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Couple Divorces After Only Child, Baby Boy Drank A Bottle Of Adult Medicine & Died

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Couple Divorces After Only Child, Baby Boy Drank A Bottle Of Adult Medicine & Died

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Sunday July 17, 2016 – Couple Divorces After Only Child, A Baby Boy Drank A Bottle Of Adult Medicine & Died

Story by Eunice from Asaba

A very sad story that happened to my uncle and his wife in 2015 that will teach everyone on this platform how to watch out for their children.

My Uncle and his wife married for ten good years with no child and in the eleventh year a baby boy was born into the family.

Their joy grew no bounds. When the boy was around 2 years of age, one beautiful morning that turned to a sad day, my uncle was about leaving home for work and he saw his medicine bottle open but couldn’t wait to pick up the medicine bottle and cap it because he is already late for work.

He asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it out of reach of the child because the bottle contained a poisonous medicine meant for adult in a very small dosage.

The mother was preoccupied in the kitchen and totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to it. He was fascinated with its colour; he picked it up and drank all the medicine in it.

When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was scared how to face her husband. When the distressed father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he cried like a wounded lion

He looked at his wife with so much hate and blamed her for the death of their only child which took years to conceive.

As I’m writing this, they are finalising their divorce papers. I feel so pained because the whole family is blaming the woman but what of my uncle that couldn’t even remember to remove the medicine bottle he drank himself? Women are always blamed in marriage issues and I think it’s not fair at all.

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  1. tob

    July 17, 2016 at 7:32 AM

    This is just so sad
    Its not the woman’s fault
    Like u said she was pre occupied woth other things in the kitchen
    How many seconds would it take ur uncle to pick up d bottle knowing fully well there was a child a few meters away?
    Its totally unfair to blame the woman
    I feel your uncle should take some of the blame and shouldn’t point afinger at her afterall it was her child as well?
    She has to deal with losing a child as well too..
    After all the pains of labour..
    Gosh may God help us
    RIP Little one

  2. Metu Nyetu

    July 17, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    What is this life! How do we explain this when we quote everyday that the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow? Chai! Chai!

    Both of them have their respective shares of the blame, and if I should apportion, the man’s part would be heavier. He was the one who had used the drug carelessly; he was the primary cause. His wife only “forgot”. She was busy in the kitchen, and we all are witnesses that we tend to forget things when we are busy, especially when those things have nothing to do with our present preoccupation at that time. This happens to all of us. And so it is not necessarily carelessness on the woman’s part; rather, it is forgetfulness.

    But the man was infinitely and inexcusably careless! How many seconds would it have taken him to pause and tuck away that drug beyond the reach of their golden child? He messed up big time! His macho may not let him admit, but this is the plainest truth.

    This is such a sad tale. But to separate is to aggravate the situation. They could have borne this grief together. They had brought it upon themselves “together”. Their bearing it together would ensure a synergy that makes them come out stronger and wiser.

    I just pray they don’t follow through with this process of divorce. Is it for the desperation that they may never have another child? Have children finished from where God had blessed them with this one that just died?

    Please don’t divorce your wife for this is you ever loved her! She cannot make it alone.

    • Metu Nyetu

      July 17, 2016 at 7:38 AM

      Please don’t divorce your wife for this if you ever loved her, I mean.

  3. fifelomo

    July 17, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    This is a sad one. Both should be blamed. Negligence on both parties. The man value his work more than his only child and the woman was so carried away with the house chores. Anyway, I don’t think divorce should be the next option. May the boy rip.

  4. D Hunter

    July 17, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    I blame the man alone for this misfortune. For not only being the one that carelessly dropped the medicine after drinking from it but also being thesame person that first saw it open and ignored it and rather asked his wife who was so busy to do the needful.

    Fuck up! Does the wife have ten hands? How long would it have taken him to closed a bottle of medicine that he himself drank from? Did he forget his hands at the office the previous day that he was hurrying to go collect back? Rubbish! Was the time he was instructing his busy wife to close the medicine not enough to do so himself?

    So why is almost everybody blaming the poor woman for Christ sake? Some men are so nonechalant and complacent about what women go through to keep up things in order at home.

    Trust me, if this man divorce this woman, he will later regret his stupidity and foolishness.

    I take a stroll…

  5. Endure

    July 17, 2016 at 1:44 PM

    My dear I share your pain,sorry for the loss. The death of that innocent child resulted as result of carelessness. I don’t want to ascribe blame to anyone of them. But I honestly do not think divorcing would in anyway solve this issue. I would have suggested they remain together. God understands and ready to forgive them for what has happened but compounding the problem by seeking divorce is where I think they’ve gotten it all wrong. Family members should themselves be a force for good and not tearing apart what God has yoke together by not taking any side. They should help resolve the matter. This is unforeseen occurrence that could happen to any couple. So I will advice them to oppose the devil who ones to hijack this incident in order to break them apart.


    July 17, 2016 at 2:36 PM


  7. Maryf

    July 17, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    This is one of the problem we are facing in this country today. Once a man is married, he has typically turned to GOD/LORD, he leaves everything (house chores) for the wife who is already over working herself all in the name of marriage. Men should learn to do things they see in time on their own and stop waiting for woman to do everything.

    That medicine belong to the OGA of the house. How many seconds will it take him to cap his own medicine and keep it far from the child? RIP child, your mom is not to be blamed, but your father. Divorce her and marry another servant!

  8. betty

    July 17, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    both are @ fault. d man rushing to working who is he working for is it not bcos of his child to provide and make d family comfortable. and to d woman no kitchen job is important than ur child. it’s a big lesson to us all

  9. Truce

    July 17, 2016 at 6:16 PM

    They are both at fault, always keep medicine out of d reach of children. Most at fault is d lazy husband that couldn’t just keep d drugs after use.
    Its quite unfortunate they both killed their child out of carelessness.

  10. Emmy

    July 18, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    OMG this is such a trying moment for this couple.God gave them this child and God also allowed this to happen for a reason(Rmns 8:28). I think they should see this as a trial and a moment to experience God more together.If they do this, it will not take long before they begin to celebrate another child.May God help you both.

  11. sola olaniyi

    July 18, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    This will serve as a lesson to parents out there..R.I.P boy

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