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Christian Blewitt

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Amanda3266 Thu 17-Feb-05 19:38:08

This is about that little boy who was poisoned with salt by his foster parents.
Just read a very disquieting report in Private Eye which has made me wonder how safe their conviction is.
It seems that Christian had several health problems some which were not apparent until the post mortem (a problem with his heart structure)

That although he was admitted to hospital with a high salt level his body did not make any attempt to remove the salt (odd) - apparently there should have been probs with the kidneys etc but they were normal.

Much of the evidence regarding salt poisoning came from several research papers written by (wait for it) Prof. Roy Meadow.

Finally - when the foster Dad took Christian to hospital Christian had been sick on his shoulder - no trace of salt when tested. I know that technically he could have ingested the salt ages before but it does make me concerned.

prunegirl Thu 17-Feb-05 20:00:25

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Amanda3266 Thu 17-Feb-05 20:07:53

Have just been looking at all the press reports on the net. The best comment I could find was by a consultant paediatrician who said that he didn't know how it was possible that had forced him to take the salt but logically that was the only explanation.

JanH Thu 17-Feb-05 20:08:54

I think I will try (with difficulty, given a) some of the things the adoptive parents definitely said and did and b) total scepticism about anything involving Roy Meadow) to keep an open mind...

edam Thu 17-Feb-05 20:43:50

The lost mothers thread runs through my mind every time there is a news story or a thread condemning parents accused of child abuse... we are all so quick to rush to judgement (me included, sometimes).

SofiaAmes Fri 18-Feb-05 00:40:56

I did say on the mumsnet thread about Christian, that I was suspicious of the suposed "evidence" against the parents. I don't think I'll ever believe that kind of evidence again.

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