Court to retain control of Daniel Hau...

Court to retain control of Daniel Hauser's chemo treatments

There are 14 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 23, 2009, titled Court to retain control of Daniel Hauser's chemo treatments. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A file photo of Colleen and Daniel Hauser pictured at their farm in rural Sleepy Eye.

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Since: Apr 09

United States

#1 Jun 23, 2009
She wants a better treatment plan (Danny's mother)? How much better treatment does she think there is. I think the court was correct in overseeing Danny's care. Despite the fact that he has improved, she still wants something different. His family still can't be trusted. Danny, hang in there. Hopefully soon better days will be coming. That is the goal of the chemo. I've learned personally that sometimes you feel worse just prior to getting better. Yes, your dizzy and you have headaches, but isn't that better then dying? I'm praying for you kiddo!
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#2 Jun 24, 2009
The sad reality is, that until the doctors start to research what else can be done along with the chemo treatments to bolster the immune system, chemo is still not the only answer. Many people still die after chemo and radiation because ultimately their immune system is so weak that they give in to something else. Or they eventually starve to death from being so sick and not being able to eat. The key is in the combination, keeping as healthy as possible, getting nutrition anyway possible, taking remedies that feed the rest of your system while the chemo is destroying everything including the cancer. We will get there ultimately when the drug companies finally have no financial connection to the doctors and hospitals that treat us.
Get a clue

Cottage Grove, MN

#3 Jun 24, 2009
The mother is a complete idiot. She chose a path that led to one result = death. She then defies a court order and runs to Mexico. One month later, after the court intervenes and the kid is doing better she has the nerve to ask to be in charge of his care. She is stupider than I originally thought. Thank gosh the judge stepped in and did what his mother should have done in theh first place. To any nay-sayer, cite one case or person who has been cured of this type of cancer with alternative therapy and I will shut up. She set the kid up to die.

God bless you Danny. Hope you continue to fight off the cancer.
FrankL

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jun 24, 2009
I am still trying to figure out why the courts are involved. This does not involve a public health risk, like if he had TB or some other communicable disease. This seems like a private matter that the courts had no business sticking their nose into. So now you can be forced to have treatment against your will? Sounds like something from a Nazi prison camp.
jjj

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jun 24, 2009
FrankL wrote:
Sounds like something from a Nazi prison camp.
Don't you think that is a little overboard? The intent of the courts is to help, not to harm. If I were a prison camp survivor, I would be a little offended by your casual comparison of the contrasting circumstances.
annoymous

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 24, 2009
I decided NOT to travel to New Ulm or around Brown County for the summer because of this outrageous story. The judge is a full blown communist. Truthfully. And the family is being punished by his judicial authority to force this poor kid into chemo, even though there is no law or Constitution amendment that says that the United States government can imposed its will against citizens for western medical practices. In other words, the boy is getting for his cancer treatment is called "socialized health care," which is the government taking over your personal wellness at the benefit of the medical establishment.

If you think this story with the Hausers is scary enough for you, wait until Obama and the leftest Dems in Washington pass socialized health care coverage for everyone across the nation. Communism would definitely rained in. That would be frighten enough for you.
Get a clue

Cottage Grove, MN

#7 Jun 24, 2009
annoymous wrote:
I decided NOT to travel to New Ulm or around Brown County for the summer because of this outrageous story. The judge is a full blown communist. Truthfully. And the family is being punished by his judicial authority to force this poor kid into chemo, even though there is no law or Constitution amendment that says that the United States government can imposed its will against citizens for western medical practices. In other words, the boy is getting for his cancer treatment is called "socialized health care," which is the government taking over your personal wellness at the benefit of the medical establishment.
If you think this story with the Hausers is scary enough for you, wait until Obama and the leftest Dems in Washington pass socialized health care coverage for everyone across the nation. Communism would definitely rained in. That would be frighten enough for you.
The citizens of New Ulm are quite glad. Your overly dramatic rant ignores the only "legal issue" involved and that is that parents are not allowed to neglect their children. When they do, the government is required to step in to protect them. It is legal neglect to not provide required medical care. Here, every single person who has this type of cancer dies without chemotherapy. The parents don't get to choose death for the child. It is simple. And again, if there is one case where ignoring the cancer, or alternative therapy worked, name it and we'll all shut up.
Get a clue

Cottage Grove, MN

#8 Jun 24, 2009
FrankL wrote:
I am still trying to figure out why the courts are involved. This does not involve a public health risk, like if he had TB or some other communicable disease. This seems like a private matter that the courts had no business sticking their nose into. So now you can be forced to have treatment against your will? Sounds like something from a Nazi prison camp.
It is not a public health issue, but a child neglect issue. You lose all credibility when you compare chemotherapy (to save the child's life) with a Nazi extermination camp (killing people for no reason). Unbelievably rude, stupid, and thoughtless.
kerrbear

Blue Earth, MN

#9 Jun 24, 2009
I agree that this is an issue of parental neglect. I also have to wonder if the mother is simply seeking attention from the public and media. Why else would she continue to try and deny her son life saving treatments that are obviously working? Because of headaches and dizziness, a normal and expected side effect of chemo? That is just plain crazy.
Lady of the Lake

Saint Joseph, MN

#10 Jun 24, 2009
Here's something to think about (written by someone who's been there) while you're all pontificating....the "so sad you're sick but it's better than dying" platitudes sound rather hollow when your hair falls out, your skin turns gray, and you are so sick that you don't want to move much less want to live. There is nothing noble or heroic about enduring such misery at the hands of the medical profession.

Cancer treatment should not have to be this way. Danny's family can insist on effective management of his side effects by his oncologist. Maybe the courts will choose to intervene on this issue too.
A Grandmother

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jun 24, 2009
This child is 13 years old, a special needs child who cannot read or write. Thank goodness the judge involved has the brains the parents do not have. He needs our prayers, yes, and he needs ALL the treatments available to him and he is not capable of these decisions.
The Patriot

Lorain, OH

#12 Jun 24, 2009
Somehow this "court" in its infinite arrogance decided to take away the parents' right to decide what course of treatment THEIR child should receive. Annoymous is right that there is NO part of the US Constitution that backs up what this "judge" has done. So your child falls and cuts his or herself and you decide to treat it in another way other than seeking medical attention from the "experts" at the hospital. There is still the possibility that the cut can become infected and ultimately the child could lose the body part or his or her life. Should the courts have intervened in this case as well or should it just be the law that it is mandatory EVERYONE seek medical attention for ANYTHING because we can no longer make decisions for ourselves? And Get A Clue, there was never any accusations that the parents had neglected their child. The courts never even held a hearing to determine first if they were negelecting the child, they went right to total control of their child. That's communism. And I'll also have you know that there has been plenty of cases, well documented, that have been cured of cancer and many books written about it as well and also not a single person has ever been CURED of cancer by chemo...NOT A ONE. Chemo at best sends the cancer in remission. But, Get A Clue, you sound like a typical follower of mainstream media and the AMA so I am relatively certain you will only believe what they tell you. Research for yourself the people that have been cured by natural means and the people who have not by the pharmaceutical companies/medical community means, you will see I'm correct. Do this instead of cheering on the system that is taking away our freedoms.
jjj

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jun 25, 2009
Lady of the Lake wrote:
Here's something to think about (written by someone who's been there) while you're all pontificating....the "so sad you're sick but it's better than dying" platitudes sound rather hollow when your hair falls out, your skin turns gray, and you are so sick that you don't want to move much less want to live. There is nothing noble or heroic about enduring such misery at the hands of the medical profession.
Cancer treatment should not have to be this way. Danny's family can insist on effective management of his side effects by his oncologist. Maybe the courts will choose to intervene on this issue too.
Fortunately, due to media coverage the insurance company is far more likely to approve the high end antiemetics (zofran/anzemet/kytril) as opposed to compazine, as well as other high dollar meds that typically require prior auth's with substantial documentation.

Since: Apr 09

United States

#14 Jun 26, 2009
jjj wrote:
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Fortunately, due to media coverage the insurance company is far more likely to approve the high end antiemetics (zofran/anzemet/kytril) as opposed to compazine, as well as other high dollar meds that typically require prior auth's with substantial documentation.
Or maybe the doctor/hospital will eat the cost of these drugs. After the media coverage it's hard to imagine that they would risk "bad" media coverage withholding any drugs that would be beneficial toward Daniel not experiencing so many side-effects. For some reason, headache and dizziness doesn't sound so bad compared to the possible side-effects. Granted, headache and dizziness is not pleasant, but complaints could be a lot more numerous then that. I wonder if the medical community isn't bending over backwards to help Daniel's side-effects and Daniel and his family keep complaining anyway. All one has to do is point to any unpleasant medical procedure and they have to admit, sometimes you just have to suck it up to be successfully treated. The alternative for Daniel is death. Headaches and dizziness is a small price to pay for a good chance of living.

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