Good or bad…This how I feel about trusting social media for medical advice.
When our son got sick, we used masks, we practiced social distancing, we missed out on many events, but guess what…we kept our child safe as long as we could and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. This is what cancer families do all the time.
When we were looking for medical treatments, we didn’t go to Facebook or watch the news. We didn’t ask…I wonder what the Republicans or Democrats think about his treatment? We didn’t trust some random doctors on youtube. We didn’t trust our friends and strangers that reached out to us with random ideas for cures…yes they did!! We didn’t listen to the first orthopedic specialist that told us not to worry.
Who did we trust? Experts in their field in the area of his cancer. We trusted current medical journals, which I read for hours and hours. We trusted God to stay by our side as we found medical care for our son and as we grieve his loss.
Now we are having a global pandemic. Who are you trusting?