in his son's case. He was going on about how his son's only 19, and couldn't possibly have a drink problem. Pretty unfortunate timing for the lad to nip down to the pub. Although, at the same time, I wonder how much is the 19 year old probably just being a bit dim.
is that he's gonna die within 6 months and thus can't wait that long for the transplant, rather than his dad saying he doesn't have a problem. Plus he quite obviously does have a problem with drink if he thought going down the pub while still checked in hospital or whatever was a good idea.
His dad was saying that on tv the other day, I wasn't referencing the link there... The 6 months is to prove that you can stay sober, which is in place because there's more people that need liver transplants than there are spare livers - obviously he can't wait that long (given he only has 2 weeks), but this really does undermine his dad's argument that it would be better for him to get a transplant than someone else who has fulfilled all the criteria. I'm not sure I have a real viewpoint on what I think is the right thing to do in such circumstances, just that it's not as clear-cut as 'hey he made a mistake, can we just have a liver please and everyone's happy'.
In it, he also said that his son went out for a night, overindulged and that it wasn't his usual behaviour at all to get so drunk.
Much as this is a sad case and I hate to see people potentially dying, I think this new evidence suggests he was talking shit.
I really don't blame the dad that much, I'm sure tons of parents would do the same thing. But that's a tough one to call on for the person whom decides on whether to make an exception. I guess the kid needing help mentally sounds about right, but god knows if counciling would work or whether he'd just try and go down the pub anyways.
I suppose if you were one of his mates though you wouldn't suggest going for a night out with him if he did get the transplant.
that kid is.
The father of Gareth Anderson, 19, is fighting to overturn NHS rules which mean his son has to be alcohol free for six months before a liver transplant.
^ that makes it sound like his dad wants to let him keep drinking right up until he gets the transplant.
How come noone stopped him leaving the hospital? Shirley at least one member of staff would've seen him about to walk out? That's the NHS for you.
and dont call me shirley