A father in Iowa City, Bryan Powe was arrested after his son got a bee sting and he delayed seeking treatment for it. However, the story gets a little complicated.
Apparently the boy was stung and the child’s grandparents were concerned because the bite was swelling and had hives around it. When they dropped the boy off at the father’s house, he went inside and refused to address the situation. The worried grandparents called the police.
When the police came, the father still refused to open the door so the police called an ambulance. When they finally entered the home, the father said he was “too stressed to care for kids” that day. The dad was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.
Sure, a bee sting can be harmless, though painful, but it can also be deadly. A parent “too stressed out” to care for his kids won’t be alert to any potential dangers. Thankfully, the grandparents (not sure if they are biological since the article refers to them as “a couple that considers themselves to be the child’s grandparents”) knew something was wrong and acted on it quickly, not just for the potential seriousness of the bee sting but for the long–term well being of the child.
Have you ever had a feeling that something was off with a child’s parents? What did you do? Would you do if a parent wouldn’t seek treatment for a bee sting?
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