Foster mother, neonatal nurse arrested after infant dies - page 4

This story is so tragic. I feel so sorry for the biological mother of this little baby. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a foster mother has been arrested after a 9-month-old boy in her... Read More

  1. by   SchoolNurseBSN
    Quote from Wife of Spinner
    It is illogical to think that drugs have no impact on our society whatsoever. If it takes showing the extreme to get people to realize that they do indeed impact out society, then so be it. My original post on this issue stated that children should not have to suffer because of the selfishness and stupidity of adults. That is not illogical.

    I also would like to point out that the biological mother had her children, the 9-month old boy and a 2-year old girl, taken away from her because her son had THC in his system and her 2-year old daughter had cocaine in hers. Do not tell me that these two children consented to the drugs. That would be illogical. Here is the story, so you can read it for yourself.

    http://www.shadowscope.com/archives/...ing_a_baby.php

    And this is not the only two cases of children who are being treated in hospitals across the country with drugs in their system. I have seen more stories on children with drugs in there system that it breaks my heart to hear people say that they have a right to what they wish with their own bodies.

    You want logic, well here it is. The Constitution of the United States does indeed say that we can do such that. The Constitution also goes on to say that the right to do what you want may begin at your body but ends at the body of another.

    It is our job as adults to protect our children. Period. If that means you can't smoke your pot, then you can't smoke your pot. Boo. Friggity. Hoo.

    Amen! Regardless of any laws - we have an ethical duty to protect our children. And protecting our children DOES NOT include getting stoned in front of them, getting sloppy drunk in their presence, and ignoring their needs. Drugs and alcohol take your attention away from your child. And the younger the child - the greater chance they could hurt themselves or accidentally ingest whatever substance is being passed around at the moment. Once you become a parent - your wants and needs are SECONDARY!!! If you feel like you just need to do drugs or alcohol - get yourself a good babysitter - go do your thing - sleep it off and go back to your children and take care of them!!!

    I am a school nurse and all I see on a daily basis is lack of parental responsibility! I am absolutely sick of it!!! Kids with broken bones who the parents refuse to pick up (if you can find a working number at all). Moms thinking it is cute that their 12 year old is pregnant by their 20 year old boyfriends (or mom's boyfriend). Parents pulling kids out of school to babysit their younger siblings......or to get a job and make a living for their lazy butts. Students who I have had to call 911 because they were barely concious from the heroin they got from the local supplier (their dad)!! What are we doing to the future leaders of our society??

    If you want to only think about yourself, want to party all the time, and worship your bong - here's a clue - DO NOT HAVE KIDS! Keep your ******* pants on. Having a child is the greatest privilage in the world - not something to be ignored and abused!!!
  2. by   momandstudent
    You summed it up so well!!! Exactly, if you can't function properly for yourself-please, please, please for the sake of innocence...do not get yourself or someone else pregnant.
  3. by   S.N. Visit
    Quote from momandstudent
    You summed it up so well!!! Exactly, if you can't function properly for yourself-please, please, please for the sake of innocence...do not get yourself or someone else pregnant.

    Or become a foster parent!
  4. by   Wife of Spinner
    Quote from Tanzanite
    Or become a foster parent!
    ABSOLUTELY!
  5. by   Chapis
    Quote from jak2010
    what a nightmare!! i live in the augusta area and saw this on the local news tonight...makes me sick...what an ignorant woman. may she rot in jail.
    you mean, may she rot in hell.
  6. by   Bettie P
    Quote from Wife of Spinner
    It is illogical to think that drugs have no impact on our society whatsoever. If it takes showing the extreme to get people to realize that they do indeed impact out society, then so be it. My original post on this issue stated that children should not have to suffer because of the selfishness and stupidity of adults. That is not illogical.
    Please point out where I said that drugs have no impact on our society. That they do is indisputable. My point is, I believe that your posting a link to the same extreme story twice in one thread conveys your belief that it should be obvious that pot smoking impairs your ability to be a good parent. If all pot smokers turned purple tomorrow, you might be shocked to learn how many good parents you know had turned purple.

    I also would like to point out that the biological mother had her children, the 9-month old boy and a 2-year old girl, taken away from her because her son had THC in his system and her 2-year old daughter had cocaine in hers. Do not tell me that these two children consented to the drugs. That would be illogical.
    Indeed it would. That's why I never made the asinine claim that children could consent.


    I have seen more stories on children with drugs in there system that it breaks my heart to hear people say that they have a right to what they wish with their own bodies.
    People do have a right to do what they wish with their own bodies. Now, if drugs are found in their children's systems, they are not adhering to the "my body, my business" credo and are therefore a tool.

    You want logic, well here it is. The Constitution of the United States does indeed say that we can do such that. The Constitution also goes on to say that the right to do what you want may begin at your body but ends at the body of another.
    You are absolutely right. And nothing I said contradicts that. See? We agree!

    It is our job as adults to protect our children. Period. If that means you can't smoke your pot, then you can't smoke your pot. Boo. Friggity. Hoo.
    Part of the way we do our job as adults to conduct our lives in such a manner as to keep adult activities to adult times. Anyone who chooses to expose their child to inappropriate things lacks parenting skills. However, it is totally possible for parents to indulge in things that would be inappropriate for children without compromising their standing as good parents or good people.

    And BTW, I'm not going to cry over spilled pot. Personally, I don't indulge. I would get mighty righteous, however, if someone implied that I couldn't be a good parent if I drank beer or wine just because some halfwit thought it was funny to get their toddler drunk.
  7. by   Marvie
    How the *bleep* does one become a neonatal nurse and NOT UNDERSTAND that infants are MOUTH BREATHERS?????????? Who using common sense would ever tape a pacifyer to an infants mouth? was this so-called nurse using marijuana as well? Sorry, it's stories like this that really get my nurse blood boiling. That poor little child, how horrid.
  8. by   samer
    foster mother child relatioship
  9. by   cursedandblessed
    i found her on the sc bon licensee lookup. she was licensed in 2006 as an rn.

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