Sometimes people confuse me. Why they do such things. Today I had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful blonde 2 year old little boy. He is the victim of a hit and run drunk driver. The history of the driver is horrible. A 45 year old man with 2 pending DUI's in the last 6 months and he hasn't had a license in 12 years. Yet, he is allowed to continue to stalk the streets in a murderous vehicle and in a complete drunken stupor. Why is he still free? I guess his conscience got the better of him in an instance of sober because he turned himself in. But now the once free-spirited, funny, normal two year old has neurological deficits that he may not ever recover from. In the fifteen minutes it took me to start his IV, his grandma sobbingly told us his heartbreaking story. I wish a simple hug would make things better for them.
And that's not the end of his story. His momma left him in the hospital room for a bit today with her boyfriend (I think he is the child's daddy, too) and when she came back, there was a bright red hand print on the little boy. What more does this little boy have to go through? Stress is no excuse for that kind of behavior! Now on top of the loss of their "normal" little boy, this family has to deal with possible abuse issues too.
People confuse me, but the element of surprise is slowly disappearing. I can't say it surprises me anymore when I hear such stories and see such behaviors. The world has gone crazy and gets worse every day. I'm moving to Mars!