Judge denies Hauser family request to take back control of son'...

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Get Real

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jun 23, 2009
Don't waste taxpayer money on these losers! Even if the kid lives he will end up to be a wacked out as his parents. The last thing we need is another crazed nut job in this state.

“Wher's dem turkey necks?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Desert, CA

#2 Jun 23, 2009
Thankfully no one either in my immediate family or extended family has ever had to deal with cancer or using chemo, so my knowledge of it is extremely limited. What does bother me is the comment from the Hauser's new attorney who said she would have been very surprised if the court had relinquished control at this point. That tells me the Hauser's still do not want to continue the treatments, even thou it appears the boy is making progress in ridding himself of this disease. The judge is keeping the welfare of the boy paramount which in the end is the most important thing.
Get a clue

Cottage Grove, MN

#3 Jun 23, 2009
DUH. The family was worthless in helping this kid. Too bad the court had to step in and do what the parents should have done in the first place. What, have the parents suddenly seen the light?
oakdale gal

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jun 23, 2009
Faced with the possibility of having cancer myself, I had to decide whether it would be worth the fight. Part of me understands their struggle, however, when you look at that type of cancer, it's stupid not to at least try. The cure rate is very high.

I'm a Christian and believe in the power of prayer too, but I'm not about to stand in front of a freight train and say "if I pray, I won't be hurt". That's just being an idiot and shows you have no idea what real faith is. The family isn't Christian, but it's following the same sense. Sounds like they are part of a "native american tribe" that you can just pay $200 a year and be a part of. Things that make you go hmmmmm... I wonder what it cost for a 13 yr old to become a "medicine man"? Maybe three payments of $199.00 and he got a handy lil' certificate.:)

Okay enough with my smart@ss self.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#5 Jun 23, 2009
oakdale gal wrote:
Faced with the possibility of having cancer myself, I had to decide whether it would be worth the fight. Part of me understands their struggle, however, when you look at that type of cancer, it's stupid not to at least try. The cure rate is very high.
I'm a Christian and believe in the power of prayer too, but I'm not about to stand in front of a freight train and say "if I pray, I won't be hurt". That's just being an idiot and shows you have no idea what real faith is. The family isn't Christian, but it's following the same sense. Sounds like they are part of a "native american tribe" that you can just pay $200 a year and be a part of. Things that make you go hmmmmm... I wonder what it cost for a 13 yr old to become a "medicine man"? Maybe three payments of $199.00 and he got a handy lil' certificate.:)
Okay enough with my smart **** self.
I'm not very religious at all, but after going through cancer treatment, I absolutely believe in the power of prayer. It helped me in so many ways-gave me the strength that I needed when I had none. That being said, I hope that whatever you're facing turns out well. I had a cancer with a fairly high success rate (not nearly as high as Danny, but close) and I never considered any alternative to chemo. However, alternative healing was a part of my treatment, both while I was hospitalized and out of the hospital, and am happy to hear that other types of cancers have it as part of their care. I guess I'm "lucky," as my care is handled near downtown St Paul (United Hospital, and the cancer clinic across the street).

I know that all of this is tough on Danny but I hope he realizes that he's given a better chance than most people his age going through cancer. May he continue to be strong and be a good example for other kids his age going through cancer treatment.

Since: May 09

Mounds Park, St Paul

#6 Jun 23, 2009
I just hope that the folks who are obviously advising the Hauser's would now step back and let the situation unfold in a manner befitting Danny's well-being.
Javier2011

United States

#7 Jun 24, 2009
Now the kid is angry about having to do chemo, as seen on KSTP. Well, he has his mothers IQ, thats certain. I guess if someone wants to die, we should let it happen the most inexpensive way possible. There are WAY too many good people out there who want to LIVE. The time, money, and effort is much better spent on them. He should be in chemo, and his mother should be in jail. But thats the system you idiots wanted...Government must make all our decisions for us, so that if something doesn't turn out right, we can just blame them and have the taxpayers pay for your own idiocy.
Marla Zwakman

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jun 25, 2009
There is what I would call “medical arrogance” on the part of the American conventional medical industry, and those who believe falsely that the best medical care in the world is found in the United States.
The prosecution for the Brown County Court in Minnesota involving Danny Hauser, and the media are proclaiming that his chemotherapy, which has not been approved for pediatric use, is working, since Danny’s tumor has significantly shrunk, and everyone is accepting that as a fact. That would be nice if it were true.
Actually, there was a published study done by three Australian oncologists in 2003 which came to the conclusion that chemotherapy contributes less than three percent toward a cancer cure. This study, in order to be published, had to pass the scrutiny of fellow doctors and pass what is called peer-review. This study was ignored on this side of the world.
Ninety-one percent of oncologists in Canada will not treat themselves or their families with chemotherapy.
In the United States, in 47 out of 50 states it is illegal for doctors to treat cancer in any way other than chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. That certainly does NOT mean that these are the ONLY ways to treat cancer.
Should the conventional medical community here continue to be blindly trusted when it has a history of using one of the most lethal poisonous chemicals, known as MUSTARD GAS which killed soldiers in World War I, as one of the ingredients in chemotherapy?
A simple definition of chemotherapy is the administering of toxic chemicals for the treatment of disease. Toxic means poison, which has as a root word,“Pharmakon.” Pharmakeia, which means “enchantment with drugs,” is the word from which pharmacy comes from. It has also been translated as sorcery or witchcraft. Toxic, also by definition, is a chemical nature that is harmful to health or LETHAL if entering the body.
If you still believe that American medicine is just great, the World Health Organization ranked health systems of different countries. In general, health care in America ranks 37th. In male life expectancy it ranks 30th and infant mortality is 34th.
It is no wonder that in order to get a cancer treatment outside of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, one has to go to Europe, Canada or Mexico. It is considered perfectly acceptable for movie stars to do just that, but not OK for 13 year old boys. Why is it that these treatments are always labeled by the United States as “experimental” treatments? They are not considered experimental by those countries that have these treatments; certain countries, I might add, that rank higher in medical care than the United States. That is simple arrogance on the part of the American medical community.
The National Institute of Health, National Library of Medicine states that contrary to popular belief, the Hippocratic Oath is not required by most modern medical schools. If it is used, it has been rewritten over time to suit the values of different cultures. It does not include the term “do no harm.”
True medical neglect lies not in those parents who refuse conventionally approved medical treatments for their children, but to the entire medical industry, including pharmaceutical researchers, the FDA and nutritionally ignorant doctors that all refuse to explore, learn about, tell their patients about, or endorse proven natural remedies that do not cause permanent harm to your body.
It is an outrage that in a country that is founded on principles of freedom and choice, that this freedom and choice does not include medical freedom of choice.
Marla Zwakman

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Jun 25, 2009
Why is it considered perfectly OK to seek alternative therapies only AFTER the mainstream medical field has failed, and then if the natural path fails, people then conclude that the alternatives don’t work. Does anyone consider or give thought to what could happen if it was reversed – as in do the natural remedies FIRST, then if that doesn’t work, then try the mainstream medical way?

Since GOD created all things we need on this earth, using what HE has created rather than using the chemical concoctions mortal man has dreamed up would be a better way to heal. Almost every day you see on TV yet another pill that people have taken in good faith that winds up being in a lawsuit because people died from taking that “medicine” or are dying, or have some awful side effect which is worse than what they are trying to fix. It makes me more than a little nervous to take an FDA approved pill. Which “Safe” drug will be next on the lawsuit list? Included lately on this list is the hospital endorsed Tylenol. I guess even some so-called safe sleep medicines and diet pills are now on that list. I think after seeing that I would rather be a fat insomniac with a headache.

Looking back not even that many years ago, acupuncture was laughed at, but now the doctor’s use it. Chiropractors were called quacks, but now insurance covers it.

All through mankind’s history, up until the pharmaceutical and medical insurance industry has figured out how to make gazillions of dollars, people have been treating their diseases and ailments pretty much naturally. In the 1900’s people were skeptical of taking PILLS, and now if the remedy doesn’t come in a colorful capsule, it is suspect.

The cancer doctors say that they don’t mind mixing their toxic so-called cures with SOME alternative therapies, such as MUSIC or AROMATHERAPY. Somehow, that doesn’t convince me that I will feel better that way, and it seems to be nonsense. Just how is that a fragrant odor, or nice, soothing music will help me with the damage that the chemical poison is doing to me?

If people can be cured using natural remedies where the cost is minimal and the drug companies or medical profession and insurance companies get NO money out of it, what exactly is their incentive to promote medicine or natural therapies that they get no money out of? It is always said,“Follow the Money” How many billions upon billions of dollars have been poured into medical research since the 1940’s and they are still saying, we need MORE money for research, we are close to a cure……And how many years have they been saying that????? What is the incentive for them to pronounce that they have found a cure, and thus lose all that research and grant money?

The medical profession does not pursue natural medicine that DOES WORK and actively attempts to ridicule any way other than their way, and anyone who believes in natural medicine is considered ignorant. If you attempt to heal your children using natural therapies that do no harm and have no dangerous side effects, you could be hauled into court, threatened with the loss of custody of your child, and charged with medical neglect. I believe the true medical neglect is on the part of the medical profession that has turned its back on alternative, natural medicine, and isn’t even schooled in nutrition.

How many times do you see a doctor and they don’t know what is wrong? How many times do they just say, take this pill anyway? How many times have people been misdiagnosed? How many times are people put on multiple medicines that counteract each other? How many times do they treat the SYMPTOMS only and don’t try to fix the CAUSE? Is there ever a time when you can stop taking your medications, or is it a lifetime prescription that doesn’t really FIX anything?
Chris

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 26, 2009
These parents need to be put the life of their child over silly notions of "natural" cures. How FOOLISH to convince your child that the chemotherapy is bad. I, personally, had the VERY SAME Hodgkins Lymphoma that this boy has, several years ago. Take the treatment, you fools, it WORKS! He claims he doesn't want it because it is poison. OF COURSE IT IS POISON, how in the HELL do you expect it to kill the cancer?!?!? Yea, it's difficult, but it WORKS!

His family is concerned about lasting side effects. Let me tell you about my lasting side effects. I am ALIVE (have survived Hodgkins for 23yrs), I have a beautiful loving family, a great job, nice home, and anything else I would have expected from my life.

When I was diagnosed and presented with a treatment plan I asked the doctor, "What are my options if I do not do the treatment". His reply "Dead men tell know tales".

Now if he skips the treatment, they do their "own thing" and add lots of prayers, and it all works, that is wonderful. But for cryin' out loud, look at the stats, TREATMENT WORKS FOR HODGKINS! Good GOD people!!!!!!!!!! Act like you want to FIGHT for your kid's life, at LEAST!!!!!!!!!!

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#11 Jun 26, 2009
Marla Zwakman wrote:
Why is it considered perfectly OK to seek alternative therapies only AFTER the mainstream medical field has failed, and then if the natural path fails, people then conclude that the alternatives don’t work. Does anyone consider or give thought to what could happen if it was reversed – as in do the natural remedies FIRST, then if that doesn’t work, then try the mainstream medical way?
....
All through mankind’s history, up until the pharmaceutical and medical insurance industry has figured out how to make gazillions of dollars, people have been treating their diseases and ailments pretty much naturally. In the 1900’s people were skeptical of taking PILLS, and now if the remedy doesn’t come in a colorful capsule, it is suspect.
The cancer doctors say that they don’t mind mixing their toxic so-called cures with SOME alternative therapies, such as MUSIC or AROMATHERAPY. Somehow, that doesn’t convince me that I will feel better that way, and it seems to be nonsense. Just how is that a fragrant odor, or nice, soothing music will help me with the damage that the chemical poison is doing to me?
If people can be cured using natural remedies where the cost is minimal and the drug companies or medical profession and insurance companies get NO money out of it, what exactly is their incentive to promote medicine or natural therapies that they get no money out of? It is always said,“Follow the Money” How many billions upon billions of dollars have been poured into medical research since the 1940’s and they are still saying, we need MORE money for research, we are close to a cure……And how many years have they been saying that????? What is the incentive for them to pronounce that they have found a cure, and thus lose all that research and grant money?
The medical profession does not pursue natural medicine that DOES WORK and actively attempts to ridicule any way other than their way, and anyone who believes in natural medicine is considered ignorant. If you attempt to heal your children using natural therapies that do no harm and have no dangerous side effects, you could be hauled into court, threatened with the loss of custody of your child, and charged with medical neglect. I believe the true medical neglect is on the part of the medical profession that has turned its back on alternative, natural medicine, and isn’t even schooled in nutrition.
How many times do you see a doctor and they don’t know what is wrong? How many times do they just say, take this pill anyway? How many times have people been misdiagnosed? How many times are people put on multiple medicines that counteract each other? How many times do they treat the SYMPTOMS only and don’t try to fix the CAUSE? Is there ever a time when you can stop taking your medications, or is it a lifetime prescription that doesn’t really FIX anything?
I speak from experience: sometimes you don't have time to wait. If I waited to see if altnernative treatments could have healed my Leukemia almost 3 years ago, I would have been dead. Chemo was the only immediate option. However, I had alternative healing throughout my care-massage therapy, healing touch, aromatherapy for my upset stomach (and that was all while I was in the hospital!), immune-boosting shots, recommendations to drink lots of fluids and eat healthy foods that are good for my body, and so on. Even one of the forms of my chemo is derived from Vitamin A (ATRA).
I haven't heard from anyone yet that alternative treatment to compliment "traditional" treatment wasn't offered. For all we know it was, but the family didn't want to listen to ANY of it.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#12 Jun 26, 2009
Chris wrote:
These parents need to be put the life of their child over silly notions of "natural" cures. How FOOLISH to convince your child that the chemotherapy is bad. I, personally, had the VERY SAME Hodgkins Lymphoma that this boy has, several years ago. Take the treatment, you fools, it WORKS! He claims he doesn't want it because it is poison. OF COURSE IT IS POISON, how in the HELL do you expect it to kill the cancer?!?!? Yea, it's difficult, but it WORKS!
His family is concerned about lasting side effects. Let me tell you about my lasting side effects. I am ALIVE (have survived Hodgkins for 23yrs), I have a beautiful loving family, a great job, nice home, and anything else I would have expected from my life.
When I was diagnosed and presented with a treatment plan I asked the doctor, "What are my options if I do not do the treatment". His reply "Dead men tell know tales".
Now if he skips the treatment, they do their "own thing" and add lots of prayers, and it all works, that is wonderful. But for cryin' out loud, look at the stats, TREATMENT WORKS FOR HODGKINS! Good GOD people!!!!!!!!!! Act like you want to FIGHT for your kid's life, at LEAST!!!!!!!!!!
23 years remission? Congrats!! Isn't it funny how living through cancer gives you a different perspective and opinion on the topic? Again, congrats! I'm only at 2.5 years but I look forward (I think!) to being able to say I've been in remission for 23 years!(-:

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