I don't usually bring over local news like this, but I have some serious questions! Here's the story:
EUGENE, Ore. -- Two-year old Lincoln Weathers of Springfield was pronounced dead at the hospital after being rushed from a house where the sheriff's office thinks the boy choked on something.
The house is the same place where a 2-year-old boy was injured in a fall and later died in July 2008 while being cared for in a daycare operation, the sheriff's office confirmed to KVAL News.
Sheriff deputies said Weathers was being cared for by 29-year old Janna Bauman. In a 911 call Bauman reported that Weathers was choking.
The incident is under investigation by the Lane County Sheriff's Office and the Medical Examiner's section of the District Attorney's office. <snipped> Much more at link.
IIRC, licensed sitters must take safety classes, so why couldn't she help a choking child? And why didn't she have a phone to call 911???
As for the previous child who died in her care, how can a child die from falling from a tricycle?
This is bugging me...
Alot of questions need to be asked!
Two children die in one year?
No..........even if coincidence, someone is not watching diligently enough.
Those poor parents......
Here are some thinks for the Weather's case:
Boy, 2, dies after being at house where a child was fatally ...
Eugene daycare death investigation - Breaking News, Local News ...
Here is a link to the 2008 case:
Owner of daycare where child died shares her story | KVAL CBS 13 ...
Sheriff depts news release of the 2008 case:
Last edited by SuziQ; 11-21-2009 at 03:41 PM.
I'm not getting how a small child receives severe injuries and blunt force trauma from falling off a small tricycle type toy.
The Web site reviewchildcare.com says Baumann is certified in first aid and CPR. http://www.kval.com/news/25791374.html <snipped>
This is the part that bugs me about the choking! I'm not certified in first aid and I know what to do! How often do kids die from choking these days, when someone is there watching them at all times? That's what I want to know!
I'd like to know what Conner's mom thinks of this second incident...(Conner is the first little boy who died..)
I don't know anything more. They did say LE is investigating...we'll see what happens.
ETA: If I hear any local chit chat, I'll report on that also.
Connor's death could be considered a horrible tragedy.
I guess it could be possible that he fell off the mini trike
and his body hit the ground hard enough to cause his
liver to be severed.
Maybe his body hit the sprinkler head.
The thing that bothers me is the day care provider
is trained in cpr and first aid.
If you have kids at all, you know if there is a bad fall, you look
for signs of sleepiness, not responding, wanting to sleep,
acting in a different manner.
And then Connor was grey and 'cold' when 911 was finally called.
Maybe the day care provider let him take a nap.
But, LE ruled it an accident.
But, it is rare that another death has occurred.
No wonder we are all thinking, what is going on there?
I hope LE is throughly investigating
The second boy choked.
It is possible he swallowed something food or otherwise and it became lodged in his throat.
It just raises the hackles, all our senses go into overdrive.
Hope more information comes out in the next few days.
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Why could this woman not find her phone to call 911 ?
She couldn't find her phone and had a neighbor call 911. Hours later, Conner was dead and Bauman was in shock
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you....
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This looks to be her myspace page!
"What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are." - C.S. Lewis
I'm not sure if we are allowed to link to MySpace, but I do know we can mention it!
If that is her and she signed on yesterday as "cheerful", that freaks me out!
We need to take care before pointing fingers, I know the parents of Lincoln, these two people are all about their kids and would never have let someone they did not trust to care for their kids. The parents are my nephew and his wife. IF they felt their child was in any danger in any shape or fashion , I can promise you they would never have left him with the sitter. There is much more to this story then you are reading in the news, and for the first child that died there of head injury. It is very possible to have happened that way. My bestfriend's grandson died in a similiar fashion. Just tripped and fell , hitting his head on the curb. It can and does happen.
The reason we are sleuthing this case is that is it SO odd. We are trying to eliminate the possibility of foul play in our minds. We are not wanting to "investigate" the families of these children, but would like to know more about the sitter. Thank you and welcome to Websleuths!
I have seen a child die from a tricycle accident. So I know it can happen.
What happened in the case that I know of, personally,
The child fell off of his tricycle. The parents thought he was fine as he only had minor bruising. The mother is a nurse so she really didn't think anything of it but some bruises. I can't remember how long after the accident, he died from internal bleeding.
Most people understand that falling from a height or being involved in a car accident can inflict great force and trauma upon the body. If blunt force is involved, the outside of the body may not necessarily be damaged, but enough compression may occur to internal organs to cause injury and bleeding.
I can tell you , these people are related. And it is a tragedy for all involved.
Did she know CPR? Did she use CPR as the child was choking? Why did the child choke? Was he eating? If he was eating, was anyone watching him while he was eating?
Last edited by jjenny; 11-22-2009 at 05:52 PM.
Both deaths are very sad for the families of the children. Ms. Bauman only seems to be concerned with HER feelings. On her facebook page she states
"why must some take the loss of a family member and try to turn it into more than what it is. Miss you linky dinky doo."
What does that mean. Is she upset that she is being questioned? And doesn't think she is doing anything wrong. How on earth does a 2 year old choke to death when the caregiver states she is a nursing student? Where was she? What was she doing. At least she should be guilty of neglect. She obviously was not there.
As for the first death, I always found that to be very suspicious. Not by the accident, but by her reaction. Stating, she did everything right, I miss him. Nothing about feeling guilty.
Her facebook page yesterday was updated with this:
"Go Ducks! That was F'in awesome."
Really, she's watching a football game and posting about it. Sounds like a narcissistic sociopath.
Her friends even post, that she shouldn't have to go through this. Really, no sympathy for the family of the little boy. Her neighbors have said he hears constant fighting and screaming at her own children. I do hope they reinvestigate the first death and look deep into this one, before there is another one.
And her facebook page is not private:
Last edited by concerned101; 11-22-2009 at 05:51 PM.
Concerned...I was wondering about how a child could choke too...when the person has had CPR. And I agree, her demeanor after is highly strange! I posted what her MS said the next day after it happened.
I hope the state has suspended her license until they can investigate this completely. And I'm saying that based on what she is blogging, actually.
P. S. We aren't allowed to link to MS, FB or Twitter. We can discuss it as long as the person isn't a minor.