There is a LOT MORE to this story.
The parents were getting her treated at a different hospital, and she was improving but still had problems.
After she was brought into the hospital in February for an episode, the hospital referred her to Boston as their previous treating gastroenterologist
had just transferred there (a reasonable action).
However, the resident physicians declared she had been misdiagnosed, took her off the medications that HAD been working, and went as far as to get a
court order to keep her there!
The original treating physician is now not allowed to get involved in the case; and recently a judge has put gag orders so no one is talking to the
Over the past 6 months her symptoms have worsened as this new hospital refuses to acknowledge her condition even exists - therefore the new diagnosis
of 'hypochondria by proxy".
She is locked up in the psycho ward not for her own protection...but to keep the parents away from her because the parents will remove her and take
her for treatment elsewhere.
No release for Conn. teen caught in hospital dispute
The parents were on a Glenn Beck show recently talking about this case.
Here is The Blaze take on the story.
The original diagnosing physician has repeatedly demanded a medical
conference to discuss her case but has been refused; there is another court hearing scheduled for January 6th.
So, is this a case of child abuse by hypochrondriac parents?? OR, is this more a case of state powers run amok
EDIT - just read the rest of the Blaze story, and this one case is not isolated, seems Boston Children's Hospital is doing this to any child that
comes in there with this diagnosis! They have an epidemic of taking kids into custody. You gotta read that story before commenting.
22-12-2013 by lakesidepark because: (no reason given)