Parents of a boy with cerebral palsy say the hospital treatment they received for his condition was “abysmally bad.”
The boy, who is now 10, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome in July 2013, and his parents, who live in a small town about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northeast of Pittsburgh, said they were “heartbroken” when they learned of his diagnosis and the hospitalization that followed.
The boy has Down syndrome, a genetic condition that affects how the brain develops.
The condition affects how a child’s muscles and bones work and also can lead to developmental problems such as intellectual and social disabilities.
The doctors who initially treated the boy, however, say the condition is largely a genetic one, and the boy’s parents say they have not received any treatment for the boy since his diagnosis.
The parents said they contacted the hospital, which is in Pittsburgh, about the boy and got a response from a hospital official saying the hospital had been contacted about the condition but that they were waiting for the results.
In a statement to the Associated Press, the hospital said it has had an “ongoing discussion” with the parents.
The hospital said in a statement that it has been “open and transparent” with both the parents and doctors about the care the boy received and that it is “confident” that the boy will recover from his condition.
The boy was born on March 25, 2016.
The parents said in their statement that they are “happy to see our son moving forward, but are disappointed by the hospital response and their inability to provide us with any sort of treatment.”
The hospital did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The father of the boy who has Down Syndrome said he was “disappointed” that his son did not receive a transplant, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
He said that the hospital officials were “just making excuses” about the poor care received.
The Tribune-Reporter first reported on the hospital’s response to the parents in March, citing a letter from the hospital to the father.