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Sunday, February 3, 2008


When a blog entry that starts out

How does this happen?
My nephew is 5 months old and just got out of the hospital with a broken pelvis, broken ribs, a broken arm and a broken hand. FIVE MONTHS OLD!!

it does a pretty good job of grabbing my full attention. If you want to read the whole thing, pop on over to Susan's and check it out. The short of it is that her nephew has been horrible abused and the state of Kentucky is giving him back to the apparently very unreliable family of his abuser - HIS OWN MOTHER! - instead of to Susan's sister who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker! The whole story is so unreal!

Please pray for his safety and protection. While we never know the whole story, this one sounds pretty cut and dried. I'm afraid I'm one of those radicals that believes that, especially in cases like this one, the abusive parents should have to suffer whatever the child suffered - AND WORSE!

Thanks for your prayers.


  1. I can't even imagine. It's so sad that our system continually fails in situations like that.

  2. That breaks my heart so badly I cannot think about it. (But I am praying.)

    As for driving to Galveston for Mardi Gras...I'd love to meet you there, and the coffee would have something extra in it (Amaretto, maybe?) for the occasion! But alas, only the schoolkids down on the Gulf get the Triduum off. My university students and I will be in class on Tuesday. I'm going to throw beads at them, though -- no! Not for showing boobies; for answering questions about utilitarianism!

  3. What a horrible situation. Can't the family fight this decision? There must be something they can do!

  4. That's horrible!
    I'll be praying.

  5. Thank you so much for your prayers. I'll try and keep you posted as I am updated on his situation.

  6. Pardon my expression, but that is effed up!

    Granted we don't know the "whole" story, but it looks pretty straight forward to me. Why do people take it out on the kids? I mean five months old! That crap just pisses me off, and I'm with you, the parents should suffer what the child went through times ten!

  7. OH MY GOSH! I hope that baby heals up! What the heck are they thinking????

  8. Anyonme who injures a defenseless baby deserves to be removed from the gene pool. Castration steriliation would work?

  9. Those who harm babies are the lowest of the low.
    Keeping the poor mite in my thoughts.

  10. I just re-read this and went to the site and read the story. This is so awful. I will be sending this on to some others for their prayers too.


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