Seriously, I can't help but respond to this.
Long time readers will know how I feel about 'Anonymous' comments.
I have purposely allowed people to comment on my blog under anonymous, because some of my friends can't remember their google login's. I am happy for people to comment provided they at least sign their name or something.
I find it hard to respond to anonymous comments because I have no idea who I am responding to.
I have written on this blog several times now in reponse to the Amelia Rivera case. No point in linking, as if you scroll down you will see the posts.
Today, I received this comment in response to my first post on the subject:
Please, please, stop! The criticisms of CHOP, without knowing ANY of the details from the hospitals point of view, has got to stop. It's gotten to the point where, if Amelia does have her transplant performed at CHOP, that none of the physicians and nurses skilled at renal transplants want anything to do with the case. Sad, really....
The reason I feel like I have to respond is because of this sentence:
...none of the physicians and nurses skilled at renal transplants want anything to do with the case."
Honestly, anonymous commenter, you are not helping CHOP out here.
And by the way, I am Australian, so my opinion (and you would probably have noticed it if you had cared to read my blog posts properly), is based on the doctor and the social worker and their response and treatment of the Rivera family. I obviously have never been to CHOP.
I am actually really concerned that you feel that the staff at CHOP don't want to help a child who is in a life threatening situation (and surely not because they have read my blog and my alleged criticism of CHOP). This to me is not good enough.
What are they afraid of?
Or is this a general attitude of staff at the hospital?
Up until now, I hadn't heard a bad thing about CHOP. Which doesn't really mean too much, since I live in another continent.
Thanks for stopping by my blog anyway. Perhaps you should read my post entitled Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome-Some facts. Then I suggest Quality of Life.