Father doesn’t want son’s leukemia to be treated with chemotherapy
An Ottawa father has been denied a say in his 18-month-old son’s leukemia treatment after he wanted to use hemp oil instead of chemotherapy.
“My fear is that his body is not going to take well to [chemotherapy], and he’s only an 18-month little boy,” the 23-year-old father told CBC News Monday.
“His body isn’t even developed yet, so what happens if this chemo doesn’t take well? That’s why I was asking for the other ways first.”
The man and his 20-year-old wife found out last week that their son has leukemia. The parents and their son can’t be identified due to the provisions of the Child and Family Services Act.
Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario were quick to recommend chemotherapy, but the boy’s parents were reluctant. CHEO eventually called the Children’s Aid Society after the parents refused to consent to the chemo treatment.
The boy’s father wants to use a hemp oil treatment instead. It’s something he learned about from his father, who lived next to a man named Rick Simpson, who claims to make a hemp oil that cures cancer and other illnesses.
“If you’d seen what I [saw] in that room with those oncologists and social workers, threatening to steal their son and put him in care and force this treatment upon him without even looking at the science,” the boy’s grandfather said.
“This violation is not just on my son’s rights, it’s on every other parents’ rights in this country. A parent has the right, and he had the right as a parent, to want a second opinion. That’s only the most educated thing to do.
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