To make a long story short, my husband has been accused by the police of causing a right femur fracture to my then 7 week old premature baby. My baby sustained the fracture by my car seat in my care back in march 2015. I didn’t even realize he had a fracture. His demeanor was more fussy than usual. I thought he was coming down with colic. He would cry every time I picked him up to breastfeed him. My husband wasnt even here until that evening. He noticed the swelling the day after the incident and immediately took him to ER. DCF investigated and closed the case 5 months later stating non substantiated and no indicators . 4 months later my husband was arrested for cruelty to child. Medical records state no signs of NAT or bruising. Medical records also state that the injury could’ve been age related. So we don’t know if he sustained a fracture during birth and then it got reinjured during the car incident. My husband and I are both military and have never been arrested before. I’ve been in for 19 years and he is a decorated officer in in the army for 17 years with 7 deployment tours and together we have 4 children. Law enforcement are trying to say because he was the one that noticed the injury and took him in he is the cause of injury. Our baby had to get a splint for a couple of weeks and his fracture healed with no issues. He was 8 weeks old when it happened and now he’s almost a year and hes starting to walk. The baby was never taken from us and law enforcement never came to speak with us in the course of 9 months. Dcf came to the house twice. This whole situation is a mess and my husband hasn’t seen his child in over a month. They put an outstanding warrant out for his arrest written on 3 December and my husband was arrested 4 December. They called it fugitive of justice. Said he fled Milton and went to alabama when in fact he lives in Alabama and comes down ever week to see his family. So how was he a fugitive when we had no idea he was wanted? Please advise.
A month after our baby’s injury I had lab work and bone scan done on my self and found out that I am vitamin d deficient and I have osteopenia. My mother is also vitamin d deficient and so is his aunt and grandmother. My husband also have bone issues. When he was a toddler he had to wear a corrective brace on his right leg and shoes. We found out last week that our baby is also vitamin d insufficient and has high alkaline phospate and on the very low end of phosphorous. My baby was also premature when he was born. He was 3.2 lbs at birth and close to 8 lbs at the time of incident. I was 32 weeks and 4 days when I had my emergency c section with our baby.
I have all of his medical records from birth until now. So please let me know what you need and I can get it to you.
I read on your article that taking tums while vitamin d deficient was a no no. Well my doctor advised me to take them with my acid reflux and I popped them like candy.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email and I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Holick’s Evaluation Adrian & His Family
After reviewing the medical records, Angel was found to have 25-Hydroxyvitamin D that was undetectable during her pregnancy. Thus, her son was vitamin D deficient at birth and he had infantile rickets. He was breastfed and did not received any vitamin D supplementation. It is well documented that human breast milk contains little if any vitamin D which is why it is recommended as standard of care that all infants especially breastfeed infants should receive 400 IUs vitamin D a day. Angel is an African American and African Americans had much higher risk for vitamin D deficiency. I testified and explained to the court that Adrian had infantile rickets which markedly increased his risk for fragility fractures. This is the reason for the fractures that were observed. They were not caused by non-accidental trauma as was reported by the child abuse expert. As you can appreciate from the attached letter of support the misdiagnosis of being accused of child abuse was extremely traumatic for the family.
This is very similar what was recently reported where a mother from Aberdeen had similar experience of her child being taken away because she was misdiagnosed as causing non accidental trauma of her child.
Please see the letters from the parents as to what they experienced as a result of to being falsely accused child abuse and how I helped them be reunited with their child in ‘Letters from Parents Who Dr. Holick helped’.