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Can anyone explain to me why Sally Roberts doesn't want her son to receive radiotherapy?

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Catriona100 Fri 04-Jan-13 09:15:26

I watched her interview on breakfast TV yesterday morning, but I am still none the wiser. It must be hard for someone without media experience to explain themselves in a soundbite.

Startail Sat 05-Jan-13 22:49:18

Stinkyfeet I wish you and your DS all the luck health in the world.

However, I still remember how relaxed I was thinking I was going to die when I was in a car accident as a young child.

Quite different to my adolescent feelings.

mercibucket Sat 05-Jan-13 23:03:10

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.

Catriona100 Sun 06-Jan-13 09:59:45

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.

One23 Mon 14-Jan-13 15:37:30

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"!

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