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sweetc2324

Park Hills, MO

#1 Nov 1, 2012
Recently my 20 month old lil girl was diagnosed with E coli from consuming a raw hamburger from Applebees, she had taken a bite before I realized it was raw. She got really sick and made many trips to St. Louis, alot of expense and heartache. So everyone beware!!

Failed health inspection many times. Those records are on file and open to the public.. Call St. francois health dept. for details.
really?

Modoc, IL

#2 Nov 1, 2012
Isn't 20 months a little young to b eatin burgers anyway?
blah blah

Bonne Terre, MO

#3 Nov 1, 2012
[QUOTE who="really?"]Isn't 20 months a little young to b eatin burgers anyway?[/QUOTE]
My son is 12 mos and eats little pieces of hamburger. He doesn't eat them very much but 20 mos is plenty old to eat one.
larri

Farmington, MO

#4 Nov 1, 2012
if he was eating pieces it would have been cut up therefore they would have seen if it was raw
humm

United States

#5 Nov 1, 2012
I was just woundering.. n not to disagree at all. Because im a parent myself and i would be furious. But wouldnt the child have to eat alot more than just one bite? Also i know i always try my daughters food before she eats to make sure its not to hot.
cranky01

Park Hills, MO

#6 Nov 1, 2012
Well, first of all. She is old enough to be eating burgers.. And they were mini burgers, you would think that they would know how to fix them properly.. But after speaking with the health dept. and hearing that they failed 3 different times, for different things. My family and I won't be doing any business with them any longer. And yes I do normally, check her food first, but the waitress put it right in front of her and she grabbed it up and started eating it, like any child would do. And no, it can happen with just one bite!! SHe was taken to St. Johns Mercy Hospital in St. Louis 3 times and had numremous test run and that is when they concluded that it was e. coli!!
me iz saying

Trumann, AR

#7 Nov 2, 2012
sweetc2324 wrote:
Recently my 20 month old lil girl was diagnosed with E coli from consuming a raw hamburger from Applebees, she had taken a bite before I realized it was raw. She got really sick and made many trips to St. Louis, alot of expense and heartache. So everyone beware!!
Failed health inspection many times. Those records are on file and open to the public.. Call St. francois health dept. for details.
You are a liar. nothing you say is true.
knockout

United States

#8 Nov 2, 2012
I use to work there and left because of all the problems they had. The Health dept was 1 of the biggest problems
Mouse Poop

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Nov 2, 2012
The St. Francois County Health Dept Doesn't have a clue on how to run a Health Dept. I have seen them at work first hand. The only thing the St. Francios County Health Dept is good for is, comming up with stories to cover up what you really saw. As long as this continues it is not safe to eat in the St. Francios County area.
blah blah

Bonne Terre, MO

#10 Nov 2, 2012
larri wrote:
if he was eating pieces it would have been cut up therefore they would have seen if it was raw
My son isn't the one that got sick. I was just explaining to the person above me that 20 mos is old enough bc my 12 mos old eats little pieces. The kid that is being referred to as being sick is a girl. Read!
sweetc2324

Park Hills, MO

#11 Nov 2, 2012
Ok. if you don't like or agree with what was posted then don't read it.. Im not a liar, my child is still having to go have test run, because e. coli can shut down your kidneys. She has to have one more set of test done to make sure they are fine.. We were lucky this time, so I was just trying to make other parents aware to watch their children's food very closely eating out!! And yes, her food wasn't hot, i don't cut her burgers up for her, she is a big girl and can eat them just fine. And we as a family have pretty much quit going out to eat alot, because you just don't know what the workers are doing to your food or how they are handling it!! Just my personal opinion.. We all have opinions, you don't have to like it or agree!!!
Wow

Farmington, MO

#12 Nov 2, 2012
I would never call you a liar. I'm sure what you dealt with having a sick child was draining on you mentally and financially. I also know that children are more susceptible to food-borne illness (as are the elderly and those with a compromised immune system), but you have made some very strong accusations. E-Coli can be passed simply because someone used the restroom and then didn't wash their hands. That could be anyone that came in contact with your child and touched their food or their skin with unsanitary hands. It could mean that the person who sat in the same chair as you, the one you grabbed by the back and pulled out to sit down could have used the restroom, not washed and pulled that chair out with dirty hands. If you were to touch the same spot with your clean hands, they could have been contaminated when you broke apart your child's burger or touched her hands, which so often go into their mouths.

Other scenario...she could have touched the table or the booster seat which someone else had touched with dirty, e-coli infected hands then ate the burger with her own hands.

My point is, e-coli can lurk in many places and to accuse the restaurant is a stretch. Not that it couldn't occur, but be forewarned these are serious allegations and the burden of proof will be upon you, not the heath dept. Not the restaurant.

Proving a case of food poisoning is a difficult thing to do, especially if no one else in the restaurant became ill.

I'm sorry your baby was sick. It is such a helpless feeling for parents who although they love their children dearly, can't prevent illness from someone else's stupidity whether that was a restaurant patron, the waitress, or the chef.

I hope your baby is much better soon!
what

Saint Charles, MO

#13 Nov 2, 2012
I'm sorry your baby is sick and I am not calling you a liar either, however, I don't see how it's possible to know exactly where your baby contracted the virus from after eating only 1 bite. E-Coli can take anywhere from 1-10 days for symptoms to appear. Since she most likely had something to eat prior to eating the hamburger, I'd bet the hamburger isn't the culprit. If no one else in the restaurant made complaints, then I don't think you have a leg to stand on with your accusations. Prayers for your little one.
sweetc2324

United States

#14 Nov 2, 2012
I want to thank those who was concerned, my child is doing much better. And I am well aware that it takes 1-10 days for e Coli! Trust me she didn't actually start showing signs of being sick until about 3 days after wring. So we are pretty sure that is where it came from, but you are right, IR could have been anywhere the nurses at the hospital told us that it moat likley came from saw meat! Just wanted to let other parents know to be aware!
bingo

Euless, TX

#15 Nov 2, 2012
I eat Applebee's nearly twice a week and I order my steaks pink in middle and sometimes rare and I have never shown a single sign nor have my kids of gettin sick there!!! It's terrible to blame a certain place and blast their name to the edges of the earth without knowing .. I hope your child will be ok but There needs to be solid proof to back up information before someone or some restaurant gets blasted .. Just saying!
dingleberry pete

Modoc, IL

#16 Nov 2, 2012
No wonder America is fat. Not even 2 years old and eating greasy burgers. The problem is that 16 year olds r having babies and feeding them junk. I'm for mandatory abortions-don't forget to vote.
larri

Farmington, MO

#17 Nov 2, 2012
dingleberry pete wrote:
No wonder America is fat. Not even 2 years old and eating greasy burgers. The problem is that 16 year olds r having babies and feeding them junk. I'm for mandatory abortions-don't forget to vote.
and u r a dumba***
blah blah

United States

#18 Nov 2, 2012
dingleberry pete wrote:
No wonder America is fat. Not even 2 years old and eating greasy burgers. The problem is that 16 year olds r having babies and feeding them junk. I'm for mandatory abortions-don't forget to vote.
You should of been one of the test subjects for the mandatory abortion. And I am way older than 16 and if I want to feed my child a burger I will.
sweetc2324

Park Hills, MO

#19 Nov 2, 2012
I am way over 16! That has nothing to do with this! And obviously most people on here just here to stir up drama, I am an adult and don't have time for games.. So take what I posted however you want.. Not amy concern with if you belive me or not.. I know what happened, and what heartache and pain my child had to endure due to picking e coli!!Not something that I would want to see or hear of any other child to go through!!
The bees

Springfield, MO

#20 Nov 3, 2012
Worked there for 6 years~35 hours a week and never been sick from the food. It had to be a fluke.

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