Trying to be good parents in this day and age can be a real challenge. These parents were forced to subject their child to 7-hip X-rays within the span of just a couple of days, putting her at risk of radiation poisoning. Then ACH social workers threaten the parents with removal, if they don’t put their child at further risk by having a possibly unneeded surgery.
“After complaining of hip pain and walking with a limp off and on for three weeks, on 01 Jun 11, Briana was complaining of pain. I (Brandi) made an appointment for the following day (02 Jun 11) with Dr. Steven Venters in Farmerville, LA. Dr. Venters examined Briana, concluding that she maintained full flexion in her hip/leg area and also ordered x-rays to be performed at Union General Hospital. He prescribed a high dose of Aleve for pain and possible inflammation. At three or so in the afternoon on the 2nd Briana had two x-rays and they were sent to Venters’ office.” ~ Paul Bumgardner [Read more…]
Not only are these health-care workers bullies they show a total disregard for this child’s health and welfare. What gives these people the right to usurp a parents best judgement.
The effects of radiation from repeated X-rays accumulate over a lifetime, so radiologists consider the patient’s total exposure and weigh up the risks before performing further X-ray tests. Techniques and technology are very sophisticated these days, significantly reducing the risk of excessive exposure, which is known to cause radiation sicknesses (such as blood disorders and skin problems).