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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:05 PM

33. What if...?

Maybe that family has made the decision to try an alternative treatment for that child. Maybe that treatment is available in Mexico and not here in the US. Would that be "acceptable" behavior?

I totally "get" that the parents pulled the child out of the hospital against medical advice (clearly...) What I'm wondering, however, is what rights DO they have in a case like this? They just watched that poor kid lose an ARM due to some kind of infection that turned up while she's being treated with some form of chemo. Dunno the cause of the infection, but they do know for sure it happened while she's being treated by those docs with that particular protocol. Maybe they really honestly feel that the child needs to be treated with some other type of therapy. Maybe they are just trying to save their kid...

What rights to they have at this point?

As a parent, if I honestly thought my kid was gonna be better off someplace else, you can BET that I'd move the earth itself to get her moved. If it meant breaking the law, I'm pretty sure that would be low on my list of concerns if I truly thought it was gonna save my daughter's life.

I read the article, and I still don't feel like I have any clear understanding of what exactly happened there. What I do know, however, is that I can't judge anybody without a whole lot more information than I have at hand because I'm sitting here asking "What if...?"

I feel for everybody involved in this case.




Laura

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