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    Default Boy, 3, recovers after spending two weeks with dead mother

    This story made my blood run cold. Poor baby, it's a miracle he's alive.


    Boy, 3, recovers after spending two weeks with dead mother
    (Filed: 19/10/2005)

    A three-year-old boy who survived alone for two weeks alongside the body of his dead mother is recovering in hospital.


    The youngster was found in a fifth-floor flat in the Leith area of Edinburgh after police broke down the door on Saturday.

    The mother, who was found dead on the living room floor, was named locally as 33-year-old Anne-Marie McGarrity.

    Her son Michael is said to have survived on crisps and fruit juice and the contents of the fridge when he could not reach the lock on the door.

    When found, he was described as painfully thin and badly dehydrated, and he could barely stand.

    Cathy Orr, child health commissioner at NHS Lothian, confirmed the boy was recovering at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

    She said: "The boy is doing well in hospital and, if all is well, will be discharged into appropriate care within a few days."

    A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances regarding the death of the woman and a post-mortem examination will be carried out."

    It is believed the single mother was known to have "dabbled" in drugs.

    The Daily Record newspaper said Ms McGarrity is thought to have died of natural causes.

    The child's grandmother Eleanor McGarrity told the paper she had alerted officers after staff at Michael's nursery became worried about him and phoned her.

    She said: "Michael is a tough wee soul but I can't believe how he just got on with things by himself.

    "It appears that he played with his Thomas the Tank Engine and went to his potty regularly.

    "He was like a skeleton on Saturday night. He was very, very weak and very thin.

    "He is still lethargic and sleepy and his speech is affected because of the dehydration. But we are confident he will make a full recovery. He is such a brave wee soul."

    She said there seemed to have been "plenty of food" in the flat, such as fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheese, crisps, and cartons of Ribena and apple juice

    Ms McGarrity's next-door neighbour said she believed Michael had pushed mail back out of the letterbox, possibly in an attempt to attract attention.

    Moira Chisholm, 56, said she had initially assumed the mail had fallen out and it was only when she noticed her neighbour was not taking Michael to nursery that she became concerned.

    She said: "I rapped her door a couple of times, as did other people.

    "I don't know why Michael didn't stand at the back of the door and yell. We would have broken the door in, if we had to, to get to him."
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    Wow. Poor little guy. He must have been so confused and scared.
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    Wow. Two weeks. Poor child probably thought his mom was only sleeping. So sad.
    I hope he'll be fine. I hate reading/hearing stories involving possible harm (or harm) to children. I just hate it. Good luck little dude.

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    Breaks my heart reading stories like this one. They are saying he'll be fine but I can't imagine what that would do for your mental well being as you get older.

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    Luckily he's still tiny enough that it may not affect him that badly. Poor little kid.
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    I couldn't even read it. I've got a 4 yr old and can't even imagine.
    Dealing with it.

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    my god......
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    That is heart breaking.
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    I am sorry, but I couldn't read the entire post....this is totally painful to think about. Poor kid. I hope he will be fine.
    Just go for it!

 

 

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