Boy lives for 10 days with dead mother.....

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  1. ABikerSailor
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    You know, I'm an orphan myself, and have been since 8.

    This is probably the saddest story that I've seen in 44 years.........

    Police: Boy, 8, spent 10 days with dead mother -- chicagotribune.com

    I really hope that an extremely loving and understanding couple will adopt this child, especially if they can't find other relatives.
     
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    Poor little guy.
     
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    He never calls 911? My son is nine now and I'm sure he could tell if I was dead or not and to call 911. Really important to teach kids about IMHO!
     
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    Sad.
     
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    Interesting... I'd have thought he didn't call because a) he didn't want to separate from mom; and b) didn't want to be taken away.

    Just a thought.
     
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    Disassociation?
     
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    Or they didn't have a phone, or he just didn't know what to do. Or he could have some learning disabilities.
     
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    I don't think he was necessarily slow.......he managed to keep going to the store and feed himself, as well as was able to stay reasonably healthy.

    Yes, teaching your children to call 911 when there is a problem is a good thing, only trouble is, not all parents trust cops, even if they live within the constraints of the law.
     
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    He was home schooled, had no other relatives, was only 8 years old and was all alone in the world. I don't think what he did was all that strange, especially for an 8 year old. He probably knew he would be put in foster care and was in grief and would have sought help sooner or later. Maybe he was already asking for help with his behavior if not with words since the store clerk already sensed the mother was dead.

    I hope he is taken in by good people and that this story reminds people to pay more attention to little kids who look like they might be in some kind of trouble.
     
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    Excellent Points all Anguille. My heart breaks for him, and like ABS said, let's hope a relative can take him in and give him a loving home.
     

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