Pillow Angels

Sharon - posted on 03/09/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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In line with the sterilisation of disabled children......



I think I know how this one will be answered but when I first read this years ago I was incensed over the opposition the parents faced....



http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/...,8599,1574851,00.html

You'll have to right click this link and then highlight, copy & paste to get it to work.



http://ashleytreatment.spaces.live.com/b...



What do you all think?

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Jess - posted on 03/11/2010

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I agree that they have made the right decision here. I think we would all agree that the best place for a child of any age is at home with their parents in this kind of situation. This child will always be dependant on her parents and the bigger she gets the older her parents get. There will come a time when she needs to move into a care facilitiy. Why not provide her with a form of treatment that prolongs her home based loving care. Could you imagine having to take care of your adult daughter's menstrual cycle ? I think this was a good outcome for that family and will keep them together for many more years than previously possible !

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It appears a lot of thought went into their decisions and I think the steps they've made will help pave the road for others n similar predicaments! Curious if they could determine that physical innability of such cases so that these parents could start the growth thing at a much earlier age so they could keep them toddler size... my back kills me if i have to continually lift my very able bodied 35lb 3 yr old! Me @ 5'3" would have lots of trouble w/ someone less then a foot shorter then myself!!!

Lisamarie - posted on 03/10/2010

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I too agree that they did the right thing for their child, if my child was in that position I would do anything to make her/his life easier and more comfortable. It sounds like they really love and care for their child and are doing what they are hoping is in her best interest! :)

Jocelyn - posted on 03/09/2010

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Now that I have a moment to comment...
I think the parents made a great choice, and it doesn't seem to be something that they entered into lightly. There are many medical reasons that they considered and I agree that they are totally in the best interest of the girl.

Christy - posted on 03/09/2010

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i think it sounds like the perfect course of action for this little girl and one that the parents didn't enter into thoughtlessly. if i had a child in that condition i would definitely at least consider doing the same thing. it's clear that they were working in the best interest of their daughter, not just putting her through procedures for their convenience. i see no reason that the public at large should think they need to be involved in a decision like this...

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