It’s things like this that make me take a moment to thank GOD for my loving family and normal childhood. I had all the love and support I could handle.
I pray that somehow this baby finds the same.
A baby in Ohio has survived being born in a toilet of a Burger King bathroom… during his mother’s “suspected” heroin overdose.
Poor, sweet baby. I really, REALLY hope this sad start doesn’t affect the rest of his life. Hopefully, he’ll end up in a loving home.
Police told the local news station that they initially responded to a report of a man passed out in a vehicle.
According to Fox 8 Ohio:
Officers reportedly found 26-year-old Zachary Frey passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle and Elizabeth D. Sanders, also 26, sitting on the toilet in the women’s restroom, a suspected ball of heroin on the floor beside her.
That’s not all they found…
Sanders told officers she thought she had suffered a miscarriage, police said. However, when the officer looked inside the toilet, there was an infant lying face up, according to the Chillicothe Gazette. The officer reportedly told Sanders to stand up, causing the child to roll face down into the water.
OMG… this is so incredibly sad. It seriously makes me feel sick to my stomach.
The medic grabbed the newborn, who was still breathing, and the baby was taken to the hospital. Chillicothe Police Capt. Larry Bamfield told the paper the boy is expected to be “OK,” but it’s not clear what plans are in place for the child’s custody.
Police say Frey was taken to Ross County Jail and charged with operating a vehicle impaired and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sanders pleaded guilty on Monday after being charged over an unrelated warrant for theft.
My prayers are with this innocent baby.