Either I’m losing my mind or this website is losing its archives. Please help me figure out which one.
A few months ago I did a post about a young girl whose parents subjected her to a series of hormone treatments designed to stunt her growth and keep her pre-pubescent forever. Which sounds horrifying, until you realize that the poor child had a stunted brain, and a mental capacity that would remain stuck in infancy forever.
She’ll never be able to take care of herself. She can’t even sit up. Her parents wanted to keep her small so that they could take care of her, rather than hand her over to an institution when her body grew too big for them to handle. Sounds like a sensible decision to me, but so many people have criticized them for it that the parents have started a blog explaining their side of the story.
My original plan for this post you’re reading was to link to the parents’ blog (which I’ve done), link to my original post on the matter, and then start a discussion about the various moral and ethical implications of such treatments.
Except I can’t find my original post. I went through my archives. I did multiple site searches on Google. I even checked other blogs for which I’ve written guest posts, in case I got them mixed up with my own.
Nothing. Nada. Zip. But I know I made that post, dammit! I even remember some of the comments people went on to make about it. And my significant other remembers it as well — hell, he’s the one who brought the parents’ new blog to my attention.
So here’s a question to this site’s regular readers: do y’all remember reading or commenting here, for a post about parents giving their daughter hormone treatments to stunt her growth? I hope so, because the only thing worse than the thought of me hallucinating my own Internet postings is the thought that my significant other and I are hallucinating in tandem.