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Originally posted by eddie666m1980w
My wee cousin has seribal paulsey & thankfully its only his ankles that are effected & his problem is that he cannot put his feet flat on the floor he walks on the ball of his feet (his tip toes) his mucles wont relax enough for him to walk properly & he has to wear splints, he did go in for snake venom treatment but it had great effect & what but it did not last the week,
he is a very intelligent wee boy & asks alot of questions of everything
(he never ever ever ever stops) he goes to regular school so apart from walking on his tip toes hes cool,
im sort of ok with the fact that venom was used to treat him after all its made/evolved naturally, it did work for about four days & he was running around like he was on fire playing football untill the sun went down,
but the treatment ive read in your post is a bit too sickening & scary to think about its a disgrace to all that is human,
(shrink them down as if out of sight out of mind?)
[edit on 2-11-2006 by eddie666m1980w]
Originally posted by eddie666m1980w
Theres absoluty nothing wrong with wanting to look after your child, disabled in any way or not, my big problem with the main posters story is the fact that the parents in that story accept the doctors advice to "stunt" the growth of that disabled child JUST to make the parents life in caring for that child a whole lot easier (what shady parents),
& its wrong- (in my view atleast) -also in the sense that the applied medicines seem to be ceaseing to cure/make better this childs life,health & fitness-
(which is or was the whole point of medicine) -& begin to just simply alter the child for the sake of being less trouble for the parents!
they are taking away whats left of natural things availible to that child, growing up etc, ok the child may not even notice growing up or even being & getting older like we do but still, doctors & medicine were not set out only to end up in this case repackaging a child to suit the needs of the parents, totaly disgusting behaviour on both parts, & a wrong turn for doctors & medicine (in my view anyway)
Originally posted by jsobecky
Good point, but the fact is, nature is not allowed to take it's course in today's society. Previously fatal conditions are being mitigated by the use of science and medicine. Terry Schiavo comes to mind.
[Originally posted by SmallMindsBigIdeas
(They're not stunting her growth to make it easier to care for them ... they're doing it so it will be possible to care for the child. If she's in a complete vegatative state as they describe and she grows to a normal height/weight it will eventually become impossible for mom and dad to care for her daily without quite a bit of help.)
Isn't that the same thing as what i said? i got what your saying, & im STILL saying to you & everyone else that its not right in any way to stunt the growth of anyone just to make the parents lifes easier,
& i know that there would be difficulty for the parents to take care of that child but no more than any other child or even adult with severe disabilitys & everyone else does it for their disabled child without repackaging them just to make things easier for themselves, sure they struggle sure they cry about the whole situation but they still get on with it. to me its like a vanity thing or somwhere along those lines its disgusting to do that to anyone, rot in hell for it. i know you see exactly what im saying & i get a feeling you did before but i guess you just wanted to post somthing? NUFF SAID
[edit on 7-11-2006 by eddie666m1980w]