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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:27 PM

Feeding bleach to baby was 'dumbest decision ... in my life'

The man who reportedly mixed bleach into his infant daughter's formula on Sunday morning said he was only trying to help her breathe easier with a home remedy he heard about from a friend.

Carron Washington, 20, spoke to about a dozen members of the media on Monday afternoon in a hastily called news conference that was ended abruptly by a member of the Marion County Public Defender's Office.

"It's probably the dumbest decision I've made in my life," Washington said before the meeting ended.

Washington said his daughter, Cadlynn, had suffered from breathing problems since her birth on Dec. 14.

http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130218/articles/130219561?p=2&tc=pg

What kind of father would feed BLEACH to anyone?

The ridiculous things some people will do...

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Reply Feeding bleach to baby was 'dumbest decision ... in my life' (Original post)
rachel1 Feb 2013 OP
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #1
Ian David Feb 2013 #2
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #3
Initech Feb 2013 #4
longship Feb 2013 #5
Lint Head Feb 2013 #6
frogmarch Feb 2013 #7
russspeakeasy Feb 2013 #8
kicoworker Feb 2013 #9
Poll_Blind Feb 2013 #10

Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:29 PM

1. Truly stupid. Everybody knows WD-40 works much better.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:33 PM

2. Don't immediately discount something just because it's Alternative Medicine!



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While old home remedies involving kerosene, whiskey and even urine are abundant, ingesting bleach is not common.
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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:34 PM

3. Home remedy?

On the second page it says he was told by another student that this was a home remedy for breathing problems. I could get that if he wasn't a premed student. He had access to instructors and followed the advise of another student (if this is really what happened). So, it appears he made a lot more than one really dumb decision.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:36 PM

4. To quote Hank Hill: "I don't know whether to laugh or vomit."

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:14 PM

5. Quackery is endemic!

People believe stupid shit. That's what gives us coffee enemas to purge toxins!!! (Thank you anyway. Millions of years of evolution gave me a liver which does a pretty damned good job of getting rid of toxins.)

Science-based medicine isn't perfect, but it's certainly better than quackery.

Ask the cancer quack, Hulda Clark. Oopsie! You can't ask her. It seems that the quack who bilked many out of their money, who claimed she could cure all cancer with her quackery, is dead. He died of... wait for it ... Cancer!

Apparently, the liver fluke isn't the cause of all cancer.

If she were still alive, you should get her a bowl, spoon, and milk because Hulda Clark was coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs. And she was responsible for many deaths because of her quackery.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:29 PM

6. It cures dark poop.

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:42 PM

7. In the late 1960s a doctor in

Custer, SD told me to feed my baby a couple of drops of kerosene to calm his croupy cough. No kidding! I didn't do it, of course. Instead, I drove to Hot Springs and found a doctor who was born after the Civil War.

I hope the baby whose father gave her bleach will be okay!

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:18 PM

8. The really sad thing is; he is about average in central Floriduh.

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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:20 PM

9. Nice written

Intresting post

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Response to rachel1 (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:24 PM

10. I just read a story today about a couple busted for selling diluted bleach as cure-all:

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