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Stillborn found at laundry service *possible trigger* Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
17th Apr '13

How does this happen? How do you lose someone's child? :( :( :(



http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/17/baby-body-found-minnesota/2090363/




RED WING, Minn.

мɑkɑnɑni ~*~, FL, United States 63129 posts
status 17th Apr '13

While it's horrific and horrible, at least it didn't suffer.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Ellie.:" How does this happen? How do you lose someone's child? :( :( :( http://www.usatoday.com/story/news ... [snip!] ... up in a sheet shipped to the laundry facility, but Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman said he sees no indication of foul play."


Because we are all humans and humans make mistakes. It is very sad but not the biggest surprise/mistake i've ever heard of.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
17th Apr '13

I know.... I know it's not the worst thing that could happen. I just put myself in that mother's shoes and think that if that were me, and I just went through the heartbreak of losing a child like that, and then they lost my child while I needed to make plans and wanted to see my baby, etc. I'd be so livid.....

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 11981 posts
17th Apr '13

I'm going to say this as nicely as possible



At least the baby had already passed away,while its awful and sad it could have been so much worse if the infant had been living

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Ellie.:" I know.... I know it's not the worst thing that could happen. I just put myself in that mother's shoes ... [snip!] ... child like that, and then they lost my child while I needed to make plans and wanted to see my baby, etc. I'd be so livid....."


It is very sad for that family. But hospitals are not perfect and never will be but I don't see that people will decide to stop seeing doctors and going to E.R.'s, etc any time soon.

Elliot Grace (18 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18233 posts
17th Apr '13

That's scary. But as someone above said- at least it wasn't a case of abuse

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
17th Apr '13

I know. Errors happen. I would just think especially with something as delicate as a person or baby that has passed on, that people would be especially dilligent and careful.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20545 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Ellie.:" I know. Errors happen. I would just think especially with something as delicate as a person or baby that has passed on, that people would be especially dilligent and careful."


I would too and I kind of assume that it was maybe a custodian cleaning up and didn't realize, since there would not be much weight to the baby, you know?

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" I would too and I kind of assume that it was maybe a custodian cleaning up and didn't realize, since there would not be much weight to the baby, you know? "


Yeah.... I guess that could have been the case. It's just so damn sad.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Ellie.:" I know. Errors happen. I would just think especially with something as delicate as a person or baby that has passed on, that people would be especially dilligent and careful."

I agree. 22 week old baby or not, it's a deceased human being. It's obvious the body was not treated with the up most respect and by that I mean, when they took the deceased from the parents the baby should have been taken to the morgue and then placed where the deceased is supposed to be kept. Not just laying around wrapped in linens. Had that been the case this wouldn't have happened.
I'm thinking about the parents of the child and I'm also thinking about the laundry mat workers. I am sure that is an image that will never leave their minds :(

Bri + One ♥ Due October 19; 1 child; Florida 4316 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *PeanutButter*:</b>" I'm going to say this as nicely as possible At least the baby had already passed away,while its awful and sad it could have been so much worse if the infant had been living"</blockquote>




My exact thoughts. I still feel terrible for the parents.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
17th Apr '13

:shock:
I am an advocate of "Hospitals make human errors, get over it"
But if this was my 22 week old baby and I found out it got wrapped in a f**king blanket and sent to the laundry mat, I would be devastated. That is INSANE.

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
17th Apr '13

I wouldn't want to be notified if that was my baby. I'd like to think I'd make final arrangements for it well before two weeks went by, but I've never been in that situation so who knows. But if that was my baby, I wouldn't want to know. Even if I wanted the remains to bury, I'd hope they'd just give me a casket and cross their fingers I didn't ask for it to be opened at any time. This is one of the few "go ahead and lie to me" situations that for me, would be perfectly warranted.



If I found out that my 22 week stillborn (I am 22 weeks now) was lost and fell on the floor at a laundry processing facility, I'd lose my f**king mind. That would just be it for me.

Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 735 posts
17th Apr '13

If I worked there and found that baby I don't think I could ever go back.