posted on May, 16 2005 @ 05:59 AM
One more quote from that article, for those who are tying to defend this:
"I met a boy named Amir who was sitting at one of the tables. He was about six years old. Amir had a stomach tube. He had also undergone multiple
plastic surgeries to remove "buffalo humps"—that's what the AIDS doctors call the large, fatty growths from the necks and backs of people who
take protease inhibitors.
I walked over to him, and he smiled broadly. His head was in that same squashed shape, and his back and shoulders were oddly rounded. He grabbed onto
my shirt. I knelt down and he put his arms around my neck for a hug. There were large round discolorations on his neck where the lumps had been
removed. After a couple minutes, I tried to get up, but he held on. I took his hands gently in mine, held them for a moment, then carefully let go.
Five months later, Mona saw Amir in the hospital. "My stomach is swollen; it got big," he told her. "They cut me, they cut me." He pointed to an
incision on his side.
"I think it's the tube," Mona told me. "I think it's infected."
When I asked Dr. Painter how they decide that the stomach tube should be used, she told me, "When other interventions to help a child take the
medication by mouth have failed."
Something certainly failed with Amir. Two weeks after Mona saw him in the hospital, he was dead. "
It is a long 7 page article, but well, this was some of the highlights of it. I can't see how anyone could justify it.