Man eaten by maggots

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    Thought this article was...

    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/20.../14851891.html

    VIENNA - A paralyzed Austrian man was eaten to death by maggots in his bed while his partner slept beside him, police said Wednesday.

    The 61-year-old retiree died in an ambulance on his way to hospital in Vienna on Tuesday with the maggots having partly devoured his back.
    Last edit by brian on Aug 9, '10
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    The article left me speechless. What a horrid, incomprehensible way to die.
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    That is my daughter's biggest fear...maggots eating at her!
    OK, my question is how could you not HEAR the maggots? They make that wiggling, squishy noise.
    Also, necrotic tissue, even though the maggots were eating it, had to have had some kind of odor, I'm thinking? How could the partner not smell something?
    This is so sad and very terrible.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    The article left me speechless. What a horrid, incomprehensible way to die.
    i'm with you, tc.
    the whole incident is inconceivable. (my jaw is still hung open)

    Quote from vespalady
    OK, my question is how could you not HEAR the maggots? They make that wiggling, squishy noise.
    Also, necrotic tissue, even though the maggots were eating it, had to have had some kind of odor, I'm thinking? How could the partner not smell something?
    This is so sad and very terrible.
    agreed...how long would it take for maggots to eat a human to his death?
    and how long could this go unnoticed??

    something is tremendously amiss, here.
    my God.

    leslie
    VivaRN, elizabeth8503RN, LockportRN, and 5 others like this.
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    You've got to work at it to gross me out, but sleeping with a maggotty boyfriend? EWWW! *shudder* I've had a couple of patients with maggots in their diabetic ulcers, and that white crawling mass was over the top. I can't make meatloaf anymore because that sound it makes when you're squishing the crackers and onions and bell pepper and raw ground beef together sounds exactly like maggots at work, and makes me gag.

    If you've ever had a patient with necrotic foot or wet gangrene, you know the smell had to be horrible. And he's snuggling up with the guy? Psych eval, bed 1!
    lsk40, brian, *LadyJane*, and 15 others like this.
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    All I can say is: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW WWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!
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    I just do not see how this could be over looked....the smell...the blatantly obvious appearance of maggots...did his partner not sleep in the same bed? Surly he had not just laid in bed for days lying in his urine and feces or she would have noticed it then...surely if he was paralyzed he would have a home health worker. I am not sure if I believe this. But if it is true, his partner should be charged.
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    EEEEEEEHHHHHH. now my skin itches and irritated and uggghhhh
    emily_ganshert likes this.
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    They only devour dead tissue. If his back was in that bad shape their presence probably kept the odor down. There had to be much more to the story than this. More sensational press in action.
    KimberlyRN89, Rabid Response, catlvr, and 11 others like this.
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    I agree. Maggots only eat dead tissue.....there is much more to this story.
    Artistyc1 likes this.


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