My husband works in the oil field and is home every two weeks. He stays home for a week. During that week we have custody of his 4 year old son.
We picked up SS from BM last Tuesday. When DH picked him up BM told him that SS had a couple of "bug bites" on him. Later that evening we get him ready to take a bath. Those "bug bites" looked horrid! They were swollen, red, and had puss coming out of them. I proceded to bathe him and then I put some neosporin on the bites. SS had scratched so bad that they were getting infected!
The next moring I called the Dr office and scheduled him an appointment for that day. They were bad! The neosporin didn't help. We take him to the Dr and they infrom us that he has freaking IMPETIGO all over his body and STAPH on his ankle. I am hot p*#@#$. We get his medicine from the pharmacy and start him on it.
My DH messaged BM and made her aware of what the Dr said and that she needs to put bug spray on him when he plays outside or at least put stuff on his bug bites so he doesn't scratch like crazy! This was her response.... " that's why I made you awure"... Yeah, didn't spell aware right.
First of all, TAKE BETTER CARE OF YOUR SON!
So, legally what should my DH do? This is ridiculous. For him to get STAPH from scratching his bug bites means
1. she didn't notice how bad they were gettting
2. he had them for more than a couple days
3. instead of taking him to the Dr when he was in her care (when they first started looking bad) she decided that he could wait to go until my DH got home.
Would this be considered neglect?