What an unnecessary tragedy. My first question is…why was the father walking around free? The next question is…in the comments, a mother of a daughter that was also violently shaken by her father commented that her daughter was able to recover somewhat, by surgery. Is this surgery not available to all shaken babies? Is it a matter of who has money or insurance?
And while reading the comments, there was this poignant one:
Perhaps every high school boy should be taken to a facility where they can see the results of shaking a baby to help them understand just how forceful it is and the damage it can do?
And as a side note ~ she is an example of the kind and compassionate folks who staff state hospitals and other care facilities…just wanted to point that out since there are so many who paint all staff as Nurse Ratchetts. There are bad apples in every profession, for sure, but from my own experience, it was just a handful, while the majority were there because they cared.