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   Cute 37-year-old mum fights to block radiotherapy for cancer-stricken son, fears it will lower his IQ (w/pics)

08 Dec 2012 05:55 PM   |   24599 clicks   |   The Sun
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SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
Yeah ok, I'll give you cute.

She's got the crazy eyes though.

08 Dec 2012 02:17 PM
NotoriousW.O.P     
I'd settle for a diminished IQ if it meant spending more time above ground. Call me crazy...

08 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Teknowaffle     
Because dead kids are known for their high iqs.

08 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
GAT_00     
She's clearly not fit to be a parent. Take custody away from her.

08 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
dickfreckle     
You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"

08 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener     

SilentStrider: She's got the crazy eyes though.


Indeed.

And saying something to the effect of "I'M NOT CRAZY" is just one big ol' red flag for a high level of craziness.

08 Dec 2012 02:33 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
I guess she just doesn't care for the glow of Neon

08 Dec 2012 03:05 PM
cretinbob     
He's English, how much lower can his IQ go?

//dat's a crazy lookin' biatch

08 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
AbbeySomeone     
I've seen people go through the chemo and radiation. They still died, just slowly and in more pain. Prolonging a life of agony is never nice and there is no guarantee that this will cure him.

08 Dec 2012 03:29 PM
OtherBrotherDarryl    [TotalFark]  
Potentially, death will lower a person's IQ even more.

08 Dec 2012 03:29 PM
Relatively Obscure    [TotalFark]  

AbbeySomeone: I've seen people go through the chemo and radiation. They still died, just slowly and in more pain. Prolonging a life of agony is never nice and there is no guarantee that this will cure him.



"You MIGHT not live, son, so we figure, fark it."

08 Dec 2012 03:48 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
This is going to be one of those dusty threads, right?

/someone get the SwiftJet out

08 Dec 2012 03:57 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

SilentStrider: Yeah ok, I'll give you cute.

She's got the crazy eyes though.


and is a complete and total moron. They basically need the courts to appoint a guardian ad litem. Problem solved.

08 Dec 2012 04:02 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

OtherBrotherDarryl: Potentially, death will lower a person's IQ even more.


death would increase the mother's IQ.

08 Dec 2012 04:03 PM
DrPainMD     
Damn, lady... let the kid have a radio, already.

/dnrta

08 Dec 2012 04:04 PM
wambu     
Not as low as hers, it appears.

08 Dec 2012 04:09 PM
BarkingUnicorn     
Props to the doc who likened radiotherapy to "frying the brain."

08 Dec 2012 04:17 PM
loveblondieo    [TotalFark]  
Since what I was going to say has already been covered, I'll just say:

1. She looks a bit like Chloe Sevigny.
2. Neon? Really?

08 Dec 2012 04:18 PM
simplicimus     
Anybody suss out what country this took place in?

08 Dec 2012 04:28 PM
Slaxl     

BarkingUnicorn: Props to the doc who likened radiotherapy to "frying the brain."


I'm gonna have to go ahead and assume that that is not what he said, rather he gave a detailed and technical explanation of what's involved and she translated it in her head to "frying the brain". Although I wouldn't bet a lot on that, I still think it's more likely.

08 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
PapaChester     

AbbeySomeone: I've seen people go through the chemo and radiation. They still died, just slowly and in more pain. Prolonging a life of agony is never nice and there is no guarantee that this will cure him.


This is true. I wish my uncles had listened and not put my aging grandmother through chemotherapy. Her aging , obese body couldn't handle it and she would have preferred to just die naturally.

A child though? Worth the risk IMO.

08 Dec 2012 04:51 PM
ToxicMunkee     
I had gamma knife radiation on my brain tumor and it didn't fry anything but the tumor. So that was nice.

08 Dec 2012 04:57 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  
She has investigated natural remedies abroad.
Yup too stupid to live.

08 Dec 2012 05:00 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

namatad: She has investigated natural remedies abroad.
Yup too stupid to live.


and before the natural tards show up, I have NO problem with you using natural remedies yourself, but when you insist on using them on your kids? well you should be charged with attempted murder or murder when they die.

08 Dec 2012 05:01 PM
breakfast_in_bedlam     

ToxicMunkee: I had gamma knife radiation on my brain tumor and it didn't fry anything but the tumor. So that was nice.


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"So iv'e got that going for me, which is nice"

/first thing that popped in my head

08 Dec 2012 05:04 PM
DMMidwest    [TotalFark]  
Yes, the boy will probably have some cognitive impairment after the procedure. It may well work and he'll recover, with some changes. My best friend's son had cancer at age 9, and now in his 20s, there's no question that his very capable and bright mind was affected. Hearing loss. Stunted growth. Rendered sterile. Diminished social skills. But, he is alive, and quite thoroughly functional. His parents recognized this risk and that as a survivor, their kid would be unlikely to be the same afterward. Proved true. Frustruating, to be sure.

But he is alive.

08 Dec 2012 05:06 PM
sno man    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: She's clearly not fit to be a parent. Take custody away from her.


That's what it sounds like she's working on. Poor kid.

08 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
namatad    [TotalFark]  

DMMidwest: Yes, the boy will probably have some cognitive impairment after the procedure. It may well work and he'll recover, with some changes. My best friend's son had cancer at age 9, and now in his 20s, there's no question that his very capable and bright mind was affected. Hearing loss. Stunted growth. Rendered sterile. Diminished social skills. But, he is alive, and quite thoroughly functional. His parents recognized this risk and that as a survivor, their kid would be unlikely to be the same afterward. Proved true. Frustruating, to be sure.

But he is alive.

This woman would rather that her child die, than have her dreams and expectations dashed. If he dies for lack of treatment, she should die too.

08 Dec 2012 05:36 PM
gweilo8888     

cretinbob: He's English, how much lower can his IQ go?


American.

08 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
Mister Peejay     

dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"


Hey now, that's a fine name. Noble, even.

08 Dec 2012 05:57 PM
Prank Call of Cthulhu     
Where's the mom? All I saw was a pic of the dad.

/it's a man, baby.

08 Dec 2012 05:58 PM
Gawdzila    [TotalFark]  
Sure she's cute.. but stupid. Very stupid.

08 Dec 2012 05:59 PM
Gawdzila    [TotalFark]  

Mister Peejay: dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"

Hey now, that's a fine name. Noble, even.


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08 Dec 2012 06:00 PM
BumpInTheNight     
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08 Dec 2012 06:01 PM
UsikFark     

Gawdzila: Sure she's cute.. but stupid. Very stupid.


She has some duck lips going on there.

08 Dec 2012 06:01 PM
adenosine     

dickfreckle: You're "not bonkers," yet you named your son "Neon?"


I don't see a problem with that.
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08 Dec 2012 06:02 PM
mbillips     
It's pronounced Nay-OWN.

08 Dec 2012 06:03 PM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

AbbeySomeone: I've seen people go through the chemo and radiation. They still died, just slowly and in more pain. Prolonging a life of agony is never nice and there is no guarantee that this will cure him.


I've seen people go through chemo and radiation, too. It cured them of cancer. They went on to live a very happy and productive life. Years later, they're still doing great and they are happy to be alive. I've also seen people who died after chemo and radiation.

/Chemo and radiation don't always work, but they're the best we have at this point.

08 Dec 2012 06:04 PM
wildcardjack     
He's seven. This is a perfect age for a little brain trauma since he's at peak neuroplasticity.

Reminds me of an anti-vaccer co-worker who claimed vaccines made his kids retarded. After I met his wife I realized that maybe it was a genetic issue, she was totally introverted.

08 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
aesirx     
I stopped reading after I saw the boy's name.

Bonkers? surely not

08 Dec 2012 06:07 PM
KrispyKritter     
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08 Dec 2012 06:07 PM
Molavian     

wildcardjack: He's seven. This is a perfect age for a little brain trauma since he's at peak neuroplasticity.

Reminds me of an anti-vaccer co-worker who claimed vaccines made his kids retarded. After I met his wife I realized that maybe it was a genetic issue, she was totally introverted.


Yeah, reminds me of a guy I work with whose kids have issues. He's a flaming nutcase, like tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist nuts. Of course, no correlation in his mind at all.

08 Dec 2012 06:08 PM
big pig peaches     

Slaxl: BarkingUnicorn: Props to the doc who likened radiotherapy to "frying the brain."

I'm gonna have to go ahead and assume that that is not what he said, rather he gave a detailed and technical explanation of what's involved and she translated it in her head to "frying the brain". Although I wouldn't bet a lot on that, I still think it's more likely.


As opposed to frying the brain with drugs, which is clearly what this woman did to herself.

08 Dec 2012 06:09 PM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

Molavian: wildcardjack: He's seven. This is a perfect age for a little brain trauma since he's at peak neuroplasticity.

Reminds me of an anti-vaccer co-worker who claimed vaccines made his kids retarded. After I met his wife I realized that maybe it was a genetic issue, she was totally introverted.

Yeah, reminds me of a guy I work with whose kids have issues. He's a flaming nutcase, like tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist nuts. Of course, no correlation in his mind at all.


It's probably the only thing in his life that doesn't have a connection/correlation.

/In his mind

08 Dec 2012 06:11 PM
God-is-a-Taco     
New Zealander Ms Roberts, of Tiverton, Devon, told the court she was "forced" into it and is not a "bonkers mother."


That's cheating, subby. 
But damn, she named him Neon? Did she have this radiotherapy done in the past?

08 Dec 2012 06:13 PM
Ego edo infantia cattus     
You know, with the new imaging technology available, the destruction of healthy cells is vary minimal. The mom is ether an idiot, or the doctor didn't inform her properly. Ether way, it's a fail that the kid is going to pay for. :(

08 Dec 2012 06:13 PM
special20    [TotalFark]  

simplicimus: Anybody suss out what country this took place in?


Can't be America. Not many single mothers here can afford healthcare for themselves let alone their children.

08 Dec 2012 06:13 PM
StashMonster     

namatad: namatad: She has investigated natural remedies abroad.
Yup too stupid to live.

and before the natural tards show up, I have NO problem with you using natural remedies yourself, but when you insist on using them on your kids? well you should be charged with attempted murder or murder when they die.


Read yesterday that she's a "great believer in homeotherapy" - if that's the "alternative" that she wanted the kid would be farked. Expensive water .... yeah that should do it.

08 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

Slaxl: BarkingUnicorn: Props to the doc who likened radiotherapy to "frying the brain."

I'm gonna have to go ahead and assume that that is not what he said, rather he gave a detailed and technical explanation of what's involved and she translated it in her head to "frying the brain". Although I wouldn't bet a lot on that, I still think it's more likely.


That's usually the case. Most of the time, docs simply fail to give out information in a way their patients understand, and this is what the patient walks away thinking.

/I've also seen the same phenomenon with cops
//I'm going to start calling professionals on this when I see them talking technical talk to lay people.

08 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
jaytkay     
I bet that kid's not vaccinated, either

08 Dec 2012 06:17 PM
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