Savannah - posted on 12/03/2008 ( 32 moms have responded )
I've been so distraught & I thought I'd share this story with all of you. Fri Nov 7th my babysitter (home daycare) texted me asking when I was going to pick him up? No hurry she said. I told her 4:30, like usual. I figured it was Friday and she wanted to make sure I wasn't going to be late or something. When I got there she was in the driveway because she said she'd been driving him around cause he'd been crying so much. I asked what happened. She said nothing but that he has bad gas. "What have you been eating?" she said. Anyways, he was crying soooo hard but I couldn't figure out what was wrong. My parents came over that evening. It wasn't til 8 or so that we figured out that something was wrong with his arm. It kind of hung limp, we noticed. We took him to the ER & they said it was a spiral fracture!!! This means it had to have been a twist that caused it. I totally didn't want to think that the babysitter could have done this. I asked so many questions. Could it have been an accident? Maybe, but she didn't say anything happened. Could another kid have done it? No, it would take too much force. The kids were only 2 years old. The babysitter still hasn't admitted anything! DHS asked her to voluntarily cease care of the other children that she was babysitting, and she has. The Sheriff's office is working on the case and are suppose to be charging her soon but I'm getting annoyed it's taking so long! She's put us through so much! We couldn't even leave the hospital until DHS & police cleared us as suspects. I understand that it is procedure & for the safety of the child. But it's been so traumatic for our family. It is so hard to go back to work now and leave him with someone else but I have to!