Gives a whole new meaning to ‘kid at heart’, don’t it just?

Okay, before they shuffle me off to listen to calls, I just wanna point out that this is perhaps one of the most unusual stories I’ve seen in, well, ages. A 9-year-old girl with the mentality of a 3-month-old is being medically limited in her height and weight. Reading the article, I can definitely agree with what her parents are thinking, really–sure, so she’ll live until she’s 70, 80 or whatever. But it’s not gonna make any difference to her–she’ll still probably keep the 3-month-old mentality. They say the treatments they’re putting her through are mostly for her benefit, but truth be told, it’s probably just as much for theirs–I wouldn’t wanna be carrying a 20-year-old girl around because she definitely can’t be walking on her own. Can’t really sympathise/feel sorry for her because, well, like she knows, cares, or even realizes what’s going on. I dunno. There’s a whole ethics discussion behind this that I don’t wanna get into. The way I see it, they’re doing what they think is best for her, and it’s probably just as good for them, so I say more power to them. The kid has a right to a healthy, long life, sure, and if this is what her doctors believe will give her that, then… that’s really all that matters, no?

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  1. Wow. I feel so sad for her, but I can see both sides of the argument. I don’t know what I would do in their situation.

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