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    PA - Boy Left In Old Diaper Now Critical In Pittsburgh Burn Unit

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...28/detail.html

    GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Suffering skin burns from a diaper that likely hadn't been changed in a month, a child was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment, police said
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    From the article:
    Rodriguez is being held in the county prison. He told a judge that he was caring for the two children because their mother is in jail, too.
    I'd say "caring" is not the proper term to use here. Those poor kids!

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    WTAE Channel 4's Jennifer Miele reported that the brother of the child's mother visited the children on Christmas. When he tried to hug them, he said they screamed in pain, so he called police and an ambulance.

    The girl is being treated at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, where nurses filled her bed with dolls and toys for Christmas.

    Police said they found Rodriguez's apartment on East Pittsburgh Street filled with garbage, and the floor was covered with food and waste.
    Thank god for the Uncle...

    Poor Babies

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneInOz View Post
    Thank god for the Uncle...

    Poor Babies

    Yes, Jane, thank God for the uncle as far too often we read of the opposite, family members turning a blind eye to abuse.

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    Praise God the babies are now being helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybass0711 View Post
    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/...28/detail.html

    GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Suffering skin burns from a diaper that likely hadn't been changed in a month, a child was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment, police said


    This criminal needs to be charges with Aggravated Child Abuse, and I mean do some serious time! This just infuriates me!
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    Wow, that is awful, I am astounded at the things people do to their poor children.

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    I hope that these children will recover completely and have a chance at a real life with people that love them and care for them the way they should be cared for. As for the POS dad, I hope he serves some hard time behind this! Thank God the uncle had the good sense to call for help.
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    Im surprised the diapers stayed on that long! I would think they would have bogged down so much that they would have expanded and fell off unless they were duct taped on and the 3 year old would have been able to pull hers off also...I dont know how many times my kids pulled off their diapers once they figured it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    Im surprised the diapers stayed on that long! I would think they would have bogged down so much that they would have expanded and fell off unless they were duct taped on and the 3 year old would have been able to pull hers off also...I dont know how many times my kids pulled off their diapers once they figured it out.
    I agree

    Nappies get heavy with wee and poop
    I don't get how it could possibly have stayed on for a month ?
    A DAY of leaving it on could cause cronic burning even a month ???? sounds a bit far fetched to me
    YES CHILD ABUSE
    But a month ? nah it would have fallen off with the weight and or the child could remove it UNLESS the child was tied down in the cot or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    Im surprised the diapers stayed on that long! I would think they would have bogged down so much that they would have expanded and fell off unless they were duct taped on and the 3 year old would have been able to pull hers off also...I dont know how many times my kids pulled off their diapers once they figured it out.
    That's a good point. My 10-month old can pull off her diaper. Perhaps they were cloth diapers, pinned on? Or maybe they were afraid of punishment if they pulled them off? Or maybe the "father" just kept (gag) putting the dirty diapers back on??

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    if the children were not being fed much or given much to drink then maybe the diaper was not getting filled as much as one normally would. this is truely horrible! their uncle is their hero! I want to know if in this months time there was anybody else around to see these babies? I'm betting someone out there was aware of their situation and just didn't do anything

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    It's heinous either way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. E View Post
    That's a good point. My 10-month old can pull off her diaper. Perhaps they were cloth diapers, pinned on? Or maybe they were afraid of punishment if they pulled them off? Or maybe the "father" just kept (gag) putting the dirty diapers back on??
    This was my thought. Perhaps he just keep reusing them? Or taping them on.

    I used cloth diapers, and my kid could pull them off as easy as a disposable one--even if pinned on. Snaps were a little harder, but eventually the kid could get through those too. Other cloth diapers I know also had diaper escape artists so it's not as hard as you might think.

    Although cloth diapers might eventually dry and become less heavy and don't expand like the chemicals in disposables ones so this might be plausible as well. I know back in the way wet prefolds were allowed to dry and reused so it might make sense that they'd dry and not become full like a disposable diaper would.

    It reminds me of the case where the parents left the baby in the car seat for a week, eventually the waste ate into his poor body. I assume this would happen here if waste was left close to the body for extended periods of time.

    What a tragic case. What a relief the are receiving the attention and care they need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildTrose View Post
    Im surprised the diapers stayed on that long! I would think they would have bogged down so much that they would have expanded and fell off unless they were duct taped on and the 3 year old would have been able to pull hers off also...I dont know how many times my kids pulled off their diapers once they figured it out.
    I was thinking the same thing, Trose. Poor child.

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    December 2008:

    When police attempted to talk to Mr. Rodriguez, they said he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance. Officers found two empty cough syrup bottles on the back of the couch behind the man's head...

    Police said the man was evasive in answering questions, but they weren't sure if that was intentional.

    "When asked when he had last changed the child's diaper, he stated that it was [Thursday.] When asked what time, he stated, 'not too long ago.'

    "At times, he would laugh and the situation and would continue to be incomprehensible, mumbling and not making sense when speaking," the report said.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/local/we...s/200812270111

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