At 17 months my granddaughter was scalded over 39% of her body, my daughter was investigated by the local detectives and dhs and found NOT guilty. The baby had crawled up on the toilet , crawled into the sink, turned on the hot water, the hot water heater .choose that time to start to malfunction and put out water at 135 degrees. The baby had third degree burns in 3 seconds. Months in Ia. City, 4 skin graphs, having to relearn to walk 3 times, lots of rehab,at Ia. City Waterloo. and at home, which is with me. My daughter was asked to resign from her job at Ageon, she would not leave the hospital......or her daughter. Any way we now have a whinny, scowl faced little girl on our hands. Mom has finished her BA while taking care of her little girl the last 18 months.This behavior is seriously getting on both of our nerves ANY suggestions or thoughts will/would be greatly appreciated!!Answer Question
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by mamawilbur at 1:21 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by Gremlyn1980 at 1:25 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Poor Honey! I am so sorry your granddaughter had to go through all that!! That must have been a very traumatic, and I can imagine that she's having some trouble understanding how to live happily. Has anyone mentioned the possibility of getting psychological help for her? There are therapists who specialize in infant-toddler mental health who can work with the caregivers to help a very young child deal with trauma and bring peace and normalcy back to the family. Of course then you'll still have to deal with normal little kid behavior, but I'm sure you two can handle that. I'd try to find someone who can help you all figure out what this little girl needs. Good luck.
Answer by Sebbiemama at 9:38 PM on Jul. 5, 2011