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GET EM STEPH!!

Ellie
Dec 31 2008, 03:38 PM
PhoenixRising05
Dec 31 2008, 03:30 PM
Yes you did but the post in that thread was me clarifying what was happening. Someone speculated that they were curing Theo's autism via the surgery and I posted saying that wasn't the purpose behind the surgery and that it was because of Theo's fall.
Got it. Thanks for clarifying.

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I doubt they will cure it. I was just saying IF they did, I would prefer he just never had it at all. Either way, it's a slap in the face but I can tolerate it more. I do think it's possible that he will be less difficult. I can understand and see that but I don't expect more then that. I doubt Days will want to undo a story that NBC came to them with in the first place.
I agree, though I think even if he's less difficult, that's still a slap in the face.

I guess my issue with all of this is that NBC/Days tried to "legitimize" the story by having the support of a national autism organization. Because of that, I think Days has a responsibility to tell this story with a much greater degree of accuracy and realism than their other stories. In contrast, sadly almost no one with advanced cancer can have as quick a recovery as Kate did and look almost perfect a week later, but even though I find it extremely offensive that they wrote it like that, I'm chalking it up to typical "Salem medicine" that can't be found anywhere else in the world. But here, with Theo's story, I think they shouldn't be able to fall back on those types of 'outs' they use with their other stories.
Couldn't agree more.

However, I can see how Theo may be a bit different after this. I'm not a doctor and, despite having a cousin with autism, I'm not familiar on the specifics so I apologize if I'm wrong but it is related to the brain so maybe this surgery will help him a bit. I mean, it makes sense, Providing he's not completely or mostly cured, I can live with it.
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