On March 24th rescue workers showed up at the Edgewater, FL home Brian Bouchard (21), his girlfriend Brittany Dishong (20) and her son Isaiah Mitchell (14-months). Isaiah, in case you weren’t sure, is the cute little blonde, blue-eyed angel above. Could his little face be any sweeter?
Well, as you know if we are reading Isaiah’s story here, it can’t be a good one. Isaiah’s story goes much like many we read here, mom goes to work and leaves him with the live-in. The live-in, having a bad day, abuses the baby leaving him fighting for his life.
The day Isaiah was injured Bouchard, afraid of his probation being revoked, didn’t call 911, he called Isaiah’s mother 10 times in more than 2 ½ hours. Brittany made the call to 911. When rescue workers arrived they would find an unresponsive Isaiah, with severe bruising and swelling of the face. Awww, that sweet face all swollen crushes me, he looks so much like my own dynamic duo.
Bouchard, who consumed two beers that night and was having a BAD day, offered several explanations for Isaiah’s injuries and well… they all amount to a bunch of bull shit. Excuse #1, Isaiah fell from an 18-inch-high step, hit his head on a bassinet, the baby then asked for juice, ran toward the driveway, tripped again, fell forward on the concrete, struck his forehead and flipped over landing on his back. He quickly picked up the baby, who puked on his shirt and then his eyes rolled back in his head. Isaiah continued to vomit in the bathtub while Bouchard splashed water on him. Keep in mind…he never called 911, it took 2 ½ hours for that call to be made. Excuse #2, Bouchard pushed open a bedroom door not knowing Isaiah was behind it, the door slammed into the baby’s back, making him fall face down on the floor. This time Isaiah had a large area of bruising on his back and golf ball sized lump on the back of his head…wait though he fell forward. Excuse #3, he scooped up Isaiah by one arm and as he tried to close the bathroom door the baby fell head first on to the uncarpeted hallway floor. After he dropped Isaiah on the floor, the baby lost coordination and was running sideways and missing things he was trying to reach for. Just to remind you, there was no call made to 911 for 2 ½ hours. Excuse #4, this is his last ditch effort I think, Bouchard was running through the house and knocked down Isaiah when he struck him in the back of the head with his knee. “I hit him hard, he tumbled,” Bouchard told investigators. How did the baby react when he fell, police ask, “He was just like shocked, astounded. He had a blank look, but his eyes were wide. He looked terrified, like he was just scared.” I’m astounded too Bouchard and shocked that you think anyone would believe these lame excuses, terrified of what I could do to you if this were my son and scared of the enjoyment I would get dishing up your punishment for harming my baby. But I’m not Brittany and that makes you a lucky dog.
Anyhow, Isaiah was at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, yes it’s Flori-duh again. He underwent emergency surgery to drain the fluids from his brain. Isaiah has been on life support since being hospitalized.
Now for the shocker…doctors said…wait for it…Isaiah’s injuries are not the result of falling from Bouchard’s arms or being hit by a boor. Isaiah had several skull fractures, leading them to believe the baby was battered with a tremendous amount of force to cause so much bleeding on the brain.
Brian Bouchard was arrested on Thursday, March 29th after deputies began searching for him earlier in the day. He was charged on Friday, March 30th with aggravated child abuse and ordered held without bond. He showed no signs of emotion or concern for Isaiah’s condition. In court he acknowledged the charges against him, but said nothing. You coward!
Thanks to Tammy G. for the tip.