14-year-old's death ruled natural

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:39 PM
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A 14-year-old North Augusta Middle School student who collapsed after a 200-yard jog Monday died of an irregular heartbeat, according to autopsy results released today.

James Cody Fox had an enlargement of the muscular tissue of the left ventricle, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in revealing the results. This is typically a congenital defect that may develop gradually with exhibiting any symptoms, Mr. Carlton said.

The boy's death is being ruled a natural death.

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chey
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chey 03/31/09 - 03:54 pm
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This is the saddest story

This is the saddest story ever. And my heart goes out to the family. This was so sudden. I have atheltic sons and I wonder, how can this be avoided? Is this something that doctors look for in regular checkups?

tampaa
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tampaa 03/31/09 - 04:01 pm
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My thoughts and prayers go

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I have a 14 yr.old son and can't imagine the hurt they are feeling.

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 03/31/09 - 04:16 pm
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My heart and prayers goes out

My heart and prayers goes out to the parents, this is a parents worst nightmare. god be with you.

sueboo418
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sueboo418 03/31/09 - 04:24 pm
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They would have to put me in

They would have to put me in the casket with my child. I can't even imagine!! My prayers are with this family.

paperwren
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paperwren 03/31/09 - 04:25 pm
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This family is in my prayers.

This family is in my prayers. I can't imagine how they are feeling right now. May God bless your family in this time of heartache.

And yes, Chey, an irregular heartbeat can be found in a regular check-up if the doctor or nurse listens carefully with a stethoscope. I'm starting to think doctors should do pre-teen physicals that include a cardio work-up after hearing of several stories similar to this (unknown arrhythmias, enlarged hearts, etc.).

RU4Real
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RU4Real 03/31/09 - 05:13 pm
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Both of my teenagers are

Both of my teenagers are physically active and perform on their schools athelic teams, I have had physicals by doctors, but I wonder if they are able to tell if they subject to heart conditions and even sudden death. I will certianly ask these question of their doctor. I continue to pray for this family. I know God is comforting them, but I can not image and hope to never know the pain and sorrow they fell. I also pray for the teacher and schoolmates. God bless all of them.

soldout
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soldout 03/31/09 - 05:40 pm
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chevy there one possible

chevy there one possible thing you could consider doing as a precaution. Find an alternative doctor or a NAET trained person who uses muscle testing to make sure your child is absorbing all vitamins and minerals. Sometimes our bodies aren't absorbing a nutrient. A small shortage can create a weakness even though the child gets a good diet. It is easy and cheap to do and it is non-invasive. Absorption can be fixed with the temporary fix of using a proper enzyme or pernamently through a 15 minute NAET treatment.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/31/09 - 07:15 pm
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Soldout, you have the right

Soldout, you have the right to believe what you want, but telling people "their medical problems can be cured permanently" can get you into a lot of legal problems. You might want to consider that.

iletuknow
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iletuknow 03/31/09 - 08:29 pm
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Stay inside the school and

Stay inside the school and open the books!

shamrock
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shamrock 04/01/09 - 12:39 am
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This is horrible for everyone

This is horrible for everyone .. students, teachers, friends, classmates but most of all his family. Our prayers are with you.

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