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Toddler revived after near-drowning in Island Park

There are 60 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 12, 2008, titled Toddler revived after near-drowning in Island Park. In it, Newsday reports that:

A 17-month-old boy visiting relatives in Island Park was in stable but critical condition Saturday after he was discovered face down in a pool in the yard, Nassau police said.

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Fact or Fiction

New York, NY

#42 Jul 17, 2008
Kyle wrote:
I Find it to be DISGUSTING that people on here are writing disrespectful and hurtful things in regards to the mother. To be quite honest, you DO NOT know her, and for those of you feel the need to be judgemental, you all need to re-evaluate the situation. It is a possiblity that this mother will loose her child, so why is it that most of you are not having any consideration. ACCIDENTS happen.
In Conclusion, you can all F*** off.
also, in regards to the woman with the 4 kids, get the F*** over yourself. Has your child not hurt themselves to the point where they needed to go to the hospital? piss off all of you.
Your a bigger idiot then some of these posters. My son fell and split his chin, had to get stitches. Thats an accident, he did not wander off unattended and fall into a pool.
kyle

Bronx, NY

#43 Jul 17, 2008
therealricky and that stupid bytch factorfiction both need to get a fcuken life. Neither one of you jackasses know the parents and what they are going through. Both of you are just idiotic loosers who have nothing better to do than sit in front of a computer all day talking a whole lot of shyt. get over yourselves and find a fcuken HOBBY. i truthfully dont know who the fcuk made you people psychologists to be evaluating situations such as this.

im done with this. that bytch with the 4kids and keep squeezin em out and talkin about what a fantastic bytch mutha she is but to be quite honest NO ONE CARES cuz you and your bigg ass pussy probably lying anyways. and to that Prick, the realricky, change ya name to the realfagget. get over yourself. where is your education??
A Friend

Bronx, NY

#44 Jul 17, 2008
The family, friends,co workers and all those who know this family have truly been saddened by this horrible trajedy. For those of you who don't know the family please refrain from making such allegations. Instead of throwing stones, ask in whatever faith you practice for a miracle.

“Slappy X. Sanchez, Esq.”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#45 Jul 18, 2008
kyle wrote:
therealricky and that stupid bytch factorfiction both need to get a fcuken life. Neither one of you jackasses know the parents and what they are going through. Both of you are just idiotic loosers who have nothing better to do than sit in front of a computer all day talking a whole lot of shyt. get over yourselves and find a fcuken HOBBY. i truthfully dont know who the fcuk made you people psychologists to be evaluating situations such as this.
im done with this. that bytch with the 4kids and keep squeezin em out and talkin about what a fantastic bytch mutha she is but to be quite honest NO ONE CARES cuz you and your bigg ass pussy probably lying anyways. and to that Prick, the realricky, change ya name to the realfagget. get over yourself. where is your education??
Looks like your mother may have dropped the ball.

You guys are all posting your incoherent rants defending the mother, but not one of you has said what actually transpired that day. Care to fill us in? The truth will set you free.
Saddened

Passaic, NJ

#46 Jul 18, 2008
Again we are going away from the topic at hand. Attacking families is not what should be happening here.
Educate eachother, educate your neighbors,kids are tough, they do slip out of your radar at times it does happen..

But lets learn from eachother, supervision andd precautions. Because lets be honest, it is truely impossible to watch a child with out blinking for 24 hours straight 7 days a week , 365 days a year, for what- 21 years?

We try- but we are not superhuman. So Lets help keep our kids safe, and our neighbors kids safe. Supervise them and put up alarms and fences.
Like i've mentioned before newsday wrote about one I'm going to install now :

www.mypoolnanny.com
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzpool0627...
Fact or Fiction

Warren, NJ

#49 Jul 18, 2008
Saddened wrote:
Again we are going away from the topic at hand. Attacking families is not what should be happening here.
Educate eachother, educate your neighbors,kids are tough, they do slip out of your radar at times it does happen..
But lets learn from eachother, supervision andd precautions. Because lets be honest, it is truely impossible to watch a child with out blinking for 24 hours straight 7 days a week , 365 days a year, for what- 21 years?
We try- but we are not superhuman. So Lets help keep our kids safe, and our neighbors kids safe. Supervise them and put up alarms and fences.
Like i've mentioned before newsday wrote about one I'm going to install now :
www.mypoolnanny.com
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzpool0627...
Whos going to reposnd to the alarm when Im not home, you ? If my neighbors want me to protect their children they they can pay for the "waste of time and money" alarm
Fact or Fiction

Warren, NJ

#50 Jul 18, 2008
Saddened wrote:
Again we are going away from the topic at hand. Attacking families is not what should be happening here.
Educate eachother, educate your neighbors,kids are tough, they do slip out of your radar at times it does happen..
But lets learn from eachother, supervision andd precautions. Because lets be honest, it is truely impossible to watch a child with out blinking for 24 hours straight 7 days a week , 365 days a year, for what- 21 years?
We try- but we are not superhuman. So Lets help keep our kids safe, and our neighbors kids safe. Supervise them and put up alarms and fences.
Like i've mentioned before newsday wrote about one I'm going to install now :
www.mypoolnanny.com
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzpool0627...
Have you actually researched this alarm that you are promoting ? Its usless unless the parent wears the bracelet as well as the child. its a 1500 dollar waste. Are you going to supply all the kids in the neighborhood bracelets ? it also means that the parent must be in the area as well, which unfortunately is why these drownings happen, BECAUSE THEY ARENT.

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Jul 18, 2008
Fact or Fiction wrote:
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Whos going to reposnd to the alarm when Im not home, you ? If my neighbors want me to protect their children they they can pay for the "waste of time and money" alarm
She does seem just a bit off base with those requests. Iím not running a day care center for everyone elseís kids. They have kids and pools, they can and must be alert.
I like your payment idea though. If she really wants me to educate her neighbors, I can do that (for a price). If she wants me to watch her kids I can do that too. Of course Iím not going to do it for the $8/hour a nanny gets, but Iíll do it. I figure after my first day of charging her my rate, sheíll learn to watch her kids and like it.

Feel like starting a business where we watch the brats of preoccupied parents?
Give Me A Break

Mill Neck, NY

#52 Jul 18, 2008
Saddened wrote:
Again we are going away from the topic at hand. Attacking families is not what should be happening here.
Educate eachother, educate your neighbors,kids are tough, they do slip out of your radar at times it does happen..
But lets learn from eachother, supervision andd precautions. Because lets be honest, it is truely impossible to watch a child with out blinking for 24 hours straight 7 days a week , 365 days a year, for what- 21 years?
We try- but we are not superhuman. So Lets help keep our kids safe, and our neighbors kids safe. Supervise them and put up alarms and fences.
Like i've mentioned before newsday wrote about one I'm going to install now :
www.mypoolnanny.com
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzpool0627...
Let's stop for a minute and try to figure out why a 17 month old was out of the parents sight for even a minute knowing there is an unprotected pool. Common sense. As a parent of two small children, it's exhausting following them around to ensure their curiosity doesn't get the best of them...but my wife and I do it because common sense tells us we should. Let's stop making excuses everytime something like this happens!!
Saddened

Passaic, NJ

#53 Jul 18, 2008
Yes, I have researched this extensively...

This is only a supervising tool. It will sound off when a child is getting in the pool area unsupervised. It will not save lives, but it will help. The big difference is that because there are no false alarms, when it goes off you know something is going on. It does have an extra output you could connect to a burglar alarm which would notify the police.
Nothing is perfect but this one seems to be the best
Lame

Oakhurst, NJ

#54 Jul 19, 2008
Death Race wrote:
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Please improve your English skills. After that, you might explain to us who is to blame. If the parents of a child are not at fault, who is? I know for sure that it isn't me. Who is responsible for watching their children?
Yo Guy... get a life.. seems like all you do is spend your pathetic life online... maybe you should go drown yourself and do society a favor...:)
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Lindenhurst, NY

#55 Jul 19, 2008
upset aunt wrote:
thanks to everybody for your comments, and please take care of your kids...
the baby is stable but we just have to wait.
it was just an accident, nobody's fault so please don't judge us but support us. thanks again!!!!
How's that pool alarm working out for you?????? Apparently, not so well.
Lame

Oakhurst, NJ

#56 Jul 19, 2008
therealricky wrote:
Your post is just too dumb to respond to.<quoted text>
The post was too dumb to respond to, yet you still had to comment on it. You people are pathetic and have no lives. freak go eat a D***!
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Lindenhurst, NY

#57 Jul 19, 2008
I don't know, growing up, we had a pool in our backyard, no one drowned, no one got hurt...alot of people in my area where I grew up had a pool, NONE of this ever happened!
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Lindenhurst, NY

#58 Jul 19, 2008
Michelle RN wrote:
I trust no one else to watch my children when there is a pool or body of water around. NO ONE,My husband was seriously injured during a family reunion.I had to go to the hospital with my husband because at the time it was life or death.I had to leave my children with a bunch of family members who were drinking all day and had absolutely had no clue the seriousness of the whole situation. The house was literally surrounded by ocean.I was so sick over that for the longest time.I wish this family and baby well.
I don't my children with anyone other than myself and my husband, maybe, my sister, that's it...they are way too precious to hand over to anyone to watch.
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Lindenhurst, NY

#59 Jul 19, 2008
I meant to say, I don't trust any one with my kids.
kyle

Bronx, NY

#60 Jul 21, 2008
Slappy Sanchez wrote:
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Looks like your mother may have dropped the ball.
You guys are all posting your incoherent rants defending the mother, but not one of you has said what actually transpired that day. Care to fill us in? The truth will set you free.
clearly if it was any of ur buisness, it would have been on the news. and dont use quotes like "the truth will set you free." who says shyt like that in dialog like this?
Fact or Fiction

New York, NY

#61 Jul 28, 2008
over the top wrote:
I don't know, growing up, we had a pool in our backyard, no one drowned, no one got hurt...alot of people in my area where I grew up had a pool, NONE of this ever happened!
Thats because parents watched their children. Today seems to be a different story.
stop talking trash

Secaucus, NJ

#62 Aug 22, 2008
Do not pass judgement and don't try to figure things out on your own when you weren't even there!!! and duh don't you think the parents are reliving that day everyday in their heads. they are already suffering enough. until you go through it you have no right to talk trash so keep your opinions to yourselves when its hurtful. the family is already suffering enough they don't need your help to feel the pain.

“Slappy X. Sanchez, Esq.”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#63 Aug 23, 2008
stop talking trash wrote:
Do not pass judgement and don't try to figure things out on your own when you weren't even there!!! and duh don't you think the parents are reliving that day everyday in their heads. they are already suffering enough. until you go through it you have no right to talk trash so keep your opinions to yourselves when its hurtful. the family is already suffering enough they don't need your help to feel the pain.
We've been done with this story for over a month now. We've moved on. I suggest you do the same.

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