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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">It was every parent’s nightmare: a few days before Christmas 1999, Elizabeth and Samuel Glick, Old Order Amish dairy farmers in rural Dornsife, Pennsylvania, an hour’s drive north of Harrisburg, found their youngest child, 4-month-old Sara Lynn, gravely ill. They rushed her to a local hospital, from where she was soon transferred to the larger Geisinger Medical Center in the next county. There, a doctor noted a hemorrhage in her right eye and extensive bruising on her body, and suspected that her injuries were caused by child abuse.</td>
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The CPS behaved predictably without using any common sense.<br><br>
Poor Family! They could not even be together for the funeral. Medicine and government always separate family members when they need each other the most.
 

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I'm confused. How is removing children from the home when the parents are suspected of having severely abused and later killed one of them behaving without common sense?<br><br>
Yes, it's unfortunate, but this is apparently a rare, genetic disorder the symptoms of which mimics severe injury - one that it took a specialist some time to discover. How is CPS supposed to recognize it on the spot?
 

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It's sad, but I have to agree with Dragonfly. The disease is so rare that there is no call to suspect it. When you see injuries like that, you can't say, oh, gee, maybe this child has a fabulously rare genetic disorder that just makes it *look* like the parents are beating the living crap out of her. Let's send her back for a few weeks while we test her.
 

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I agree with Dragonfly....It looked like abuse. But know that people know about this the medical and CPS in those communities need to be aware. Amish and Minnonite are more likely to have certain deseases because of restricted mating.
 

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A thump on the head for THIS:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">nother clue was that Sara had been born at home, where a midwife had not given her a vitamin K shot—standard procedure for hospital-born babies, who are given the shot to ensure that their blood will clot properly.</td>
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Arrgh.
 

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Yes, that Vitamin K woulda fixed her right up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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I agree with CPS on this one. If the child WAS being abused and they did nothing, everyone would be sitting here screaming for their heads. Unfortunate, but what else were they supposed to do when thye saw this poor child looking so beat up?<br><br>
The Vit K comment was just asinine - like that shot would have accomplished anything.
 
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