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Toddler in Critical Condition After Near Drowning In Kernersville

There are 95 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Aug 7, 2010, titled Toddler in Critical Condition After Near Drowning In Kernersville. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A 16-month-old toddler remains in critical condition after falling into a backyard swimming pool Friday in Kernersville.

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not good

Wallburg, NC

#43 Aug 9, 2010
Once a baby learns to walk its hard to keep up with them. I pray for a fast recovery for this child.
concerned

Winston Salem, NC

#44 Aug 9, 2010
how can a person not be watching a child that is that small at all times,we all know as parents that a small child will get into a lot,and if that gate was closed how did the child get in to start with,that tell the world that the child wasnt being watched.i just feel that a parent should be more careful with a small child,you have them you need to watch them,if not give them to someone who will.and my family is praying for the child.
thats not good

Winston Salem, NC

#45 Aug 9, 2010
I have read the story here about the baby that almost drowned,where were the parents and who is going to let a baby that small outside without a adult with them,the parents should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
not good

Wallburg, NC

#46 Aug 9, 2010
thats not good wrote:
I have read the story here about the baby that almost drowned,where were the parents and who is going to let a baby that small outside without a adult with them,the parents should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
STOP! This is very mean. I can bet you that the parents of this child did'nt just let her go out. I'm sure that they had evey reason to believe that she was inside the house safe and sound. I dont know if you have children or not but if you do than as long as it took you to write that comment is how long it would take a child to get into somthing.
tiredofliberals

East Bend, NC

#47 Aug 9, 2010
concerned and that's not good, YOU two are the idiots. Everyone who has ever had a child or taken care of a child knows without a doubt how very fast a young child is. No one, not even the holier-than-thou two of you, can keep his eyes on a quick-as-lightening baby every single second. Where were YOUR parents when they should have been teaching compassion to you?

Where were YOU two when they were handing out common sense and brains? If the brains of the two of you put together were taxed, both of you would get a refund. You are heartless, stupid, and cruel. No parent needs to hear this kind of vicious drivel. You are ignorant and hateful beyond words. Is it hard being the jerks you are or were you just born that way? You're both more than a few eggs short of a dozen when it comes to intelligence and compassion. I think both of you got up on the wrong side of your padded rooms this morning. Do you just love to hurt people or are you simply too stupid to know the hurt your ignorant words can cause? It must be so nice to be free of the burden of intelligence. The two of you had nothing to say, but you said it so viciously and loudly. How about a little less talk from now on and a little more shut-the-hell-up? Try speaking your minds from this point on because then you'd be speechless, and the world would be a better place.

To the family of sweet Lexi, forgive my own harsh reply to the morons who posted before me. I cannot stand it when the ignorant attempt to judge the hurting. You did NOTHING wrong, and I hope you are able to keep the words from idiots from hurting you. God bless you.
Mother OF Three

High Point, NC

#48 Aug 9, 2010
well people im going to say it! as MOTHER of three, if your at a pool with a child, or have your own, your job is to watch that child EVERY second while engaging in or near that body of water. simple as that! if they had been watching her this would have NEVER happened. this is not what i see as a 'accident'. this NEGLECT! water+small children+IMPROPER supervision DOES NOT mix!!!! now as far as that sweet innocent child, she didnt deserve for this to happen. im praying hard for her & that her family learned something valuable through all this. i read tons & tons of swimming topics etc & a person isnt typically brain dead til around 4minutes under water. thats A LONG time for her to be in that water, before finding her. so i have to ask, where were her parents?? this is ridiculous. most ALL cases of drowning CAN be prevented, and almost all cases are due to neglegence!
Mother OF Three

High Point, NC

#49 Aug 9, 2010
Friend of the family wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously, you need to get your facts straight.! Her dad was right beside her he turned away for one second and she was gone.! I'm sure you would probably end up doing the same thing.! You just need to stop blaming people, because I'm sure he is already blaming himself enough.! Just stop writing rude comments when you don't even know the whole story.!
if you are fortunate enough to have a child, its YOUR JOB to watch EVERY SECOND especially near/at a pool or other bodies of water. YES! YOUR JOB! if she had been right beside him, that means she fell in, and he wouldve heard the splash. it takes 4+minutes to become brain dead. if he was sitting right theres, then her condition & the story do NOT add up! he wouldve gotten her out morely LESS than a minute. telling the obvious truth is completely different than passing judgement or placing blame. WATCH YOUR KIDS & things like this would NOT happen. simple as that. i have 3, we go to a public pool during the summer. theres at least 200 people sometimes. my children have never been involved in a accident. want to kno why? because you have to be on top of your game when it comes to your children & water! thats why, watching them YES EVERY SECOND! because it is possible, and because its a PARENTS JOB!!!!
Mother OF Three

High Point, NC

#50 Aug 9, 2010
Alexias Aunt wrote:
Lexi, I Love You.! All you people should be aware that Alexias and everyone in the family are going through a really rough time, this baby is my whole world and I love her to death. For all those who are keeping the family and Lexi in your prayers, I thank you tremendously, it means a lot. And to those who are being rude and making comments about, "Why aren't you teaching her to swim", I would greatly appreciate it if you keep things like this to yourself with all that is going on right now. Things like this can happen to anyone, at any time. It is a accident, and THEY HAPPEN. A child this young does not understand the fact that things happen like this, you turn your back one second and the next they are gone. Put yourself in her Daddy's shoes, how would you feel hearing some of the things that people are saying? I bet you would not. Lexi, I am praying for you and everyone in the family. I know that everything is going to be okay, no matter what happens. God is with you and he is helping you every step of the way. I love you baby girl.!(:
no babe, i believe you work with my sister. as a mother of three, its a parents JOB to watch a child every second. i even check on mine once their in their bed at night at least 4-5 times before i go to bed. now if you live at a house with a pool then the gate should be shut & locked at all times that its not in use. along with a subsurface pool alarm that sounds inside/outside the houses property! if it is in use then that means someone was in the pool area & wouldve pulled the small child out immediately after her falling in. simple as that. have to watch children around pools like a hawk. theres no room for mistakes! period. because some mistakes have consequences that cant be fixed. telling the truth of the situation is NOT passing judgement. m heart does go out to that sweet innocent child, but i feel someone washt being as safe as they shouldve been, with having a pool at their home!
Friends of the

Oaklyn, NJ

#51 Aug 9, 2010
I am so sorry to hear that this happend to little lexi...My heart just breaks for shana ans her family and our thoughts and prayers are with them!! Lexi is a beautiful strong baby and I know that she will pull through...And for all of you mean nasty people out there lexi is my sons bestfriend he is the same age as her..and little ones that age can get away from you in a blink of an eye..shana and brandon are great parents and I am so very sorry that this has happend to them!! We are hear if you need us and we love you all..and baby lexi you are in our prayers and we cannot wait to see that beautiful smile and personality shine again we love you baby girl :-)
Elizabeth And Family
Samantha

High Point, NC

#52 Aug 9, 2010
thats not good wrote:
I have read the story here about the baby that almost drowned,where were the parents and who is going to let a baby that small outside without a adult with them,the parents should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
.....she wasnt out there by herself u might heave read the report but they dont always have all the facts my cousin is a friend of the family and i know the story you do not need to put your input where it is not needed the parents are already goin through enough as it is....maybe i should pray for you also tonight?
tiredofliberals

East Bend, NC

#54 Aug 9, 2010
Friends of the wrote:
I am so sorry to hear that this happend to little lexi...My heart just breaks for shana ans her family and our thoughts and prayers are with them!! Lexi is a beautiful strong baby and I know that she will pull through...And for all of you mean nasty people out there lexi is my sons bestfriend he is the same age as her..and little ones that age can get away from you in a blink of an eye..shana and brandon are great parents and I am so very sorry that this has happend to them!! We are hear if you need us and we love you all..and baby lexi you are in our prayers and we cannot wait to see that beautiful smile and personality shine again we love you baby girl :-)
Elizabeth And Family
I agree with you. Your post is poignant and warm. I don't know this family, but they are in my thoughts and prayers. Please encourage them to ignore people like "mother of three" for they are ignorant and do not deserve being given the power to hurt Lexi's family. You are right that there are mean nasty people who will take it upon themselves to post cruel statements. They do it under the guise of "helping" when they only want to sound superior. They are NOT superior; in fact, they are inferior. Please let your friends know that there are far more strangers and friends who know that they love their child and did not do anything wrong at all to cause this tragic accident.
Mother OF Three

High Point, NC

#55 Aug 9, 2010
tiredofliberals wrote:
mother of three, or should I say "O, Great Annointed Saint"? Are you still paying off your student loans to poseur school? You should come with a warning label. I'm surprised you even have children since that ego of yours must act like a birth control device. You're such a perfect little mother to have your eyes glued onto your children at every moment. I'd like to hear what your fellow pool goers say about your know-it-all, pious attitude. They probably didn't like you when they first met you, but learned to hate you after they did get to know you. Have you always been so very perfect or did your attitude simply make you that way in your own mind? Guess what? If you haven't learned that a child can have an accident when you're looking right at him, you're clueless. You are not perfect when it comes to mothering, but you are when it comes to being cruel and ignorant and holier than thou. How do you sleep with yourself at night? In fact, how does anyone sleep with you at night? No two people can be in love with the same person so a husband wouldn't stand a chance with you and they haven't legalized self-marriage as of yet.
If your children are as perfect as you think you are, I feel sorry for their teachers. I'm sure you can tell them how to do their jobs better. Afterall, you have been appointed by God to be his righthand advisor and all-knowing seer who watches over the Earth. LOL You're despicable. And you're quite simply put WRONG.
pretty much. would NEVER happen to my kids. my point was not without compassion to that baby. its simply to state that near pools you have no choice but to watch a child every second while in those type of environments. read some facts & statistics of child water safety & drowning & you would see that most ALL cases are preventable! so that leaves it to the parents. not blame, but if they were right there they wouldve had her out of that water before brain damage set it & she wouldve been ok. now if she wondered outside alone, then theres shouldve been a pool alarm set & the gate should've been LOCKED! to me, its real simple. pool=watch your kids like hawks. thats all im saying.
Mother OF Three

High Point, NC

#56 Aug 9, 2010
i AM BY FAR a perfect mother. but i do feel it necessary that when your child is living at a home with a pool, or playing near one then they should have constant supervision at that times. i know its impossible to watch your child every second of everyday. but if you have a pool you have to take HIGHER precautions. anyone not in agreeement with this obviously doesnt have a clue about water safety. that was my only intent. was to clue people in on just that. water can become a very dangerous situation to a child in a matter of seconds. i do have a heart & i do pray for that sweet angel to pull through & get to go home with her family like she should! i just hope the parents invest in some type of subsurface pool alarm & more suffient locks on the doors of their home. not that their not good parents, but just can NEVER be too safe when it comes to babies & water. thats all i meant.
prayer changes things

High Point, NC

#57 Aug 9, 2010
tiredofliberals wrote:
mother of three, or should I say "O, Great Annointed Saint"? Are you still paying off your student loans to poseur school? You should come with a warning label. I'm surprised you even have children since that ego of yours must act like a birth control device. You're such a perfect little mother to have your eyes glued onto your children at every moment. I'd like to hear what your fellow pool goers say about your know-it-all, pious attitude. They probably didn't like you when they first met you, but learned to hate you after they did get to know you. Have you always been so very perfect or did your attitude simply make you that way in your own mind? Guess what? If you haven't learned that a child can have an accident when you're looking right at him, you're clueless. You are not perfect when it comes to mothering, but you are when it comes to being cruel and ignorant and holier than thou. How do you sleep with yourself at night? In fact, how does anyone sleep with you at night? No two people can be in love with the same person so a husband wouldn't stand a chance with you and they haven't legalized self-marriage as of yet.
If your children are as perfect as you think you are, I feel sorry for their teachers. I'm sure you can tell them how to do their jobs better. Afterall, you have been appointed by God to be his righthand advisor and all-knowing seer who watches over the Earth. LOL You're despicable. And you're quite simply put WRONG.
mother of three happens to be a very good mother and not anything you say above. She absolutely watches her 3 wonderful children very minute. I believe that you have been confused as to what she means in her statement. Her heart goes out to this lil girl and her family. As a mother of 3 she is blown away by the facts. Yes accidents do happen often around a pool...and can happen to anyone. But the question is how long was Lexi under water. She is not saying that Lexi's family is terrible. Accidents do happen and we are glad that this sweet baby girl is still here and hoping that she is a miracle baby. I just think that we all should just pray for everyone involved...i know i am. Heather baby im praying for you and your family...i love you girl.
Kernersville Neighbor

Dayton, OH

#58 Aug 9, 2010
Ok I am a friend Shaina’s and her family, Have been for many years. I have given this a lot of thought… I do have an opinion of who is to blame and who is not to blame… With that being said I am keeping it to myself at this point and believe that right now, instead of point fingers, I need to be praying for Lexi. Lexi is fighting for her life, Shaina and Brandon are hurting, scared, worried, feeling guilty, anxious and every other emotion that can come to mind. Instead of people who do or do not know this family out of simple respect for the family… not even necessarily Shaina and Brandon but for extended family as well, we all need to refrain from any hurtful comments and blaming others. The personal comments and questions are unnecessary. There were people other than the parents at the home during the accident some inside the home and some others outside… BUT now that does not matter. Lexi is still in critical condition and from what the family is understanding from the doctors she will never be 100% again, possibly will never leave the hospital. So please do not leave hurtful questions and comments, I know it is human nature to be curious but please be respectful!
Also to the comments of “I am at the hospital with the family right now!! Maybe you should be too!!” and “just drive down to the hospital and meet and see how hurt the families of tragedies like this are the world would be a lot better place. The hospital is a public place people! And you are free to come offer your prayers and thoughts to the family.” These are the worst things you can do, offer to donate money (parking deck and food there is expensive) Send a card, send a balloon, get on your knees and pray! But do not go up there unless you are very close to the family or you are a relative. You will be doing nothing but caring germs into all the little ones in the PICU (pediatric intensive care unit) Even a simple cold right now is the worse things that some of the little ones or their parents need!
Auntie Nora

Greensboro, NC

#59 Aug 9, 2010
People can sit here and judge our family but, until you are in our shoes you will never know what it is like. You think you know all of the facts but you don't. I can't understand how people can say such bad things about her parents. Baby Lexie has an amazing Mommy and Daddy. They love her more than anything in this world and would never want anything to happen to her. This is just a horrible accident that they will have to live with. To my nephew and niece you'll are wonderful parents and don't let stupid people make you doubt that. Lexie could not have asked for better. She got the best. We are right here walking beside you waiting on the miracle that we know will happen. Baby Lexie I love you and I can't wait to see those beautiful blue eyes open up. We all know you can do it. I love you always.
Chris High-Point

High Point, NC

#60 Aug 9, 2010
To mother of three, and all others who read a statistic of child water safety & drowning. Think for a minute if this little girl fell in the water and someone ran and pulled her out within one minute how long did it take for the fire department and EMS to get there look up the avarge reporse time for fire and ems so if you jump in the truck and drive 5 miles how long would it take? Then clear the lung and pump O2??? How long? I think that a very good friend of mine who pulled her out in under 2 minutes and the childs grandmother, Sharon for doing CPR thats Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for all of you that read statistics!!! I am a fireman and EMT-I and a close friend of the family. They did all they possibly could for this baby this was a bad event of (quick sand) look it up its an EMS term....I love you all and to all that want to pass judgement put your name on your post or better yet, decide what you would want people saying about you when the tables are turned and you are in the "middle of the fire." Would you want people telling you what you should have done reflecting on the past or would you want people praying for you and your family and wishing them well. Think for a moment before you say something that makes you look absolutely ignorant as a human being. Think before you speak, because it could soon be you.
Keeping you honest

High Point, NC

#61 Aug 9, 2010
Concerned wrote:
Why in this day and age are people not teacxh children to swim at young ages. Yes even at this age they can learn to swim. I pray this child will be ok, and that the parents will learn from this horrible experience.
Perhaps, so that you don't look like an idiot, proofread your posts so people don't think you are illiterate. Maybe you should type a prayer instead of thoughtless blunder.
Very Upset with This

High Point, NC

#62 Aug 9, 2010
concerned wrote:
how can a person not be watching a child that is that small at all times,we all know as parents that a small child will get into a lot,and if that gate was closed how did the child get in to start with,that tell the world that the child wasnt being watched.i just feel that a parent should be more careful with a small child,you have them you need to watch them,if not give them to someone who will.and my family is praying for the child.
Well if you are a "parent" then you should be aware that if you turn your back for one second a child has the ability to move quickly to a specific destination. The parents of this situation were watching their child. he just turned his back for one second, if that. And being very close to the parents in this situation, I know the pain that they are going through. And I believe that you should take yourself away from this computer, got to the hospital, see them and apologize to them. I find this very disrespectful that you could say such a thing about people that you do not know and probably never will. They are some of the most loving parents and they care very much for their child. And if you think that they should give their child up to someone "who will care for them", then maybe you need some help, because NO ONE in this world can care for this child more than the people that already do. Thank you, and if you can not find a nicer thing to say, then maybe you need to keep your opinions to yourself.
Very Upset with This

High Point, NC

#63 Aug 9, 2010
thats not good wrote:
I have read the story here about the baby that almost drowned,where were the parents and who is going to let a baby that small outside without a adult with them,the parents should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
No one let her outside by herself. You should be ashamed of yourself for making accusations about the parents and family. The parents did everything that they could and they were outside watching her, they only turned their backs for one second. And maybe you should be punished to the fullest extent by the law for mental harassment.

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