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Should she be forced to put her child back on chemo instead of cannabis pills?

Posted by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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Mom Could Lose Custody of 3-Year-Old for Giving Him What He Needed to Put Leukemia in Remission (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer

Landon Riddle

A mom in Colorado is being investigated by child protective services, all because she has chosen to treat her 3-year-old's cancer with marijuana instead of continuing chemotherapy.

Eight months ago, Landon Riddle was so horribly ill from the chemo being used to battle his leukemia that his mom Sierra says he would "vomit 50 times a day" and was in so much pain she believed it was literally killing him. And that's when she made the decision to stop the chemo altogether.

Sierra moved Landon to Colorado Springs and started him on a treatment of cannabis capsules. And as you will see in this video, Landon went from being a lethargic, sick kid to a child who has boundless energy -- and whose cancer is now in remission.

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I'm sorry -- I'm all for parents making sure their kids get proper medical care, but I can't for the life of me see how this mother is doing anything wrong, especially considering how much her little boy's health has improved as a result of the cannabis.

The video footage of Landon now compared with how sickly he looked in those photos taken eight months ago really speaks for itself. I just don't understand how anyone can accuse Sierra of not having his best interests at heart.

She's doing everything in her power to keep using a treatment that actually works to make her child better instead of filling his little body with so much poison that he might not even have the strength to survive his cancer battle.

As a parent, there is absolutely nothing worse than seeing your child sick and in pain and feeling absolutely powerless to help him. But Sierra did find a way to help Landon recover -- so who cares what kind of "medicine" he's taking if it's something that's proven to be so incredibly effective?

I'm not condoning recreational marijuana use by any means -- but this is medical marijuana. It's different. And if my son were the one battling leukemia and we tried medical marijuana and it worked? I'd fight tooth and nail to make sure he was able to continue the treatment. I'd sure as hell do everything possible to make sure that no one would take him away from me, which is exactly what Sierra is doing.

This is a mother who is doing her best to take care of her child -- period. And how anyone can look at that thriving little boy and not agree that she did the right thing, 100 percent, is just beyond me.

Do you think Sierra should be forced to put Landon back on chemotherapy?

by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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MJ cures leukemia? News to me. It is the most cureable childhood cancer. I would be doing chemo that has a long treack record of working.
Roo1234
by Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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I would have to question her conclusion. chemo sucks... it is horrible, but I don't.believe that doctors are sadistic jerks who get their kick off of prescribing treatments with horrible side effects without believing there are real payoffs.
the reality is that he has already had chemo so she can't declare the pills are the cure because it isn't like the chemo magically disappeared from his body just because they stopped the treatment. all it means is that it may not be as effective because the treatment didn't go long enough to kill off every cancer cell

if his cancer is in remission all of the accusations against her are moot, but I dislike like that she is arguing against the chemo with the coincidental results that he is healthier now. let's just hope that the cancer stays in remission and she isn't asked to make the very real decision of having to do the chemo all over again because she cut it short the first time.
Erna2
by Bronze Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Mj doesn't cure cancer. All it does is help with the effects of chemo such as nausea so the patient can eat and haveless pain. She is doing nothing really to help her child. 

fudgybuddymom
by Member on Oct. 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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Common sense should prevail here. If the cannabis is helping the child than she should be able to continue to give it to him. If the chemo was helping him I'm sure she would've kept up with it.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Like someone said MJ doesn't kill cancer.


Quoting fudgybuddymom:

Common sense should prevail here. If the cannabis is helping the child than she should be able to continue to give it to him. If the chemo was helping him I'm sure she would've kept up with it.


SinaiJ
by on Oct. 2, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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I would rather give my kids all the pot in the world than have them suffer through chemo, if that's what helped them. She 100000% should NOT be forced to put the poor child back on chemo. People need to get over their own beliefs and let a parent be a parent. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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It's the PARENT'S decision, not the doctors' or court's. If the cannabis is helping her boy, then they should back off, and clearly if he's bouncing around acting like a normal child now and his cancer is in remission, then the treatment worked.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM
The chemo worked, not the MJ. Chemo stays in the body and works long after. When he comes out of remission they will be sad they just did MJ which doesn't do shit to fight cancer but relieve symptoms of chemo.


Quoting Anonymous:

It's the PARENT'S decision, not the doctors' or court's. If the cannabis is helping her boy, then they should back off, and clearly if he's bouncing around acting like a normal child now and his cancer is in remission, then the treatment worked.


fudgybuddymom
by Member on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Maybe not but what about quality of life? She says he's much better with the cannabis & not suffering. Isn't there something to be said for that?


Quoting Anonymous:

Like someone said MJ doesn't kill cancer.


Quoting fudgybuddymom:

Common sense should prevail here. If the cannabis is helping the child than she should be able to continue to give it to him. If the chemo was helping him I'm sure she would've kept up with it.




Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Not if you die. Leukemia is the most curable childhood cancer and chemo is the cure.


Quoting fudgybuddymom:

Maybe not but what about quality of life? She says he's much better with the cannabis & not suffering. Isn't there something to be said for that?



Quoting Anonymous:

Like someone said MJ doesn't kill cancer.





Quoting fudgybuddymom:

Common sense should prevail here. If the cannabis is helping the child than she should be able to continue to give it to him. If the chemo was helping him I'm sure she would've kept up with it.







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