An Ottawa father has been denied a say in his 18-month-old son’s leukemia treatment after he wanted to use hemp oil instead of chemotherapy.
“My fear is that his body is not going to take well to [chemotherapy], and he’s only an 18-month little boy,” the 23-year-old father told CBC News Monday.
“His body isn’t even developed yet, so what happens if this chemo doesn’t take well? That’s why I was asking for the other ways first.”
The man and his 20-year-old wife found out last week that their son has leukemia. The parents and their son can’t be identified due to the provisions of the Child and Family Services Act.
Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario were quick to recommend chemotherapy, but the boy’s parents were reluctant. CHEO eventually called the Children’s Aid Society after the parents refused to consent to the chemo treatment.
– Read the entire article at CBC News.