When you think of all of the parenting fails that can beset parents, some of them -- like the baby who died on an airport luggage conveyer belt -- extremely tragic, it's amazing that children manage to make it to adulthood in enormous numbers! There are parents who don't realize their kids are sick, don't realize they're still in a hot car, don't realize they're behind the wheels of the family truck, you name it. And now you have ... parents who didn't realize their daughter was shot. Even though she was lying in her bed at the time. When you hear the details, it will make you seriously wonder if maybe you could make the same mistake.
A 10-year-old girl was reportedly lying in her bed at around 2 a.m., sound asleep, when a bullet fired somewhere outside pierced the walls of her bedroom -- and slammed into her buttocks.
The girl apparently woke up in pain and called for her parents. They examined her and found blood in her underwear. Thinking she had just gotten her first period, they didn't call police.
In the morning, the girl was still bleeding and still in pain. This is when the parents began looking around her bed -- and found a bullet holes. This was five hours after the girl had been shot.
The poor girl, lying there bleeding and in pain from a gunshot wound, and no one realizes it! Thank goodness she didn't bleed to death. The girl is still in the hospital, but expected to recover.
I'm sure the parents must feel terrible. But who would think that a bullet could hit your daughter when she's lying in her bed? You'd like to think you'd never make a terrible mistake like this, but it's not out of the realm of possibility for anyone.
Have you ever not realized your child was hurt?
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