October 30, 2013

Bariatric Surgery for Obese Children!

I was watching "the Doctors" this morning when they ran a segment on a surgery that was performed on a two-year child who was morbidly obese.  Because the child was developing co-morbidities and weighed 79 pounds at age two, the parents decided to have weight loss surgery performed on the child.


I think most of the audience was outraged by this, but it makes you wonder, will this become the norm where parents will begin deciding to let their kids have gastric bypass or some other type of bariatric surgery?  While the doctors thought the idea was ludicrous, they were of the belief that the surgery probably saved this child's life.  They did say that the one factor that was unknown was if the child had any hormonal or genetic abnormalities that might have cause this disorder.

What are your thoughts?  If you had a morbidly obese child, and know what you know now about bariatric surgery, if it was available, would you allow your child to have it?  Please leave your comments and feedback below.  Make sure to subscribe, like this page on Facebook, and follow me on Twitter

Woman to Give Obese Children Letter instead of Halloween Treats

What would you say if you found a letter from one of your neighbors stating that she is not giving your child candy because he/she is obese?  Read on my dear readers, read on!


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/30/obese-halloween-letter/3312537/
I truly found this to be insensitive.  This is just another way of #fatshaming and we all know that "ish" don't work.  I would say 99% of the people it is intended to "help" will never have that "aha" moment you intended, where they say, "you know what? I'm not gonna let my kid eat that."  This is just another type of anonymous bullying that does nothing, but provide validation to yet another insecure person who has to pick on a kid to find their meaning in life.

You know what, don't send me a letter -- come to my house and tell me that crap to my face and then wait for my response!  I will not stand by and allow anyone to use psychological bullying on anyone, especially a child.  If you don't want to give out candy, put it away, but don't take away from the meaning of the celebration because you want to have a cause that you believe.  And you have no right to point at anyone's child and say they are obese.  Mind your own business and keep that crap to yourself!