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Due, most likely, to the lack of treatment received while in custody Justina's health is still being affected and she was admitted in early October to the hospital after suffering "serious pain and serious GI issues." 
June 18, 2014 Justina returned home when state officials and a Massachusetts judge reached an agreement allowing her release from BCH. Justina's release was celebrated locally and nationally by her supporters.
My dinner with the family of Justina Pelletier By Dr. Keith Ablow a psychiatrist
Warning! Don't drive through Massachusetts if you think your children might need medical help. The truth is you may not be safe anywhere.
Judge Joseph Johnston Rules Justina Pelletier to Remain in State’s Custody. Why does the state think it has more rights to your children than you do?
Judge Johnston is assuring that the mistreatment and abuse of Justina will continue,” the family’s spokesman Rev. Patrick Mahoney.
Keith Mason, president of Personhood USA, which is also a part of the Free Justina coalition, said with each delay it seems like Justina is “being treated worse than a piece of property.”
"A child’s health and welfare are hanging in the balance. We cannot continue to withhold treatment from this young girl,” said Mat Staver, attorney and founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel.
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- The above is as of March 25, 2014
- If parents treated Justina like Massachusetts DCF they would be put in jail. Instead of deciding custody last Monday Judge Joseph Johnston put his decision off until Friday, then put it off again until the following Monday, and now he will fax it to her lawyers before the end of Tuesday delaying his custody ruling of Justina until then. Note: no new evidence has come over the last 9 days. This Judge Joseph Johnston is just taking his own sweet time to make the ruling. “It is an outrage that Judge Johnston continues this nightmare for the Pelletier family and Justina. By delaying his decision, he disregards the emotional toll upon Justina and her family,” the family’s spokesman Rev. Patrick Mahoney "In all my years in practice, I have never seen a more outrageous overreach by a state agency. Judge Johnston should return Justina to her family that loves her. Prayer is urgently needed!"
- Misinformation and apathy seen in other news sources misreporting the Justina Pelletier story, like this one from Charlie Butts OneNewsNow.com that is full of incorrect information; the comments show even more ignorance, demonstrating the very root of the problem which is the Modern American attitude. Read more at: Misinformation and apathy.
- Massachusetts lawmakers are getting involved in the Justina Pelletier case and have begun circulating a resolution asking the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to initiate the process of releasing the teenager to her parents. "Removing a child from her family is reserved for only the most egregious circumstances where evidence of malicious intent, negligence or the blatant inability to care for the child is present." - State Rep. Marc Lombard said in a press release. The truth is hundreds of families are torn apart on a regular bases by children services. They did not get national attention. They were financially destroyed and emotionally devastated often with no happy outcome...The truth is children services with the bias aid of children's or family courts, overzealous psych evaluations, the deft ears of the media have had far to much power for years and power corrupts. This has been going on for decades because of the apathy of the people and their churches who have failed to do what Christ said, attend to the "weightier matters". We should not think this is over, this is not an aberration but all to common. - Join the Network 2014-02-27
- A judge ruled Monday that Lou Pelletier's daughter, 15-year-old Justina Pelletier, will be placed into foster care. “We’re fighting corruption. We’re fighting evil,” Lou Pelletier told Lis Klimas, adding that the case is a “national outrage.” 2014-2-24
- New website being constructed http://freejustinanow.com with Petition
- Justina's father could be held in contempt of court now that DCF has filed against him.
Lou Pelletier talks to Glenn about the contempt of court charges and what comes next for his family Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM EST
"Despite the fact that the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) filed for Lou Pelletier, the father of 15-year-old Justina Pelletier who is being held against her parents’ will, to be held in contempt of court, Lou joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss what comes next in the fight to save his daughter’s life." Read more:
Why HHC cares
Christ warned us in Matthew 23:23 "Woe unto you... for ye... have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." You cannot attend to the weightier matters in Church. You do that on the streets and in the courts and in the institutions of power and corruption in high places. You do it by standing up and standing together for righteousness.
"I have seen stories like this up-close. I Have seen this kind of thing and worse happen to many families for decades all over the country. It comes about because bureaucracies are given too much power by the apathy and complacency of the people who do not love their neighbor as themselves.
Many of them go to church and think they are saved but because of their sloth and denial they become workers of iniquity by omission.
When you actively care about Justina Pelletier as if she was your daughter then your daughter will be safer. Until then no one's daughter is safe."
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Our Broadcast on the issue of Free Justina. The media player is loading... http://www.hisholychurch.net/kkvv/x4folder/140222Justina01fr.mp3
Follow up on the Justina case and what they wont tell you on the news.. The media player is loading... http://www.hisholychurch.net/kkvv/x5%20folder/140226Justina02.mp3
What is coming your way. Millions more will be mentally ill at the stroke of a pen. The media player is loading... http://www.hisholychurch.org/kkvv/x5%20folder/140226Justina03.mp3
Misinformation and apathy
We see news stories semi reporting the Justina Pelletier story and even giving a false impression. Like the one by Charlie Butts at OneNewsNow.com. It is full of incorrect information but the comments show even more ignorance and demonstrate the very root of the problem which is the Modern American attitude.
OneNewsNow stated "another doctor took over and the patient was taken to Boston Children's Hospital against the parents' wishes".
This was not true. The parents took Justina to Boston Children's Hospital because the surgeon that had been her doctor moved there and they came to see him. He wasn't in yet so another doctor was on duty, saw her first and altered the diagnoses and treatment that had been ongoing by their regular doctor. The regular doctor who was still at Tuffs and the surgeon who know was at Boston's Children Hospital had saved her life more than once.
This new doctor took it on himself to alter her diagnoses and when the family wanted to return their daughter to the first doctor as a matter of medical choice they were not only barred from seeing the surgeon they came to see bur DCF was called and their daughter was forced to except this second opinion which they disagreed with.
So who is right?
Is it Mitochondrial disorders or somatoform disorder?
How easy it to tell?
What is the difference?
What are the risks the second opinion is wrong?
Where does the law allow seeking a second opinion is the same as waiving your right as a parent or a patient.
Does any one check or is the Doctor at Boston's Children Hospital some sort of a god who could not be wrong.
Published medical papers on the diagnoses of both diseases tell us "Mitochondrial disorders are underdiagnosed and the variable symptomatology, which is not always explained by the medical test results and often includes mental symptoms, can mimic somatoform disorder." and that is because "mitochondrial disorders difficult to diagnose".
"Mitochondrial dysfunction has been proven to play a crucial role in systemic disorders such as fibromyalgia and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, in which a high rate of depressive and somatoform symptoms have also been described." It is further state that where "multisystemic cases (just like Justina) where the signs of somatoform disorders are combined with laboratory abnormalities (just like Justina) and a positive family history(just like Justina), mitochondrial workup is warranted to avoid misdiagnosis(like Tuffs did for Justina and Boston Children's Hospital did not appear to do in this case with so little time to form a second opinion)."
Justina had been under a doctor’s care at Tuft’s Medical Center for approximately 1 ½ years. The parents wanted to take her back there.
Tuffs did the testing, over an extensive period of time as recommended by published journals and diagnostic manuals and came up with a mitochondrial diagnosis and Justine got better with their treatment.
Boston Children's Hospital did not do the same thing and a difficult diagnoses was quickly made, parents rights terminated with Justina treated differently and she got worse.
It is recommended by numerous diagnostic professionals that as much as a year of observation and testing be done before a firm conclusion is reached. Mitochondrial can be fatal and the treatment is completely different than somatoform which is a mental illness.
We covered all this in Broadcasts 2 and 3 above.
According to Monica Cassani from DX Revision Watch:
"Somatic Symptom Disorder could capture millions more under mental health diagnosis."
According to Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University and the chair for writing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV stated "Sad to say, DSM-IV is often used carelessly or not at all (especially in primary care) -- resulting in a great deal of mislabeling and unnecessary treatment. The overdiagnosis of mental disorders has recently gotten out of hand..." In his article Posted "America Is Over Diagnosed and Over Medicated" in 2012 he made he clear that he was "terribly concerned that the new diagnostic manual for doctors" all over America (DSM 5) will cause the "misdiagnosis of tens of millions of people and an even greater misuse of potentially harmful medication".
Well They evidently are doing just that. Read Are you crazy
What really concerns me is the comments below the article.
Suricou Raven commented "I did a little googling and determined why there is such a lack of information. There's an active gag order on the case (Common practice, especially with minors) that prohibits disclosing any medical information to the press. The full circumstances are simply not known to anyone aside from the doctors, family and court."
The truth there was only a verbal gag order. This gag order on the parents does not protect the child. It prevents the family from getting community support. Everyone should be fully aware that everyone in the court room is making money when they go to court except the family.
They have to pay out thousands of dollars to get back the custody of their child while everyone else is getting full salaries with all expenses paid by the state. Gagging the parents isolates them and put them at an extremely unfair disadvantage.
Remember the parents have not been tried or even accused of a crime. They simply want to go with the first opinion that was working rather than the second which is not.
Their child was taken and it has cost them a fortune to try to fight children services both financially and emotionally.
Suricou Raven like most apathetic and self righteous modern Americans went on to say "The root of the dispute is diagnosis: Justina Pelletier was initially diagnosed with a mitrocondrial disorder, but this was later revised (reasons unknown, gag order) to a psychosomatic condition. The parents disagreed and insisted on continuing treatment for the mitrocondrial disorder, against medical advice."
The medical advise of their doctor was to treat for mitrocondrial disorder. Their former surgeon had moved to Boston. They came to see him because he had placed a devise in her side to help her flush her colon.
Heather_O'Rourke, who had mitrocondrial disorder, died from septic shock due to intestinal stenosis which can occur if Justina does not keep her colon clean. This is one of many problem that come from mitrocondrial physical disorder.
Justina had more than one surgery by the "brilliant" surgeon to help save her life because of these typical complications from mitrocondrial disorder but though Boston Children's Hospital hired him and his whole team he was barred from seeing his former patient and she was diagnosed in the matter of hours with a normally difficult to diagnose somatoform mental disorder.
Suricou Raven went on to say "People really should abstain from taking sides on an issue like this without knowing the details of why the diagnosis was changed. But incidents like this are highly emotional, and a lot of people are jumping in and throwing their uninformed opinions around as if they knew what was actually going on."
The fact is Suricou Raven has already taken sides. They have taken the side of DCF, this Boston hospital and the courts leaving the family to fight for their daughter and their rights without community help or assistance.
The prejudice is clear when Suricou Raven goes on to say "I suspect we're missing something here. The court must have had a reason for their decision. Perhaps not a good one, but a reason even so. Given that this is a dispute between doctors, were any independent specialists consulted to give their medical oppinion on the matter? Is there any real proof the treatment was working, or could it be something attributable to the placebo effect combined with desperately hopeful patient and parents?"
Here is total prejudice and imagination. The family doctors at Huffs are medical specialists who were consulted to give their medical opinion on the matter and determined after extensive testing that it was mitrocondrial disorder. Cleaning out impacted bowels, removing cartilage bands from around the bowels is not something that causes a placebo effect.
No, the courts are often corrupt, judges are incompetent, Children services receive favoritism and is often overzealous even abusive.
Anyone who is honest and deals with courts knows injustices happen all the time. They happen because Americans have become complacent about tending tot he weightier matters of law. Because Suricou Raven assumes he may continue to sit behind his computer and let good families be destroyed while he imagines there must be another reason.
Evil counts on his apathy.
Are you crazy
"It simply makes no sense that the antipsychotics are now the largest revenue producers among all classes of medicines -- bringing in $15 billion per year -- much of it coming from excessive use in vulnerable populations of children and the elderly." Allen Frances Professor Emeritus, Duke University America Is Over Diagnosed and Over Medicated
Doctor Frances is terribly concerned that the new diagnostic manual for doctors all over America (DSM 5) will cause the "misdiagnosis of tens of millions of people and an even greater misuse of potentially harmful medication". He believes the authors of the new manual "are researchers who have worked in ivory tower settings with little experience in how the diagnostic manual is often misunderstood and misused in actual practice."
Read more at Are you crazy
We are also looking into the Mark Taylor Story
And then there is Bret Bohn in Alaska.
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