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perhaps she is in denial or perhaps she needs someone else to take the decision out of her hands. it's really hard to give permission for a horrible, damaging treatment, even if you know it's possibly life saving.
Sorry Startail, but I think your expression of your (rather extreme) opinions are crossing through insensitivity into outright hurtfulness now. You may or may not be intelligent, although in my experience most people who say they are excessively intelligent, are not whilst those who really are don't see it as something to dwell on - they have other things to think about! However, whether you are or you are not, it is not acceptable to say such things to people whose children are not as fortunate as you.
Stinkyfeet, I wish your son a full and speedy recovery.
Radiotherapy has some possible serious side effects, agreed. So does being dead!
I honestly cannot work out what exactly she wants/thinks/suggests. She wants/wanted to "explore" alternative therapies as if there was all the time in the world! Magic bean, as another poster said.
He needed the treatment, without it he would almost certainly die. With it he has a good chance of living, but may have decreased fertility, lower IQ than expected, some speech and movement difficulties. Surely it's a no brainer!
I'm glad the court saw sense and ordered the treatment. Children are people not possessions and giving birth to one should not give you the right to sign and seal their death sentence.
I feel for this boys poo poor father, can you imagine if your child's other parent refused your child life saving treatment, imagine how scared shitless he was that he would have to sit back and watch his little boy die because his "hippy" (Neon and Electra!) ex believes the expert doctors were wrong and "exaggerating"!