Last Tuesday, I took my 2 yr old grandson to the pediatrician. His parents brought him home Monday and he had 2 bruises in suspicious locations. (We have custody, parents get weekends w/father's parents supervision) Well, we took photos, and the dr submitted it to the abuse line. I was told last week that the clearinghouse had screened it out, as the kids weren't in "imminent danger' b/c I have custody & visitation is supervised. Well, I have no way of knowing if the grandparents really are there all weekend, and I found out after we got the custody order that there was a history of abuse between dh's daughter & husband, and between the father's parents. It's all very confusing. Anyways, I had a social worker show up at my house today, unannounced. I'm sure they're used to it, but I was wearing a tank top, sweatpants that didn't match the top, hair pulled back, no shower yet. She got some background info from me on the parents, asked me to show her where the bruise was on him, looked at both kids to see that they were healthy & left. She called me later to say that there WAS going to be an investigation into the parents & grandparents of the babies. This is good news I know, but it still makes me nervous. We're hoping the state will make them take a drug test, and hopefully will change the weekend visitation to visitation supervised by the state. We'll see. Hope I know something by Friday, before the parents show up to get the kids! Keep us in your thoughts & prayers; while dh never wanted more kids, we agree that they really need to stay with us unless the parents made some drastic improvements which they haven't done yet.
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