Wondering What To Do For A Fever This Is 4 U Ash2

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BriannasMummy - January 30

This is definatly what you SHOULDNT do! Ottawa: A Canadian man who could not figure out how to deal with his girlfriend's feverish 10-month-old daughter put the baby into a freezer to cool her down, a local newspaper reported on Friday. Derrick Hardy faces charges of criminal negligence and assaulting the infant, who was rescued when her mother came home, the Charlottetown Guardian said.The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said the mother found the girl crammed into the freezer alongside ice cubes and hamburger meat. Hardy said he had left the door ajar but the mother said it had been closed when she returned.He told a court in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island on Thursday the child had only been in the freezer for about 40 seconds. Hardy, 21, who admitted to police that he had no real parenting skills to deal with a sick child, said he had noticed the girl was very hot and put a cool cloth on her face, but this had no effect. He then carried the girl outside into the night air but, frustrated that this also did not work and worried she might drown if placed in a cold bath, he put the baby into the kitchen freezer. She was wearing only an undershirt. A local doctor said the mother had described her baby as "crying, sobbing and terrified." The child spent several days in hospital to recover from first- and second-degree freezer burns on her head and torso.Hardy has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The baby's grandmother now has custody of the girl. -- I seriously wonder what goes on in ones head when they decide that this would be an okay thing to do!?

 

BriannasMummy - January 30

Ash2.. u said youre a news buff!! ~Kristin~

 

mcatherine - January 30

Goodness. Makes me want to never leave my son with anyone.... Atleast she's ok.

 

Rabbits07 - January 30

The first thing that crossed my mind was that either this guy was on drugs or mentally retarded.....and I don't say mentally retarded to be funny or derogatory, I mean I seriously cannot imagine that anyone who was in their right and full bodied mind could even think for a second that putting a baby in the freezer was okay. I think even my 8-yo son would know not to do domething like that. There had to be some mental incapacitation of some type going on there...like I said either drugs or handicapped. If he is handicapped I hope they take that into consideration...if it's drugs I hope he gets punished to the fullest extent of the law.

 

BriannasMummy - January 31

What I wonder was.. where was the mommy? In other articles I read about this it indicates that the mommy was there.. did she just stand there and let him do it? Did she also think it might be a good idea to do this. I seriously believe there must have been some mental problems with this man.. there just had to be.. no one in their right mind puts a child in a freezer and expects good outcomes!?! RIGHT? ~Kristin~

 

mandee25 - January 31

He must be seriously ill to do this. What an idiot! A 6 year old would know this was wrong.

 

Jenn2 - January 31

That breaks my heart when I hear stuff like this. I feel so bad for the poor, helpless babies that have no control over what their parents do do them. I just cant imagine!!

 

BaileysMummy - January 31

That's so horrible. The last thing you do when a child has a fever is put them in cold water....let alone a freezer. The poor girls core body temperature would have risen and made her fever worse :( I hope he gets the punishment he deserves.

 

ash2 - January 31

OMG !! What are these people thinking ?? I am just apalled by this ! Just another reason to not let anyone in charge of your baby that you do not trust ! ( see , ! these news stories get ya thinking ! : ) Thanks briannas mommy !!

 

3babies - February 1

This guy must be related to a guy we had here in Perth who was looking after his girlfriend's ??14 month old and put her in the dryer for a ride!!! she had burns on her hands and legs and bruises. The mother put on a big sob story like she was so upset but was then caught out writing love letters to him while he was in jail ... sick!!! I'm sorry, but these guys are just child abusers who make out they dont have a clue ... of course they know they are harming the child, they are just trying to minimise their guilt. I think it says something about the mother, since the grandmother has custody...

 

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