Vegan parents arrested - page 3

Would someone please explain this to me? I don't really have a full grasp of what a 'vegan' is...I think it's the most restrictive vegetarian, but then, this couple wouldn't let their kid have... Read More

  1. by   ERNurse752
    I hadn't thought of the cod liver oil/laxative angle...that makes it even's like they're just creating their own little anorexic/bulimic little child.
    Most parents would notice that their babies were too small, had brittle bones, had a protruding stomach, wasn't growing/acting normally, etc...
    Or maybe they did notice, and that's exactly what they wanted, since he was concerned that she was getting chubby. Maybe I've mentioned this in my earlier post, if so, I'll reiterate...
    BABIES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CHUBBY!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
    This is so sad, that this child will always have problems b/c her parents are idiots...
    Maybe they really do have their own eating d/o, therefore didn't realize how wrong they are...but they still should have been taking her to well baby checks, immunization visits etc, where this would have been caught earlier. So they didn't even meet that responsibility.
    Hopefully she got her tubes tied after she delivered.
  2. by   LasVegasRN
  3. by   ma kettle
    I love my veggies too. But all this talk about this off-center couple(parent) makes me wonder there was never a license to raise kids. Some people need the obvious told to them.

    I am pulling out a delmontico steak out of the freezer for tomorrow. I guess I'll be schedualing my open heart with the veggie surgeon soon.
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    :chuckle :chuckle Yup.. just finished a big plate of meaty lasagne with a tall glass of milk... mmmmmmmmmmmmm...

  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sixteen-month-old Ice Swinton weighed only 10 pounds, looked like a 2- or 3-month-old and was half the normal weight of a child her age when authorities discovered her close to death last November.
    :angryfire :angryfire

    for this child. OBVIOUSLY, these parents have mental health problems and never took their child to a pediatrician for surely intervention would have occurred earlier.

    I am all for a national database for newborns to track immunizations and sending VN to find kids who haven't been followed-up with checkups.
  6. by   hogan4736
    all kidding aside...This kid's name is "ICE"


    I'll name my next child "Swizzle Stick"

    Originally posted by hogan4736
    all kidding aside...This kid's name is "ICE"


    Yeah, we were all so wrapped up in everything else we forgot about that horrible name. Further proof that these parents are insane...

  8. by   Agnus
    Check your bag of chips, Odd are they're fried in vegtable oil. No cholesterol. That's not to say you wont make cholesterol from it once you eat it.

    This whole thing about the breast milk is a case where a little knowledge is dangerous. I haven't read the article but someone mentioned they use cod liver oil. Again these people are uneducated.
    I have yet to meed a vagan who did not advocate breast milk. Whether the reason is animal protection (political) or a belief that animinal products are unhealthy or that humans were not meant to consume animinals not using human breast milk goes against all these various takes on being vegan.

    You're right stupid people should not be allowed to breed. Think I'll go read the article now.
  9. by   Agnus
    Bad typist/spellers (me) shouldn't be allowed either. God I wish I could post just once without having to edit and still have errors after I edit.
  10. by   Agnus
    Ah, religion. There are a number of established religions that advocate a vegitarian diet. But none advocate what was done here. It never ceased to amaze me how people can twist a religions docterine out of shape. stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Now in all fairness, I knew a family who named their kids Wind, Rain and Storm. I asked, it had nothing to do with the weather at the time they were born.
    Last edit by Agnus on May 1, '02
  11. by   shay
    Originally posted by hogan4736

    I'll name my next child "Swizzle Stick"
  12. by   Teshiee
    Blatant ignorance! If they were vegans they should seek some reference in feeding their child appropriately. I hope they get convicted! Crazy!
  13. by   eltrip
    :angryfire Those two excuses for parents ought to be, at the very least, Horsewhipped! Every vegetarian and vegan whom I've ever known are tremendous advocates for breastfeeding babies. What they've done is criminal. Whoever gave them their ideas on nutrition needs to be prosecuted as well. As I read this article yesterday, I also noted that they fed their child flax seed, another laxative. Their idiocy and arrogance is appalling!

    When I was in nursing school, some of my fellow students & I came up with a creative idea for dealing with the moms who gave birth to crack babies & abused their other children: an open TAH/BSO without anesthesia. I think these parents have earned similar surgeries.

    I'm an understanding person...kind, considerate, etc...until a child is abused. The mama lion begins to roar!