Topic: Jaime Herrera Beutler
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July 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler gave birth two weeks ago to a daughter with Potter’s Syndrome, apparently the first baby to survive any length of time with the often-fatal condition caused by prenatal kidney failure.
Abigail Rose Beutler, whose birth was made public Monday, is currently hospitalized at Lucile Packard Children’s hospital at Stanford University. She is stable and active and undergoing dialysis.
She is the first child for Herrera Beutler, a second-term Republican from Camas, and her husband, Daniel. The couple announced the pregnancy May 1. On June 3, they disclosed that a second-trimester ultrasound detected the fetus had Potter’s Syndrome, an often-fatal condition caused by insufficient amniotic fluid in the womb.
Herrera Beutler underwent serial amnioinfusion at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The procedure — which has been performed at Johns Hopkins only once before — injects saline solution to the womb to allow the lungs to develop fully.
Abigail was born July 15 at 28 weeks at Legacy Emanual Medical Center in Portland. Doctors do not know her long-term prospects.
June 4, 2013 at 12:37 PM
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced Tuesday that her unborn child has been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a serious medical condition that is often fatal.
In a Facebook post, Herrera Beutler wrote that a second doctor has confirmed the diagnosis, which was discovered during a recent routine ultrasound.
Herrera Beutler described the condition as “abnormally low amniotic fluid caused by impaired kidney function which inhibits normal lung development.”
“There is no medical solution available to us,” Herrera Beutler wrote. “We are praying for a miracle.”
A 34-year-old Camas Republican and second-term congresswoman, Herrera Beutler and her husband, Daniel Beutler, announced last month they were expecting their first child.
On Tuesday, the couple asked for prayers and privacy.
Herrera Beutler said she does not expect the development to affect her work in Congress.
November 30, 2012 at 9:20 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler will trade up her committee assignment in the next Congress, joining the powerful appropriations panel in January.
Herrera Beutler, a freshman Republican who represents Southwest Washington’s 3rd District, is one of six new GOP members added to the House Appropriations Committee. The group includes U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, who like Herrera Beutler is finishing his first term in Congress, as well as two others who were elected to the House in November.
Herrera Beutler’s move comes as Rep. Norm Dicks, the Bremerton Democrat, is preparing to vacate his seat on the appropriations panel, which writes spending bills. Dicks, who has served in Congress since 1977, is retiring in January.
Herrera Beutler will give up her seats on the Small Business and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.
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