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Autopsy: Child drank rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover

There are 409 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 19, 2008, titled Autopsy: Child drank rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The death of a 2-year-old boy at a daycare has been ruled accidental by the Kent County medical examiner's office.

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Sabrina

Amelia Court House, VA

#21 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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I'll tell you what, what parents do with their children is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, UNLESS of course abuse is taking place; that being said, read post that includes products [not all] that contain acetone
Fingernail polish remover
Some cleaning solutions
Some glues, including rubber cement
Some lacquers

That's it? All of those items should still have been locked away from children's reach. So what's your point?
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#22 Mar 19, 2008
Sabrina Wrote:
"However, the daycare provider was running a business which has rules and regulations, and I will most certainly not cut her any slack. The remorse that she may or may not feel does not excuse her from her culpability in this matter."

Guess what Sabrina:
Whether you cut her slack or not, doesn't really matter; the 'daycare provider' was not just a 'daycare provider' for this family, she was a good family friend, and hopefully still
why don't you get off that high horse you're on
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#23 Mar 19, 2008
Sabrina wrote:
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Fingernail polish remover
Some cleaning solutions
Some glues, including rubber cement
Some lacquers
That's it? All of those items should still have been locked away from children's reach. So what's your point?
Like I said, I want the parent who has NEVER accidentally been careless to post here
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#24 Mar 19, 2008
Sabrina wrote:
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Fingernail polish remover
Some cleaning solutions
Some glues, including rubber cement
Some lacquers
That's it? All of those items should still have been locked away from children's reach. So what's your point?
And no that's not it, if you would have paid attention to what was posted; it is not limited to those items...now go back to your bon bons
Sabrina

Amelia Court House, VA

#25 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
Guess what Sabrina:
Whether you cut her slack or not, doesn't really matter; the 'daycare provider' was not just a 'daycare provider' for this family, she was a good family friend, and hopefully still
why don't you get off that high horse you're on
It does not matter to the authorities that she was a family friend. She should be held responsible.
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
Like I said, I want the parent who has NEVER accidentally been careless to post here
So you are saying that just because we all may have been careless at one time or another with our children that this daycare provider should be excused from accountability for not keeping these deadly substances out of reach?

I disagree.
Sabrina

Amelia Court House, VA

#26 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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And no that's not it, if you would have paid attention to what was posted; it is not limited to those items...now go back to your bon bons
My bon bons are gone... how many do you have left?
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#27 Mar 19, 2008
Sabrina wrote:
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It does not matter to the authorities that she was a family friend. She should be held responsible.
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So you are saying that just because we all may have been careless at one time or another with our children that this daycare provider should be excused from accountability for not keeping these deadly substances out of reach?
I disagree.
Tell me all the FACTS you know about this case, please; it amazes me how many people suffer from tunnel vision
Do you know for a fact, that an older child didn't accidentally leave something out?
EVERY parent can look back at one time or another and think, "that probably wasn't the smartest thing to do; Thank G-d nothing happened."
Sabrina

Amelia Court House, VA

#28 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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Tell me all the FACTS you know about this case, please;
I stated the facts in an earlier post, but I will repeat:

The parents left the children in the care of the daycare provider to go on vacation, the boy died while in the care of the daycare provider, the daycare was shutdown due to several rules violations including safety, and the boy died due to ingestion of isopropyl and/or acetone.

Based on those facts, I have enough to make a fairly reasonable judgment.
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
Do you know for a fact, that an older child didn't accidentally leave something out?
The authorities will not allow the daycare provider to place the blame on another older child. Basically, the buck stops with her. She is responsible for everything that happens in her daycare business.
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
EVERY parent can look back at one time or another and think, "that probably wasn't the smartest thing to do; Thank G-d nothing happened."
Yes, but something DID happen. Something very bad, very tragic, and with very dire consequences.
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#29 Mar 19, 2008
Sabrina wrote:
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I stated the facts in an earlier post, but I will repeat:
The parents left the children in the care of the daycare provider to go on vacation, the boy died while in the care of the daycare provider, the daycare was shutdown due to several rules violations including safety, and the boy died due to ingestion of isopropyl and/or acetone.
Based on those facts, I have enough to make a fairly reasonable judgment.
<quoted text>
The authorities will not allow the daycare provider to place the blame on another older child. Basically, the buck stops with her. She is responsible for everything that happens in her daycare business.
<quoted text>
Yes, but something DID happen. Something very bad, very tragic, and with very dire consequences.
FACT: you DON'T know how the child ingested the acetone, do you??? did an older child at the daycare bring home a school project in which he/she used glue/paint...containing acetone, and was it ingested that way???
FACT: standard procedure when a death takes place at a daycare center: it gets shut down; this does NOT mean that the daycare provider is guilty of negligent homicide

Do you have ANY clue whatsoever the role 'intent' plays in any case???

get a life Sabitch
nunya

La Crosse, WI

#30 Mar 19, 2008
NO WAY wrote:
This does not sound right at all. My 2 year old would not drink this one after the other! She might get a little sip, but she would be spitting it out as fast as she could! This is fishy!
I totally agree with you. Neither of these would have tasted good.. And what 2 year old wouldn't have left it out in sight..Or smell for that matter..

“OBAMA 2008”

Since: Feb 08

gr

#31 Mar 19, 2008
th story isn't stating he drank both alcohal and nail polish remover, it simply says they have the same ingedients. so the child most likely consumed one. I have a 15 month daughter, she is constantly putting things in her mouth. It is not unrealistic to think they would consume something that doesnt taste good. We just need to have constant eyes on them. Unfourtunatly the daycare provider has several to watch at once, and the chemical was withi reach. Prayers are with everyone invovled!
Louise

Amelia Court House, VA

#32 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
get a life Sabitch
Ooooh, my, so defensive and nasty! Here I have been so on the level with you, not to mention polite and civil, and this is how you treat me?

What, can't handle the truth?

G'nite.
Sabrina

Amelia Court House, VA

#33 Mar 19, 2008
Did it again. My friend and I are using the same computer. I am Sabrina. Not Louise. Sorry.
G'nite.
rval-GrandRapids MI

Deerfield, IL

#35 Mar 19, 2008
joyea wrote:
th story isn't stating he drank both alcohal and nail polish remover, it simply says they have the same ingedients. so the child most likely consumed one. I have a 15 month daughter, she is constantly putting things in her mouth. It is not unrealistic to think they would consume something that doesnt taste good. We just need to have constant eyes on them. Unfourtunatly the daycare provider has several to watch at once, and the chemical was withi reach. Prayers are with everyone invovled!
Again, the only thing proven is that he ingested acetone, not even that he drank it...and I don't care who you are-parent, daycare provider, Mickey Mouse...everyone is guilty of letting their guard down...this was clearly an accident

Since: Aug 07

white cloud

#36 Mar 19, 2008
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.(WOOD)-- The death of a 2-year-old boy at a daycare has been ruled accidental by the Kent County medical examiner's office. How the h ell could this be accidental? who the h ell is paying the kent county medical examiner Micky mouse. come on if a child happened to get a hold of your beer you would get it for contributing to a child . there is something very wrong here. The smell would have been strong in the house and they should have smelled it. Have you smelt rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover its pretty strong. I would sure hate for this so called medical examiner to investigate my death!!!!

“OBAMA 2008”

Since: Feb 08

gr

#37 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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Again, the only thing proven is that he ingested acetone, not even that he drank it...and I don't care who you are-parent, daycare provider, Mickey Mouse...everyone is guilty of letting their guard down...this was clearly an accident
iagree!
get a grip

Amelia Court House, VA

#38 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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you haven't been decent to anybody...most importantly, the parents and daycare provider of this little boy...
Gnite?
go to hell
Hey now... personal attacks are not appropriate and violate the terms and conditions for use of this site.

But as long as you're at it, it's people like you who make this place so unpleasant. Your mind is so small that you have no room for the opinions on others. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Respect

Deerfield, IL

#39 Mar 19, 2008
Out of respect for the Marshall's who have not placed any blame and are sick of the reporters and these message boards please do not post any more comments unless they are to say "I'm so sorry." (rval, thank you for defending all of them though) Kids will find ways to get into whatever they want. But maybe someone in the house spilled it and missed some or it got on something, we might never know. WZZM explained this a little better saying small amounts were found in Keenan's tears and urine. Which explains why it might have taken almost the full 48 hours to kill him. So please think about if it was you (either being the parents or the daycare provider) and not about the parents being out of town or that the daycare provider had some violations (because most of you don't know what those were). But let's have some respect, leave them in peace and let this issue go away so the reporters will as well. Thank You.
AND 1and2

Littleton, CO

#40 Mar 19, 2008
TO: rval-GrandRapids MI All you do is comment on all these different threads, you are an extra busy body. Commenting on everyones comments and all these different topics. If I spelled somthing wrong in here you will probably comment on that. You really need to get a life!
what

Colorado Springs, CO

#41 Mar 19, 2008
rval-GrandRapidsMI wrote:
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I'll tell you what, what parents do with their children is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, UNLESS of course abuse is taking place; that being said, read post that includes products [not all] that contain acetone
wow it sounds like you have nothing better to do but be negative with anything that happens dont you have anything better to do with your life

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