The interesting thing is I've not heard any Haiti jokes.
You can find plenty here.
GM did the same thing in their Blazer / small sport ute vehicles. Placed the brake lines (and the gas line) on top of the driver side frame. Over time, they just rust all to hell (especially here in ohio) and one day, foom. No brakes in the back and fluid everywhere.
To be honest, there doesn't seem to be a really good place to put these that they're not going to get wet etc; however I would pay a little more to get them rubberized to keep the water out - at least for the 10+ years I like to have a vehicle in service. I guess they're not that hard to change out, even if you bend your own - but still just one more annoyance.
A kid shouldn't be taking medication for anything less than a serious physical problem.
That's what I said when the doctor said my boy had cancer!
Sounds like a serious physical problem.