Join Date: May 2011
Location: Elk Grove, California
I'd heard rat and hamster forums can get crazy.
Laki, ah, that's right! I forgot she was in Montreal, not Halifax. I remember the last time you went to see her and your mom forgot to take care of the fish or something like that. I'm glad your sisters are close by again.
Sad. Was reading articles about a girl at Boston Children's Hospital who was diagnosed by doctors at Tufts Medical University with a mitochondrial disease a few years ago. She was otherwise a happy, normal child and her condition was controlled by meds and a few surgeries. Got the flu, went into Boston Children's and the doctors there decided that the mitochondrial disease was fake, that she had a pyschological disorder and that her parents were being abusive because they were denying her "proper psychiatric care" and "overmedicating." So they got a judge to give them custody of the girl and she's been locked in a psych ward at the hospital for 10 months now with extremely limited contact with her parents. :( I mean, it's not like Tufts Medical is a slouch in the medical field. I'd think if they diagnosed the disorder, they knew what they were doing. If the poor girl didn't need psychiatric help before she sure as heck does now.