The mother left her baby in the sink every night. For unusual reason, a parent is not just responsible for the physical aspect of raising a child, but their emotional well-being as well. Parents and caregivers are legally responsible for providing for their children until they become adults. In Most states children legally become adults. At 18 years old parents are responsible for attending to their child’s basic needs, including food clothing and housing.
Stephanie Smith 35 has a little son named Isaiah when the little guy is born. She couldn’t be happier, but then she sees something strange on her newborn skin and the tiny baby’s life transforms into a nightmare. A red, rash breaks out on Isaiah’s skin he’s just three months old every time when he is exposed to perfume or other intense odors the rash becomes worse. It gets so bad that Isaiah’s skin ruptures and begins to bleed and discharge. His doctors decided that Isaiah had a bad case of eczema, so they prescribe him a steroidal, topical ointment.
The rashes begin to recede at first, but then A New Nightmare emerges, Isaiah’s entire body turns red and the rashes return even worse than before. The little one needs more ointment to tame the severe lesions, but it’s the same story. We told earlier the rash recedes slightly but then returns even worse. The doctors cannot believe the reaction. His hair begins to fall out and he is hardly responsive.
The doctor said it was just eczema, says his mother, Stephanie many doctors came in and out of our room, we saw a GI doctor who told me I was poisoning my son with my breast milk and I needed to stop immediately after five months. Isaiah is struck by an especially extreme outbreak and his skin begins to burst, open he’s brought to the hospital and treated heavily with steroids.
His skin returns to normal again, but after two days the outbreak returns a little boy screams incessantly to help Isaiah Stephanie begins to avoid everyday life, experiences to decrease the risk of infection. She wraps Isaiah in medical bandages and applies layer after layer of topical ointment. Even his hands must be wrapped up so that he can’t scratch himself, while he’s sleeping Isaiah only feels better while in water, which is why Stephanie spends hours sitting next to him.
While he rests in the sink. This is the only place where Isaiah doesn’t cry. Every time when our skin came in contact, it would break open and would start discharging like crazy. I couldn’t even put my cheek against his says Stephanie, who couldn’t even hug her son or hold him in her arms unwrapped. He was always in pain and screaming.
I was always crying, it was like he had no skin says Stephanie. He was constantly in pain. One time it was so bad that I thought, if this is to be his life, then take him to the next one in the throes of desperation. As the doctors said, they couldn’t help her son. She turns to the internet on a forum.
She finds a post about steroid withdrawal and sees pictures of children with the same problems. Suddenly she realizes what Isaiah’s problem is there. They were talking about the side effects of the steroids and how it could make skin problems worse. When you stop taking them, Stephanie decides to stop her son’s steroidal treatment and instead to make her own lotions and ointments designed to be as gentle to Isaiah’s skin as possible. A combination of lemongrass and zinc worked the best soon Isaiah’s skin began to develop spots completely.
Free of inflammation, but even Isaiah noticed What stopped his suffering when his skin began to itch. He would run to his mother and point to the ointment. After 10 months of steroidal withdrawal, Isaiah’s skin had returned to normal he’s. Now, a completely normal one-year-old. We saw 35 doctors, they all said it was eczema.
I want to show them the pictures where you can see how Isaiah’s skin has recovered. The best is the boy that no one could touch is now cheerful and can run around and play outside. We lost the first year of his life. I couldn’t kiss him or hold him, says Stephanie saddened by the memories, but now we can hold him all the time he’s a great hugger Stephanie tell Stephanie tells as only she can what happened to her son. She did so because her story can possibly help other mothers whose children are also suffering from the same problem.
That is why it is important to share this story with others. Maybe it can help another child and a desperate mother. However, this Baby’s fate was more terrible. The family of a Sydney woman who left her newborn baby in a drain has spoken out for the first time amidst claims that the child’s mother had concealed her pregnancy. The week old boy was discovered in a 2.
meter deep drain in Quaker’s Hill in Sydney’s West. On Sunday Morning by passing cyclists, a 30-year-old woman was charged with attempted murder, and her case was heard. On Monday at Blacktown local Court in court police allege the woman admitted to abandoning the baby in the drain. A family member told Daily Mail, Australia. They were rallying together to support each other through this tough time we’re a strong family, we’re just taking it a day.
At a time they said the woman lives with her aunt uncle and cousins in Sydney’s West court documents said, while her immediate family, her parents and siblings, live in Samoa. It’S claimed that the mother hid her pregnancy from both her family and the father of her child. After they broke up earlier this year, according to the Daily Telegraph, police are believed to still be trying to formally identify the child’s father. It also claimed the baby’s mother chose a name for her son after he was discovered in the drain. Despite allegations, she dumped him in a drain.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the baby has allegedly been given a Biblical name which is also associated with one of the most infamous child death cases in Australian history. Daily Mail. Australia spoke to eight neighbors, who were each adamant that they had not seen a pregnant woman in the home. My husband and I have been talking about how strange it is that we saw people come and go from the home, but we hadn’t seen a pregnant woman. A neighbor told Daily Mail, Australia, a man who was moved next door to the family for 16 years, told Daily Mail, Australia that the Samoan family have lived in the neighborhood for a long time.
He described the family as really religious, really nice people. I can’t believe it they’ve always been so nice and stopped for a chat. You always saw them around. The neighborhood extended family is important to the family according to their neighbor, who explained that the older woman’s sister lives directly next door in the adjoining property to their semi-detached home. They were Seventh-Day Adventists.
I believe you always saw them getting dressed up for church every single Saturday and going together as a family, the sisters and their husbands and their children court documents State. The child was placed in the 2.4 meter deep drain on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after he was born at Blacktown Hospital. The accused makes full admissions to putting the baby down the drain. Knowing it may kill the baby court documents said a West Mead Children’s Hospital spokeswoman said the boy is in stable condition.
On Monday morning, it’s claimed that the little boy suffered bleeding on his brain. After his ordeal, according to the Daily Telegraph, the court heard the woman gave birth in the early hours of Tuesday Morning following a 30-hour labor. The mother accused of leaving Blacktown hospital that afternoon and catching a bus and a train to Quaker’s Hill to abandon her baby neighbors were in complete disbelief that a person on their quiet, calm Street could possibly have been involved in such a disturbing crime. A neighbor told Daily Mail, Australia that the matriarch of the family and her wheelchair-bound husband lived next door with their daughter. Their son, who recently moved out, was also seen around the house on Monday.
Their next-door neighbors said that he was particularly close with the matriarch of the family, who was allegedly the accused woman’s Aunt she’s, a lovely lady. She was very helpful in the neighborhood went to the funeral of a neighbor together. She’S been devastated, she’s a good woman on Monday morning, members of the public yelled. Shame at the accused families members as they arrived to watch Court proceedings. The neighbor says that, as well as having family living immediately next door, they were frequently visited by relatives.
They always had family around their relatives would bring around a couple of kids who would have been about six or seven? He said, I don’t think there were kids living permanently in the home. Although their son had recently moved out, he frequently returned to spend time with his family. They have a grown-up son and daughter. The son came back home.
Often he was a funny guy. He’D have a chat about cars really nice, despite knowing the family relatively well, the neighbors said I don’t remember seeing a 30 year old woman, I didn’t see a pregnant woman. There were also a couple of guys in their 20s who I saw around quite often he claimed the Samoan family had previously lived near cabramatta. The newborn baby was discovered by passing cyclists on Sunday a day where temperatures surpassed 40 degrees Celsius. The woman will receive a medical assessment while behind bars the court heard her case will be heard further at penrith court on Friday, a member of the Samoan Community who lives just minutes away from the family home says this shocking incident goes against their culture.
A member of the Samoan Community who lives just minutes away from the family home says this distressing incident goes against their culture. I’M shocked. I’Ve been speaking with other Samoans in Quaker’s Hill, and we just cannot believe one of our people to do something like that is not our culture. It’S not our way. He explained if you kill.
If you kill someone in our culture, We Believe something bad will happen to you to your family, to your children and at the family’s home on Monday morning, a male family member told Daily Mail, Australia. The past few days has been distressing and joked about unleashing his hoes on the media. A decorative teddy bear outside the family home had the words baby girl written on it, a neighbor who did not wish to be identified, told Daily Mail, Australia. The family were very, very nice people and said the Auntie occasionally helped them Garden. The neighbor said one family member living at the home was very, very sick.
He’S in a wheelchair inspector, legatz told Daily Mail, Australia on Sunday night, the 30-year-old mother was of Pacific. Islander background, it was reported earlier in the day that the baby was of Middle Eastern or Indian descent and police were looking for an Indian man in an orange shirt leaving the scene around the same time. The baby was found crying in the drain police have yet to locate the father of the child and have confirmed the mother is not married. Investigators said she had been identified through door knocking and checking medical records. The mother was admitted to Blacktown Hospital on Sunday evening.
After she complained of a stomachache while being questioned by police according to 9 News David Ott and his 18 year old daughter, Haley were two of the four cyclists who discovered the baby in a storm water pit off the M7 at Quaker’s Hill. They initially thought that the sounds were kitten, but then Mr Ott realized that they were cries of a human. I’Ve got two kids of my own, so I know what a baby screaming sounds like he told the Sydney Morning Herald it was so intense. You couldn’t tell it was a baby, we couldn’t see it, but we could hear it. It was distressed.
The drain was covered by a concrete slab which weighed over 200 kilograms and took six people to lift, including two officers who had arrived at the scene. It is believed the baby was dumped through a small Gap at the top of the drain. Underneath the concrete slab you go through life, seeing things, but you never ever imagined you’ll see something like this. Mr Ott, who only Cycles the route once a month said that baby had no chance. If we and the other people hadn’t been there.
Something made us find that baby today, I’m glad we got there to save him. He was very loud and he wanted to get out. The boy was lifted out of the drain by senior Constable Mark McAllister, who climbed in with another officer to retrieve him. How could I, how could someone do it? I myself have kids and were expecting a baby in a few more months, so it’s not good that someone’s going through this and has done this to a little one.
He said the incident has left Quakers. Hill residents in shock. Graham bridge is 44, walked the bike track regularly and said it was usually very popular with writers. On a Sunday morning he said he saw police gathered on the path as he walked back home as I walked past them. Police asked me if I had seen an Indian looking man around in an orange shirt.
Mr Bridges said. Usually I walk that way, but I used a different path today, because our dog likes chasing after the bikes, it was hot. The baby may not have survived an hour later, I’m glad it ended well and that the baby’s alive there were fears that the baby may have suffered internal injuries after being dumped in the drain. At a press conference earlier on Monday, police said that he had no signs of outward injuries, but he was malnourished. We all thought the worst, but the baby was still alive inspector David legatz, who was at the scene during the rescue, said once we found out how far the drop was.
We were concerned about the baby’s welfare, but it was wrapped up pretty well. It’S a horrific incident, but with all the team’s work from the bystanders too, it was a good result and hopefully the child will survive with the Mercury hitting 40 degrees in the area. On Sunday, he added that it was lucky that the baby was found quickly. The child was already undernourished and dehydration would have taken effect, so we held grave fears for the child’s welfare if he was exposed to this weather. He said often when this sort of thing happens.
People are in a place of desperation, Department of Family and Community Services. Lisa suret said on Sunday such an incident was rare, but it does happen and that the mother must have been desperate. If she was the person to commit the act. It is often fear that stops people coming forward, but we’re here to help Mrs charette said. Karen Healy, National president of the Australian Association of Social Workers and professor of social work at the University of Queensland said that this was a highly unusual case.
Parents abandoning their child is extremely rare in any situation. There would be less than 10 cases of outright abandonment across Australia each year, but even among these, This is highly unusual. Mrs Healy said babies are generally left on church doorsteps or at hospitals in high traffic areas. Where the parents know someone will find them and take care of them. Typically, parents will abandon their baby because of a complete inability to take care of their child and very often they’re looking for someone else to care for the child, but don’t want to be investigated.
But this is quite a different scenario and it’s clear they wanted the baby hidden. There must be some element of Shame where their families weren’t aware they were pregnant. It has the Hallmarks of mental illness or a serious drug addiction, and I can’t think of another case. Like this. Last year a baby boy was found abandoned at a residence in Kingston south of Brisbane, with a note asking the owners of the home to take care of the child reported.
The ABC Miss Healey said she was aware of another young woman from Ireland who abandoned her child last year and in both cases their families were not aware of their pregnancies. There have been multiple attempts by activist groups to implement strategies to prevent new mothers from abandoning or killing their babies. Fifteen countries around the world have implemented baby hatches where children can be left in a window anonymously for the state to deal with. The U.S also has introduced baby Haven laws which enable a person to give up their child without fear of prosecution.
As long as the child has not been harmed correction due to a police error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly said the child’s mother was age. 20 She is in fact, 30 years old police also originally stated that the child was two to three days old and has now been confirmed that the child was born on Monday and was seven days old when it was found.