If you’ve ever held a newborn or young infant in your arms you know that they kinda have a heft to them. They are delicate but they have sturdy bones, perfect, unmarked skin and barring the occasional dirty diaper the most wonderful “new baby smell”. They are generally pretty loud little creatures as unfortunately they weren’t born with the ability to articulate themselves verbally. They cry. They can cry a lot when they need certain needs met. To be fed, to be loved and to have their waste cleaned off of their bodies. Pretty basic stuff. I’m sure, however, when they have broken bones they cry a lot in pain.
Now, Wendell Kevin Bozeman; who at 18-years-old is already a father to a 3-month-old, made his child cry a lot. This baby was treated at the George County Medical Center for MULTIPLE fractured bones on Tuesday night. He was arrested Wednesday by the Sheriff’s office and charged with a felony child abuse in connection with the injuries to the baby. He is currently in jail (where he belongs) and is expected to stay there until his trial (here’s hoping someone teaches him what it is to cry in pain.)
Now as the mother of a 4-month-old baby I have to wonder what a tiny little infant could do beyond cry to express themselves. This poor baby must have really been in pain. I can’t imagine how much multiple breaks hurt a little baby. I mean adults are given narcotics to deal with the pain of a single fracture. They can express their pain. A 3-month-old baby..Oh it brings tears to my eyes to even consider.
***Special thanks to Jackie for the write-up.***