School official accused in abuse

School official accused in abuse

There are 232 comments on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Dec 1, 2007, titled School official accused in abuse. In it, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

Clayton County police charged the grandmother and parents of 13-month-old twin boys with child abuse after discovering the children weigh less than 10 pounds each --- far below the 27- to 39-pound range for ...

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THE_TRUTH

United States

#1 Dec 11, 2007
Everyone needs to know the facts before passing judgement on Christi Zelek! The fact of the matter is that 90% of what is being reported is FALSE! Lets start 13 months ago….Tessa Zelek went into labor 3 months early (the day after her baby shower) and had to have an emergency “C” Section. The boys weighed a little over 3 lbs at birth and spent a long time in Southern Regional. The media failed to mention that the twins were Premi’s and not normal 13 month old children! The boys have been to multiple doctors and have been sick since the day they were born! They have spent most of their lives in and out of the Hospital. Tessa has asked numerous Doctor’s why they were so small and she has laways been told “it is because they are Pre-mature babies and they are not as developed as normal children their age” and she has also constantly been told “You will always have criticism because they were born so Pre-Mature.” Now lets fast forward… There is alot that has not been reported in the media. First was that in October the boys saw the Pediatrician and was even given a Flu Shot! Tessa called the day after because the boys were sick because of the shot and was told to give them tylenol. How could that quack Doctor give sick Pre-Mature babies a Flu Shot? If there was a malnutrician problem at that time why didn’t he send them to the hospital instead of giving them the flu? Why did the reporters not state that DFACS was out at Tessa and Jay’s house 1.5 weeks before 11/20/07. When the caseworker unexpectedly showed up at their house Tessa was in the process of Feeding the boys. The caseworker held the boys, talked to Tessa, came back the next day and drug tested them (They passed!) and stated he did not see anything wrong. Why has none of this been reported? The friday before 11/20/07 Tessa had to be taken by ambulance because she had a seizure while she was in the store. Tessa has been under the care of a Doctor for some time bacause of Grand Mal seizures. On 11/20/07 when Christi Zelek came to Tessa and Jay’s house to check on them they were not unconscious! Tessa was very sick and had had a seizure earlier that day. She was vomitting and very weak. Jay was also very sick. The family member that Christi Zelek was said to have called actually called her offering help and offered to care for the boys so that christi could get Medical help for Tessa and Jay. There was no hiding of any children!!!! Christi told her to do whatever she needed to do to care for the boys. The “family member” had the boys for a while and stated they were doing OK and said she would contact another “family member” who had experience with Pre-Mature babies to help. Meanwhile Tessa was having seizures with the Paramedics at their house. Jay and Tessa were both Taken by ambulance to Henry Medical Center. Tessa never refused a drug test and never signed herself out! The head nurse at the hospital was also called and begged to please keep Tessa over-night for observation and would not. Tessa was released at 2:30am that morning because they said that she had not had another seizure and was just weak and vomitting. Christi Zelek did nothing wrong! She loved, cared and tried to help a whole family!!!! She did not “clean up” the trailer, but she was the boys bottles. I guess cleaning bottles is considered cleaning up!
Angry Mom

Mcdonough, GA

#3 Dec 13, 2007
They were not born pre-mature for any reasons involving her taking Oxycontin when she was pregnant is there!!!! Put that in there. There is is not excuse in the way those boys looked and the condition they were in. If there was all this family support where were they when they before they got to that point, and get some common sense to take them to another doctor? Tessa has always been on drugs from the time she was a teenager.
KEITH EDWARD PADGETT

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Dec 13, 2007
I KNOW JAMES ALVIN McCART I WENT TO JAIL WITH HIM ON AN ARSON CHARGE THAT I DIDN'T COMMIT. FACTS WAS I WAS THERE I WAS DRUNK I DID TRY TO COMMIT THE CRIME AND FAILED AT MY ATTEMPT HE FOLLOWED OUT THE CRIME AND YET I GOT CHARGED AS WELL. AFTER THE INDICMENT I TOOK MY CHARGE AND DILL PICKLE (JAMES McCART) HAD HIS FATHER BUY HIS WAY OUT. AFTER THE JAIL TIME I FINALLY GOT MY REVENGE I WHIPPED HIS ASS AT MY BUDDYS HOUSE ANYWAYS THIS JUST SHOWS THE WAY OUR SYSTEM FUNTIONS I GOT MESSED UP NOW ITS HIS TURN HE IS A COWARD SISSY THAT LET A WHORE SACK CHASER RUIN HIM AND HIS INNOCENT KIDS LIFE MAYBE THE SON OF A BITCH NEEDS TO LISTEN TO HANK WILLIAMS JR'S SONG MAN OF STEEL NEVER LET THE WOMAN GET THE UPPER HAND (GET HIM OUT NOW DADDY)
someone else who cares

Decatur, GA

#5 Dec 14, 2007
KEITH EDWARD PADGETT wrote:
I KNOW JAMES ALVIN McCART I WENT TO JAIL WITH HIM ON AN ARSON CHARGE THAT I DIDN'T COMMIT. FACTS WAS I WAS THERE I WAS DRUNK I DID TRY TO COMMIT THE CRIME AND FAILED AT MY ATTEMPT HE FOLLOWED OUT THE CRIME AND YET I GOT CHARGED AS WELL. AFTER THE INDICMENT I TOOK MY CHARGE AND DILL PICKLE (JAMES McCART) HAD HIS FATHER BUY HIS WAY OUT. AFTER THE JAIL TIME I FINALLY GOT MY REVENGE I WHIPPED HIS ASS AT MY BUDDYS HOUSE ANYWAYS THIS JUST SHOWS THE WAY OUR SYSTEM FUNTIONS I GOT MESSED UP NOW ITS HIS TURN HE IS A COWARD SISSY THAT LET A WHORE SACK CHASER RUIN HIM AND HIS INNOCENT KIDS LIFE MAYBE THE SON OF A BITCH NEEDS TO LISTEN TO HANK WILLIAMS JR'S SONG MAN OF STEEL NEVER LET THE WOMAN GET THE UPPER HAND (GET HIM OUT NOW DADDY)
where is his family? i mean how come they havent come forward and said anything? do they not care about the babies? or better yet their son?
Lets Face Reality

United States

#6 Dec 21, 2007
THE_TRUTH wrote:
Everyone needs to know the facts before passing judgement on Christi Zelek! The fact of the matter is that 90% of what is being reported is FALSE! Lets start 13 months ago….Tessa Zelek went into labor 3 months early (the day after her baby shower) and had to have an emergency “C” Section. The boys weighed a little over 3 lbs at birth and spent a long time in Southern Regional. The media failed to mention that the twins were Premi’s and not normal 13 month old children! The boys have been to multiple doctors and have been sick since the day they were born! They have spent most of their lives in and out of the Hospital. Tessa has asked numerous Doctor’s why they were so small and she has laways been told “it is because they are Pre-mature babies and they are not as developed as normal children their age” and she has also constantly been told “You will always have criticism because they were born so Pre-Mature.” Now lets fast forward… There is alot that has not been reported in the media. First was that in October the boys saw the Pediatrician and was even given a Flu Shot! Tessa called the day after because the boys were sick because of the shot and was told to give them tylenol. How could that quack Doctor give sick Pre-Mature babies a Flu Shot? If there was a malnutrician problem at that time why didn’t he send them to the hospital instead of giving them the flu? Why did the reporters not state that DFACS was out at Tessa and Jay’s house 1.5 weeks before 11/20/07. When the caseworker unexpectedly showed up at their house Tessa was in the process of Feeding the boys. The caseworker held the boys, talked to Tessa, came back the next day and drug tested them (They passed!) and stated he did not see anything wrong. Why has none of this been reported? The friday before 11/20/07 Tessa had to be taken by ambulance because she had a seizure while she was in the store. Tessa has been under the care of a Doctor for some time bacause of Grand Mal seizures. On 11/20/07 when Christi Zelek came to Tessa and Jay’s house to check on them they were not unconscious! Tessa was very sick and had had a seizure earlier that day. She was vomitting and very weak. Jay was also very sick. The family member that Christi Zelek was said to have called actually called her offering help and offered to care for the boys so that christi could get Medical help for Tessa and Jay. There was no hiding of any children!!!! Christi told her to do whatever she needed to do to care for the boys. The “family member” had the boys for a while and stated they were doing OK and said she would contact another “family member” who had experience with Pre-Mature babies to help. Meanwhile Tessa was having seizures with the Paramedics at their house. Jay and Tessa were both Taken by ambulance to Henry Medical Center. Tessa never refused a drug test and never signed herself out! The head nurse at the hospital was also called and begged to please keep Tessa over-night for observation and would not. Tessa was released at 2:30am that morning because they said that she had not had another seizure and was just weak and vomitting. Christi Zelek did nothing wrong! She loved, cared and tried to help a whole family!!!! She did not “clean up” the trailer, but she was the boys bottles. I guess cleaning bottles is considered cleaning up!
Hello! Is anybody there???? My daughter was born earlier than these twins. Did you see the full body pictures of these children??? If you had, there is NO WAY you would be defending any family member. NO WAY!!! These children were obviously malnurished. Also, is the hospital lying??? They have Rickets!!! You only get Rickets from being malnurished! There is no defense in this matter.
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#7 Jan 1, 2008
Just to let you know I am more concerned with the beatings Tessa took for years from Jay! I don't care what anybody says about 4-7 years ago! This is now dumb stupid people! I have pictures and "Jay's" friends since he was a child. One was there one month before when "Jay" dropped his children because he was soooo F***ck Up and then he beat Tessa because she was upset! Hwe tried to kill himself two years ago because Tessa was going to leave him! Believe me because we have the text messages and even when he was at Grady he told Tessa he would do it again if she did not come back to him! You people are so screwed up! I know the truth because I have been there. Believe what you want because you are crazy! Someone said they new Jay during his Arson Charge. Hey Stupid that was before Tessa and Jay became a couple. Hello stupid he burnt up abuilding and thought it was funny. How screwed up is that. You sound stupid trying to defend a no caring, abusive, Fatherless peice of SH*T!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#8 Jan 1, 2008
Hello one more thing...The Doctors that saw the boys their whole lives said that they were not deprived! These boys even seee Gastro Doctors because of stomach problems. Go to court and lern the truth! The boys Weighed .7oz less when they were admitted to Egelston that they did when they saw the Doctor in 10/2007. The Detectives where called in on th 26th 6 days after Egelston starved them and they lost 3 lbs while in Egelston's costudy! The, and only the. where pictures taken! You stupid people make your commits based on nothing learn the facts you ignorent people. Ask for the court records. BOY will you be shocked!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#9 Jan 1, 2008
Lets Face Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello! Is anybody there???? My daughter was born earlier than these twins. Did you see the full body pictures of these children??? If you had, there is NO WAY you would be defending any family member. NO WAY!!! These children were obviously malnurished. Also, is the hospital lying??? They have Rickets!!! You only get Rickets from being malnurished! There is no defense in this matter.
Hey stupid! Don't open your trap till you know what is going on! My GOD every Doctor said these children were normal being born 36 weeks Pre-Mature! Give me a break you are a troubled messed up person. OH my.... YOU BURNT DOWN A BUILDING! You haven't talked to JAY in 56 years stupid! Don't make a comment unless you have been there for the last two years! You are in-credible!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#10 Jan 1, 2008
Sorry It was suppose to say 5-6 years!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#11 Jan 1, 2008
Angry Mom wrote:
They were not born pre-mature for any reasons involving her taking Oxycontin when she was pregnant is there!!!! Put that in there. There is is not excuse in the way those boys looked and the condition they were in. If there was all this family support where were they when they before they got to that point, and get some common sense to take them to another doctor? Tessa has always been on drugs from the time she was a teenager.
They did not even drop a whole pound from the Doctors Appt. in Ocyober. I was in court and the Detetives were not called until yje 26...6 days later after Egelston starved them and they lost 3 lbs! They weighed close to 10lbs when admitted, just as they did when that quack Pediatrician gave tham the Flu Shot! Ask for the weights from 11/20, not from 11/26!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#12 Jan 1, 2008
What DRUGS STUPID?????????? Tessa has passed avery drug test ever given and has not done anything since she was a teenager experiminting like evry kid in her generation did! Do You call drinking at a club at 21 drugs? I guess you on them too!!!!!!!!!!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#13 Jan 1, 2008
Lets Face Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello! Is anybody there???? My daughter was born earlier than these twins. Did you see the full body pictures of these children??? If you had, there is NO WAY you would be defending any family member. NO WAY!!! These children were obviously malnurished. Also, is the hospital lying??? They have Rickets!!! You only get Rickets from being malnurished! There is no defense in this matter.
What in Gods name are you talking about?
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#14 Jan 1, 2008
someone else who cares wrote:
<quoted text> where is his family? i mean how come they havent come forward and said anything? do they not care about the babies? or better yet their son?
I responded to you by accidently clicking on the wrong person! Jay is a beating SON OF A B*TCH literally! His family are lying pieces os crap! Jay said in court "he shouldn't have had to take care of the boys even if Tessa had seizures it was her responsibilty" even though he told the family, as he did cocaine, that because Tessa was so sick he would mekae sur they were taken acre of. Instead he called a Drug Dealer to get drugs!

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#15 Jan 1, 2008
THE_TRUTH wrote:
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I responded to you by accidently clicking on the wrong person! Jay is a beating SON OF A B*TCH literally! His family are lying pieces os crap! Jay said in court "he shouldn't have had to take care of the boys even if Tessa had seizures it was her responsibilty" even though he told the family, as he did cocaine, that because Tessa was so sick he would mekae sur they were taken acre of. Instead he called a Drug Dealer to get drugs!
Do you just like talking to yourself? The last six post are from you. Chill.
someone else who cares

Decatur, GA

#16 Jan 2, 2008
THE_TRUTH wrote:
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I responded to you by accidently clicking on the wrong person! Jay is a beating SON OF A B*TCH literally! His family are lying pieces os crap! Jay said in court "he shouldn't have had to take care of the boys even if Tessa had seizures it was her responsibilty" even though he told the family, as he did cocaine, that because Tessa was so sick he would mekae sur they were taken acre of. Instead he called a Drug Dealer to get drugs!
well at least now tessa can be away from this idiot... and i think it is way wrong for anyone to assume it is only the mothers responsibility... tessa did not get pregnant by herself... and she shouldnt have to raise them by herself..but it does sound to me like she is better off with out him... i can not believe his lawyer tried to throw that crap in there either that he shouldnt be responsible... i think that is bull...who has the babies now... and why wouldnt they gain weight? what is wrong with their stomachs... if what you say is true those babies should have been in the hospital months ago undergoing tests or something to see why they couldnt gain weight.
A concerned parent

Atlanta, GA

#17 Jan 2, 2008
I have a cousin with twins born premature. At birth they weighed 4 & 4.5 lbs respectively. At 13 months old they weighed 25 lbs. Sorry, from what I've read, these babies were malnourished---they weighed less than 10 lbs. Come on people. It's obvious these kids weren't properly cared for and the grandmother HAD A DUTY to report it and SHE DIDN'T.
But if my kids were cutting up and I whipped their behinds, I bet she would have reported that!
Sorry, but MY tax $$$ need to go to better use--fire her!!
The Man

United States

#18 Jan 2, 2008
Whatever, as soon as I saw pics of the parents, I thought one thing: METH JUNKIES!

13 month old kids that weight less than 10 lbs? That has nothing to do with being born premature. I know of people that have given birth to 10lb kids. You mean to tell me in a year they could reach a normal weight for a 2 month old?? Bull***t! These parents are obviously worthless meth junkie and deserve to have their kids taken from them.
The Man

United States

#19 Jan 2, 2008
**typo

in a year these kids couldn't reach a weight that is normal for a 2 month old baby??
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#20 Jan 2, 2008
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>Do you just like talking to yourself? The last six post are from you. Chill.
No, I like to tell the truth because I have been there all along! Don't reply unless you have something realistic to say!
THE_TRUTH

Memphis, TN

#21 Jan 2, 2008
The Man wrote:
**typo
in a year these kids couldn't reach a weight that is normal for a 2 month old baby??
NO!! These boys are Premi's and have serious medical issues! They have had them since the day they were born! Why don't you check the State Medical Records!

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