Okay the story is my brother is a diagnosed schitzophrenic, he was diagnosed at 15 he's now 32. A few years ago he met a woman through one of his behavior management programs that has some major emotional problems. Not sure what the exact term is for her condition but she is very slow, and doesn't really know how to take care of herself, ie. bathing, wearing clean clothes, taking care of a house, or getting or keeping a job. My family was devastated when she got pregnant, but we gave them lots of support and loved our newest baby nephew. When he was 10 months old she accused my brother of beating her and he was sent to jail and she was left alone with the baby. My family and I tried several times to get custody of him because she was not mentally capable. Finally when she ditched him with a drug addict cps removed him and gave full custody to my mom. He is now 3 and has so many emotional problems from being severely neglected as a baby. At first he couldn't even handle being touched, but he's come really far in my moms care. After my brother got out of jail he went back to her, and of course got her pregnant again. Their daughter is 13 months old and they just had another baby boys 2 weeks ago. Cps does in home checks on them all the time and so far they are doing everything they are supposed to be doing in their eyes. Last week the new baby got so sick he had to be life flighted to a hospital 6 hours away. My brother asked me to take care of his daughter so I drove 2 hours away and brought her home so they could go be with the baby, who turned out to have intestinal malformation and require surgery to put all his insides in the right places. This was a birth defect most likely caused by his mother smoking a pack a day while pregnant and malnutrion. Anyway, I got my niece home and she was filthy. All of her clothes were dirty, and she has brown scabs all over her head from never getting bathed. Not only that but she's 13 months and not walking and barely crawling and there is something obviously wrong with her hips. Also she is so quiet, she never talks or cries. She got hit in the head by my 18month old with a toy and didn't even whimper, and when she'd fall over or bump her head she didn't make a peep. I'm so worried about her. Now she's back at home with her parents, and they have a very sick baby to take care of. He has a 6 inch long incision on his tummy that has to be clean and cared for or he could get a serious infection. I'm just so worried about both of these babies but cps told my mom that unless there is physical proof of abuse they can't do anything.
I'm sorry this is so long and if you've taken the time to read the whole thing I thank you. I just want some advice. I fear for the lives of 2 innocent children. I love my brother to death and I know his disease is not his fault and he really does love his kids, he just doesn't know the proper way to take care of them. My niece was still drinking forumula and eating baby food, she'd never even had solid food yet until she came here and she's over a year old. He just doesn't know how to do it, he barely knows how to take care of himself. Any advice would be really appreciated.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:26 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by luckysevenwow at 1:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by mama2bof2 at 1:32 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
OMG!!! Call the Child Support!!! Tell them everything! Ask second and third opinions! Probably they clean up the children when the child supporter go there. You should take some photos how the little girl looked like when you saw her first! It is awkward! I am so sorry for you and the little children:( I don't know why on the Earth the People from the Government don't do anything! You can't protect your brother and that woman anymore. It is all about the children now!
Answer by adriennfaklya at 1:35 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by angelmine2011 at 2:08 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by ohwrite at 1:00 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by momof241988 at 1:06 AM on Dec. 28, 2010
Answer by momof241988 at 1:07 AM on Dec. 28, 2010