Drunk 2-MONTH old dropped off at ER

  1. What I don't understand...why isn't the mother in jail...RIGHT NOW!

    Drunk 2-Month-Old Baby Dropped Off At Hospital - News - TheDenverChannel.com | KMGH
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Well, she was either breastfeeding and very very drunk herself or the baby got a baby bottle with alcohol. Not unheard of - I've told the story before of being at a neighborhood potluck and suddenly seeing a 2 year old girl walking around with a bottle of Michelob about 1/4 full. She was taking occasional sips - her parents, when confronted, said they often did this because it put her to sleep easily. They didn't see the problem with a little bit of alcohol. They were asked to leave the party.

    As an ob nurse it freaking amazes me that people are shocked, SHOCKED, that babies don't sleep through the night and that babies cry and that it is hard to be a parent and that your life changes when you have a baby. . . .

    Lots of ugly cases here lately - one nearby where the BOYFRIEND (duh) of a woman killed her 13 month old by blunt force trauma - either throwing the child into a wall or pummeling the child.

    Or this case . . . unfortunately puts an end to the urban legend about microwaves. :angryfire

    Mom in microwave baby case has record - Yahoo! News
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I can't stand cases like these. Oh and I will pass on the microwave story, thanks.
  5. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from stevielynn
    Well, she was either breastfeeding and very very drunk herself or the baby got a baby bottle with alcohol. Not unheard of - I've told the story before of being at a neighborhood potluck and suddenly seeing a 2 year old girl walking around with a bottle of Michelob about 1/4 full. She was taking occasional sips - her parents, when confronted, said they often did this because it put her to sleep easily. They didn't see the problem with a little bit of alcohol. They were asked to leave the party.

    As an ob nurse it freaking amazes me that people are shocked, SHOCKED, that babies don't sleep through the night and that babies cry and that it is hard to be a parent and that your life changes when you have a baby. . . .

    Lots of ugly cases here lately - one nearby where the BOYFRIEND (duh) of a woman killed her 13 month old by blunt force trauma - either throwing the child into a wall or pummeling the child.

    Or this case . . . unfortunately puts an end to the urban legend about microwaves. :angryfire

    Mom in microwave baby case has record - Yahoo! News
    Stevie...hey, I think you probably read over it...the baby was only TWO MONTHS old...that is why I couldn't understand how the baby got the alcohol, b/c it's physically impossible for a two month old to get it by itself.

    That is why I couldn't undersand why the mother isn't in jail..she was with the boyfriend, and has a crappy explaination.

    The only way that could have possibly be done is on purpose.

    That poor child, I hope it finds another home.

    These cases like this make me sick. When it comes to extreme cases of abuse...I DO NOT believe in giving a mother a second chance with the baby. Healthy babies, regardless of color, are easy to put up for adoption and they do find homes almost immediately. The states need to have BROAD authority and the process needs to be sped up considerably, to get these children out of harmful situations and into the arms of a loving family.

    Also...ever noticed in alot of these cases it's always some shacked up boyfriend that does the abuse and not the biological father?
    Last edit by BSNtobe2009 on Dec 5, '06
  6. by   EricJRN
    Looks like they've updated the story to say that vodka was poured into a water bottle, which was then mistakenly used by the mom to mix formula. The child is in county DHS custody and an investigation continues.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from BSNtobe2009
    Stevie...hey, I think you probably read over it...the baby was only TWO MONTHS old...that is why I couldn't understand how the baby got the alcohol, b/c it's physically impossible for a two month old to get it by itself.

    That is why I couldn't undersand why the mother isn't in jail..she was with the boyfriend, and has a crappy explaination.

    The only way that could have possibly be done is on purpose.

    No, you misunderstood me . . . . or I was not clear. Either way, I meant my post about the baby bottle to mean that the baby was GIVEN a bottle of alcohol. People give their kids bottles of Koolaid and soda pop all the time.

    The story that followed, about the parents who intentionally gave their daughter a bottle of beer meant to highlight my point that this bottle was given intentionally to a 2 month old.

    So, I agree . . . it was on purpose. People usually hurt children when children do normal things all children do . . .like cry . . .or not sleep.

    The case here locally with the boyfriend and the 13 month old was due to the boyfriend being pissed that the child wouldn't stop crying.

    steph
  8. by   BSNtobe2009
    Stevie, you are right, I misunderstood your post, I apologize,

    Eric...I just saw the update on TV too...I think they are lying. She said she picked up a water bottle that had pure vodka in it...Now, even when I was in college, I NEVER knew anyone that did that....why would a mother just grab a random bottle of water...not knowing if it was clean, not knowing how long it had been there, just assuming it was water....instead of from the TAP? Who does that?????

    I think they were giving the baby alcohol to make it sleep...the doctor in the article, and I'm sure you saw this...said they were not sure why the baby was still conscious with an alcohol level that high....which suggested a tolerance.
  9. by   oramar
    Just wondering if there is a cultural trend for feeding alcohol or drugs to fussy infants. Rachael Ray said it was normal practice for her Italian family to put a little wine in baby's bottle. My German granny told me in Germany they put paragoric in baby's bottle.
  10. by   BSNtobe2009
    Good question. I saw the couple on TV...just regular country bumpkins. Elevator didn't seem like it reached the top floor.
  11. by   Euskadi1946
    I'm a nurse in a DCFS Office and if you could read the family dynamics of some of these kids in DCFS custody it would send chills up your spine. I'm beginning to think some people should have to pass a license test before being allowed to reproduce.
  12. by   bethin
    Quote from CeCiRN
    I'm beginning to think some people should have to pass a license test before being allowed to reproduce.
    :yeahthat:

    Steph, I don't even want to read the story about the microwave. This whole thing disgusts me. There are thousands of couples out there unable to conceive and so called parents who have kids treat them no better than toilet paper they flush down the toilet.

    If you don't want a lifestyle change, don't have them. There is something called abstinence, birth control and condoms. Use them.

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