Daniel Hauser of Sleepy Eye continues to show improvement following three of six court-ordered rounds of chemotherapy to treat his Hodgkin’s lymphoma.


Daniel Hauser of Sleepy Eye continues to show improvement following three of six court-ordered rounds of chemotherapy to treat his Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Daniel was scheduled to undergo his fourth round of six recommended courses of chemotherapy on Tuesday.
In Brown?County District Court on Monday, a review hearing was held to update the court on Daniel’s treatment and condition.
According to Dr. Bruce Bostrom of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Hausers have complied with all required treatment as requested.
“(Daniel)?has tolerated the treatments very well with no infections or hospitalizations and improvement in his anemia and energy level as his tumor continues to decrease,” Dr. Bostrom wrote in a letter to Brown County Family Services (BCFS).
He also noted Daniel continues with complimentary therapy, which he believes has reduced the side effects of chemotherapy. “He does continue to have nausea, but is maintaining a healthy weight and nutrition,”?Dr. Bostrom stated. Anti-nausea medication and herbs are being used to minimize the nausea Daniel is experiencing.
In the letter dated July 20, Dr. Bostrom also noted a concern raised by Colleen Hauser that Daniel stands a 98 percent chance of developing thyroid cancer after receiving radiation treatments (planned after chemotherapy treatments are complete).
Bostrom reported that risk is actually less than one percent. “This is another example of the misinformation that the family has received since he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s, which continues to plague our ability to work with Danny and Colleen,” Bostrom said in a letter to Brown County Social Services.
According to Joseph Rymanowski, Tony and Colleen Hauser’s attorney, the couple has stated they will continue with the prescribed chemotherapy regimen.
Rymanowski brought up a concern to the court that Brown County Family Service social workers, visiting the farm every two weeks, have been talking to the other Hauser children. He stated it was the Hausers’ understanding the court order was limited to access to Daniel.
He requested Daniel be brought into the BCFS office to visit with workers rather than at the farm. Judge John Rodenberg denied the request, stating the concern was not warranted.
Daniel was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January. After undergoing one round of chemotherapy in February, the Hausers chose to discontinue the recommended chemotherapy in favor of natural remedies.
In a two-day trial in May, Rodenberg ruled the Hausers must comply with chemotherapy and radiation treatments for Daniel. Several days later, Colleen and Daniel fled Minnesota for California, returning days later and agreeing to the court-ordered treatment.
The Hauser case is scheduled for its next review on Monday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m.