A teen girl whose mother wanted to treat her cancer with CBD oil instead of surgery will get another chance to do so, after a Clackamas County judge on Thursday ordered that her state-planned surgery should be postponed.
KGW first reported that surgery for Kylee Dixon, 13, has been postponed — just one day before she was scheduled to have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her liver. She has a court hearing scheduled for Oct. 4, the station reported.
Kylee’s mom, Christina Dixon, has been battling the state in order to prevent her daughter from having surgery for the tumor — instead wanting to treat her daughter with CBD oils.
Neither Christina Dixon nor her attorney immediately responded to The Oregonian/OregonLive’s request for comment.
In previous court documents, Christina Dixon had been ordered not to have any contact with her daughter other than weekly video calls, and planned in-person visits this month. On Friday, Christina Dixon’s attorney filed a motion requesting that the judge allow Dixon to have contact with her daughter while the case was pending.
In July, Christina Dixon was charged with two counts of custodial interference and two of criminal mistreatment, after she allegedly defied a court order to turn her daughter over to state authorities. The Wilsonville woman and her daughter had been on the run for several days in June and were found in a Las Vegas hotel.
Kylee was then turned over to state custody, and began living with a foster family, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Aug. 1. A warrant was issued for Christina Dixon’s arrest, and she turned herself in on Aug. 14.
Throughout her time in foster care and away from her mother, Kylee maintained that she did not want surgery.
According to the state, there’s a 70% chance that surgery would stop the tumor’s growth.
Christina Dixon claimed the CBD oil she gave her daughter shrunk the cancerous tumor by 90%. That has not been publicly verified by doctors.
—Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; email@example.com; @JRamakrishnanOR
Reporter Molly Harbarger contributed to this story.
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