Skip to comments.Justina Pelletier’s Father Says Her Health is Failing: “She Doesn’t Have Much Longer”
Posted on 04/21/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT by Morgana
On Good Friday, the Pelletier family delivered over 700 Get Well cards for Justina Pelletier, the sick teenager who state officials wrongfully took custody of away from her parents.
The Pelletier family was not allowed to visit their daughter on Easter Sunday. The news comes after attorneys working with her family released a letter Justina reportedly wrote saying she is not being treated well.
Today, pro-life attorney Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel told LifeNews that Justinas health continues to deteriorate.
justinapelletier3On Good Friday, Justina Pelletier received cards adorned with encouraging scripture and powerful messages of hope from concerned Americans across the country, he said. Thank you to all of you who participated!
Lou Pelletier, Justinas father, told us that Justina saw the mountain of cards and read several of the messages to her. She is encouraged with this amazing outpouring of love and support. I must tell you that Anita and I were deeply moved as we read through hundreds of strong personalized messages, Staver added.
But Staver said Mr. Pelletier had a very somber assessment of Justinas condition following the familys visitation time this weekend, which miraculously did include a last-minute approved Easter Sunday visit.
Staver said: He believes Justina is in a world of hurt. She is physically and mentally dying. She doesnt have much longer. He wonders how much more DCF abuse shell be able to endure. He contends that Justina is still undergoing behavior modification therapies, which includes drug-induced treatments. He knows that Justina is being tortured.
Since Massachusetts Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Johnston remanded Justina into permanent DCF custody, she has only once returned to Tufts Medical Center where she was receiving effective treatments for her rare disprder. Dr. Korman, Justinas original attending physician, is calling for weekly treatments to restore her health.The DCF has refused Dr. Kormans request, countering with proposed monthly visits, Staver said in his email update. We all fear the DCFs limited course of treatments at Tufts will prove to be too little too late.
Justina is being housed in a Wayside Youth and Family Facility in Framingham, MA. The facility allows family visitation for any occupant except Justina because of a DCF mandate. Therefore, Justina is transported to a DCF office for the one-hour weekly visitation with her family, which is overseen by 2-3 DCF officials and an armed police officer, he continued. Due to these overbearing DCF visitation restrictions, the Pelletiers must complete their one-hour weekly visit with Justina and then remove anything they carry into the visitation. That includes the hundreds of Get Well cards that we sent to her and the ones still to be delivered. Many of those cards will be awaiting Justina when, prayerfully, she is able to return home. For now, Justina remains a ward of the state. This experience has left the Pelletier family to endure the trauma of their daughter being virtually imprisoned by the DCF while she suffers extreme emotional distress and deteriorating health, Staver added.
We are exhausting all legal means to get Justina returned to her family and given proper medical care in a timely manner before Justinas health deteriorates any further, he said.
This poor child and her family. It’s a crime.
Our Govt is killing this child..this is akin to MURDER..cold blooded murder
In a nutshell what is this story about?
My question is how can the state torture and slowly murder a young girl in plain sight? There isn’t a serious reason for this savagery. To isolate a person for no apparent reason from their friends and family and slowly let them die is pure evil.
If that little girl dies there are a bunch of other people that need to move on to the next life too.
I know these freaks on the gov are anti-life....but could this be political as well? Are the parents registered R’s by any chance?
I do not get this. I will never get this.
I had dealings with BCH and loved it.
Many of my friends have dealt with the hospital.
What information is being held back?
I hope that those responsible for this travesty are sued and lose every penny they have and every penny they will have. I hope that the physicians who are committing malpractice on this young girl also PERMANENTLY lose their licenses to practice medicine. The criminal bureaucrats need to lose their jobs and their pensions.
Will any of this happen? Perhaps not in this life, but at least we should find out the names of all involved and make sure this evil they are doing follows them for the remainder of their lives and the lives of their families (so the families will know that they need to be ashamed of their evil/incompetent relatives). This knowledge needs to be widespread so that any potential employers, business contacts and potential friends/lovers can know the facts.
What’s the deal with BCH? How are they involved in this?
And knowing Coupe Deval as well as I do that means,among other things,that his only *real* interest in this case is tamping it down.This girl,to him,will be nothing more to him than a "broken egg" that was needed to make his Presidential omelet if serious permanent harm (or worse) is the final outcome.
I would like to know what is going on with this family and hospital too.
That’s the plan. If she dies, the problem is solved for the state. That’s what they’ve wanted ever since the thing went public.
I have no idea if all the facts are out, but I will say any group will have bad apples including the finest hospitals, so could be a bad apple doctor. I think a more likely scenario is that only takes one doctor to believe there is abuse (physical abuse or mental/Munchausen’s by proxy, etc.) and report it, then CPS must investigate.
In a nutshell girl’s previous doctors at another hospital thought she had mitochondrial disease and diagnosed her with that, treated her for that. I did some research on mitochondrial and some doctors do not believe it is a real disease (I have read the doctor that treated her at BCH is one that does not believe in it) and some think when it is diagnosed it might be covering the real issue- Munchausen’s- which is called something else now I think. I read an article about mitochondrial disease and it stated that because with that disease a person can have a variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms it is sometimes mis-diagnosed as Munchausen’s.
I have no real knowledge of mitochondrial, Munchausen’s or the people involved so I cannot figure out who is right in this mess.
It’s because they ARE pure evil.
I think they should be seeking other avenues to publicize this, gag orders be damned. Maybe a procession of Patriot Riders and other tough-looking bikers going down the street near the place of Justina’s imprisonment, flying huge FREE JUSTINA banners? A spontaneous march of thousands? If I were her parents, I’d even consider appealing to Vladimir Putin to publicize the case internationally, it would be a ripe opportunity for the Russians to rub the USG’s nose in their own iniquity and hypocrisy. When someone evil has your child in their clutches, evil or no, any available tool will do to hack at those hands until they loose your child from their grasp.
Justina was being treated for a gastrointestinal disorder by her MD at Tuft’s University. Her doctor sent her to another hospital for some testing. This particular hospital has a number of specialists studying somatoform disease, formerly called Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome. The brand new doctor at this new hospital decided that doctors at Tuft’s were wrong and it was all in her head. They had CPS kidnap the child. That’s pretty much where it still stands.
They hurt me all the time push me all the time and more, the note says. They do not let me sleep vary [sic] much. Hury [sic]!
A very long,complicated story——and a puzzle.
Thanks for the info. Why would the hospital intervene like this?
Somataform disease is actually the same thing as Munchausens or Munchausens by proxy?
Not everybody has a positive experience with Boston Children's Hospital.
You need to ask the five other families who recently lost custody of their children there. There are a number of lawsuits pending against the hospital.
That’s what I heard her father say in an interview with Glenn Beck.
That’s what we’d all like to know.
“Not everybody has a positive experience with Boston Children’s Hospital.”
I realize that but this incident absolutely astonishes me. Things may have changed considerably since I used their services.
I just pray that poor girl will be okay.
The short version.
The doctor, judge(s) and lawyer(s) need to be held accountable. Unto the seventh generation.
She will probably never be okay. She has been ripped from her family, from her parents and her sisters. She is allowed to see her family for one hour a week - under armed guard. Medical care has been withheld from her, education has been withheld from her and religious services have been withheld. All her support systems have been taken away. She cannot even receive her get well cards. Her original doctor wants to see her every week and they won’t allow it. Why not let her go to church? Why not provide education? Why put her in a psych ward and think she’s going to be okay after more than a year of this prison?
BTW the original physician who started this entire mess decided during the intake interview that her problem was psychological, not medical, in spite of the fact that doctors at Tufts who had been treating her for a couple of years disagreed. That physician, I think, was a psychiatrist or neurologist who was just out of his residency. As I said there are at least five other cases pending in which Children’s hospital and the state took custody away from the parents.
The name of the original attending at Tufts is Dr. Mark Korson, not Korman. She had seen Dr. Alejandro Flores, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Tufts who left Tufts and is now at Boston Children’s. When Justina got sick her parents called Dr. Korson who told them to take her to BCH to see Dr. Flores. Her parents took her to the ER at BCH who didn’t let her see Dr. Flores, but instead assigned her to the other doctor who diagnosed the somataform disorder. The parents said they wanted to take her back to Tufts and BCH wouldn’t let them.
Mitochondrial disorder is difficult to diagnose and treat. The patient needs to have a muscle biopsy and undergo genetic testing as well as the parents have to undergo genetic testing to aid in the diagnosis. Treatment includes vitamin, mineral and enzyme therapy, a good diet and physical activity as tolerated to build up stamina. A major problem that people with mito have is fatigue.
I transcribe dictations for Dr. Korson and know a lot about mito disorder.
“Munchhausen by proxy” is a psychological pathology of the caretaker, NOT the patient. It’s where the caretaker of the patient does things to simulate sickness in the patient, forcing unneeded medical treatments. MA and the Dr in charge at BCH claims that there’s not anything wrong with the girl.
However Tufts University hospital diagnosed her AND HER OLDER SISTER with mitochondrial syndrome. The problem was that a doctor who had treated her for something else moved from Tufts to BCH, and when her Dr at Tufts felt that she needed to see the other Dr, her parents took her to BCH, and that’s when things went all to hell.
I’ve heard that BCH has not let her former Dr that she was sent to see for an unrelated illness even treat her.
This girl has deterorated incredibly in the last year. A year ago she was ice skating, now she’s confined to a wheel chair.
I thought kids could retain their own lawyer these days? (say, in a custody dispute) Why can’t she do that? Or is she old enough to ask to be declared an emancipated minor? She is probably too weak and tired now to pursue these avenues, but it’s a shame she can’t push for legal representation for herself.
I hope she lives long enough to get out of there (if her parents don’t spring her first) and sue the hell out of that hospital.
Deval needs to know that if she dies it will destroy him politically. This story is known by enough people so that it cannot be pushed under the rug.
I am praying for Justina and her family. I can’t even imagine how horrifying this is for her and her family.
Will the judge charge the parents with murder or some other charge?
None of this makes sense. Is Alan Dershowitz helping out or not? At that Wayside place she is being housed-- I'd really be afraid for her. But also I'd look for someone on the inside to secretly document her story. There are people that work at these facilities that don't do it for the money. I'd try to secretly meet with one of them. My 20 year old niece worked at a long term care facility and was brave enough to expose abuse.
If she dies Massachusetts has her blood on their hands..they are murderers..and if people think its just Justina they ought to think again, it starts with her but with Obamacare, this can happen to ANYONE..the Govt can just come and take your child, truly sickening and downright scary
No. She had the flu and her family took her to BCH for that and nothing else.
I know I would be absolutely frantic, just as Mr & Mrs Pelletier are, if this were my kid. At some point.....months ago....I would have looked up some retired Navy Seals for a private duty expedition and have a chartered plane waiting.
The Pelletiers have tried to work within the *system*.....desperate measures are in order....and I don’t think anyone would blame them.
Mr. Pelletier hasn’t done himself any favors by going off on people, etc. Do I understand his frustration? Of course, but still.
As I understand it, the Tufts treatment included some surgery. People with imaginary illnesses don’t go so far as have surgery. It’s as if Tufts and BCH are treating two different people.
You're badly underestimating the Rat Party's Department of Disinformaton and the fact that if the Rat Party didn't have double standards they'd have no standards at all.So the death of a 90 year old woman in New Jersey *absolutely* disqualifies Chris Christie to be President but if this situation turns *real* bad it will only be an "anecdote" for Coupe Deval.BTW...those who know Massachusetts politics knows that whenever something makes Coupe Deval look bad he describes it an "an anecdote".
I would have visited my kid or spent the night in the slammer after assaulting the door guards.
I thought BCH is taking the stance that the mother has Munchausen’s and the girl has psychological issues because of that. I thought that was why the parents time allowed with her is so restricted and custody was given to the state. If that is not the path the doctor at BCH and CPS are on then I do not see how they can do the things they have done.
That's exactly what BCH and MA CPS claims. However, Tufts University Medical Center isn't some oddball, pseudo-medical center. And Tufts diagnosed her older sister with the same malady and treated her for it.
But something that can NOT be denied is that this girl has deteriorated GREATLY while MA has had her under the state's "care."
In a year, she went from ice skating to being an invalid in a wheelchair.
I believe that it's nothing more than the State wanting to push the Terri Schiavo case even farther, to prove that the state can not only euthanize the unconscious, but the conscious as well, having the power over life and death.
We have zero relevant information. Her medical records are protected by HIPAA, Korman is constantly being quoted by the family when he has many direct avenues to pursue.
It is inconceivable that the CH chiefs, board, house counsel and CRICO have not thoroughly investigated this case and concluded that they are right.
That doesn't MAKE them right, of course - but nobody commenting on this case, myself included, has seen a shred of evidence.
Because a whole raft of very, very good people believe they are right - and because they have seen the primary data, which we have not.
an entirely too pertinent point.
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