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Tulsa Man Gets Medical Makeover After Firework Blows Up In His Face
July 7, Taron Pounds was lighting fireworks at a family gathering when a mortar blew up in his face. The 22 year old suffered sever injuries to his face, eye, neck and chest.
"I didn't even recognize my son. The entire left side of his face was blown off," said Taron's mom, Tammy Cauthron.
Once stabilized Taron was transferred to OU Medical where doctors began to rebuild his face.
"It's like a transplant, like a kidney transplant but we used part of his leg and put in his face," said OU surgeon, Dr. Jose Sanclement.
Friday Taron underwent a 22 hour surgery where doctors used his fibula bone to start reconstructing his face. Doctors also used tissues and bones from other areas in the repair process.
"These doctors are giving him the chance at a normal life," said Cauthron.
Doctors say Taron's surgery was a success but this is just the first step in the process and he will need several more surgeries.
Posted: Monday, September 24 2012, 09:42 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. governor signs abortion bill, 20 other bills
May 24, 2013 21:20 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that requires abortion providers to take additional steps to notify the parents of a minor who is seeking an abortion.
The measure was among 21 bills Fallin signed into law on Friday, when the Legislature planned to adjourn its 2013 legislative session.
The bill prohibits a minor from getting an abortion until at least 48 hours after written notice has been provided to her parent or guardian, except in cases of a medical emergency. In that case, the physician must verbally inform a parent within 24 hours after the abortion and send a written notice to the parent's last known address.
The bill includes an exemption for girls who are the victims of sexual or physical abuse.
House Bill 1588: http://bit.ly/10u4uzC
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