Ms Betty Trestain
My name is Betty Trestain and I live in Sydney.
Myself, my son, and my dog were caught in a severe storm in Oct 2008. After this storm, we became very sick.
I went from doctor to doctor as we were not getting better. After seeing many fibres coming out of my son's skin I immediately took him to a doctor at my local hospital. I was not believed and nearly scheduled under the NSW mental health act.
We returned home and stayed up all night with electric like shocks throughout our bodies. We became sicker and my father and a family friend came to a well known children's hospital.
I tried to explain to them that I had some type of fibres inside me. They locked us in a room then illegally drugged me then scheduled me.
They rang doc's and they took my sick baby from me. My fight had just began.
I have been fighting for three years, and I now am in the supreme court of NSW representing myself with a recent diagnosis from a Lyme disease doctor.
I have been diagnosed with Morgellons and Lyme disease.
I produced a video showing myself pushing a morgellon fibre out of my skin.
All I want is my son to be treated as he was only 18 months old and has suffered without any treatment as I was diagnosed by a court clinician with a psychiatric label called "Follie a Deux".
I HAVE BEEN ALONE WITH THIS TERRIBLE AFFLICTION, watching my baby suffer, unable to help.
I'm so terribly sorry to hear your story and of the way you have been treated (or not treated as the case may be).
Sadly, you are not alone in being labeled or dismissed by medical professionals. I'm glad you have found a doctor who is willing to investigate further and consider other options.
I hope that your court case turns out to have a positive result and that you and your son are both given the care that you deserve. Please keep us updated on your results.