Ontario family says chemo for aboriginal child ‘uncalled for’

Posted Nov 16, 2014 by Amanda Byas
An Ontario family of an aboriginal child who is the center of attention about whether she should be isolated from her family and given chemotherapy treatment states the box was "uncalled for" and that they would not ever hurt a child's well-being.
A picture of a nurse hanging some chemotherapy drugs.
A picture of a nurse hanging some chemotherapy drugs.
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The judge left a focus of the situation from the Hamilton sanatorium that should have seen the Children’s Aid Society meddle in a box of a child whose family happen to stop her chemo during a sanatorium in place of normal medicine. However, the child is being treated for her leukemia diagnosis in Florida.
Friday night, Six Nations village newspaper reported, the family of the child during the center of the box says “they are stressed and it is totally uncalled for” and that they would never hurt a child’s well-being; while both doctors and nurses are monitoring the blood work as a part of the caring plan.
However, Judge Gethin Edward has supervised the formidable and theoretically precedent-setting case in Brantford, Ontario, which began on September 25.
Judge Edward stated, “I can't find that J.J. is a child in need of insurance when her substitute decision-maker has selected to practice her constitutionally stable right to pursue their normal medicine over an Applicant’s settled march of diagnosis of chemotherapy,” as he went over the statute aloud.
Judge Edward, who happened to cite the testimony of the dual McMaster Children’s Hospital doctors, settled that the child was not able to make her own medical decisions. Though he did find out that the mother’s aboriginal rights — that he said was “essential” to the family’s approach of life — granted, her to select a normal medicine for the child rather than chemotherapy.
Now the Hamilton Health Sciences doctors are asking the Children’s Aid Society to isolate the child from her family, so she can restart the chemotherapy treatment. However, they do not know of anyone who survived of ALL (Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia) through the treatment.
Neither the child nor her own mother can be known due to an announcement ban in Canada.