Warning: 'Dust' may fly into your eye. It did to me.
Mooch works at a Mental Care Facility in town that watches people of all ages. She was the primary caretaker of a 6 year old girl with Pica who I’ll call ‘NomNom’. For those who don’t know, Pica is an eating disorder where you ingest non-food items. All children have it, but you usually grow out of it. It becomes a disorder when you don’t. I have Pica myself.
NomNom was in this facility for 2 or 3 years. Her mother couldn’t care for her at the time because her case was so severe and with her father overseas in Afghanistan it wasn’t safe for her to be at home, so she was placed to be treated while her mother took classes. They were slated to get her back about 6 months after this happened.
One day, Mooch had a coworker call in sick and was moved to a different area and a different nurse, I don’t have a short name for this useless, lazy whore-bitch, was put in charge of NomNom and disaster struck.
The bitch gets NomNom ready for bed and tucks her in and decides to throw away her pacifier. NomNom has one because if she’s chewing on it, she doesn’t have the urge to eat anything else. It’s there for safety more than anything. The bitch decides she doesn’t need one and throws it away. Then, upon realizing she was a WHOLE MINUTE LATE FOR HER BREAK OH NOES rushes out. She gets halfway to the break room and realizes she left a bottle of cleaner in NomNom’s room. But that can wait until she has her precious cigarette, right?
Another nurse happened to walk by NomNom’s room and peeked in to check on her and found her laying on the floor, having OPENED THE BOTTLE, DRANK THE CONTENTS, AND HAD BEEN IN THE PROCESS OF EATING THE PLASTIC!! They did what they could, but NomNom was comatose and later declared brain-dead. They had to take her off life-support after a couple of weeks.
NomNom’s father was flown back in and went to the facility where his wife was waiting, and they called Mooch in. Mooch was poised to be arrested for gross neglect causing the death of this child when she pointed out she hadn’t even been in the section. She’d been filling in for another nurse and they’d called the bitch in to watch NomNom.
They pull the bitch into the room and she wasn’t even sorry. They asked her about the pacifier, and she told them straight up she threw it away. “I mean, she’s, like, six! She doesn’t need a pacifier! She’s not a BABY! So I threw it away for her.”
They asked her about the cleaner left in the child’s room. “Well, I forgot I put it there, and I was late for my smoke break. I figured it could wait to be put up for fifteen minutes.”
I think the only reason the father didn’t pound her face in right then was because the bitch was a woman.
The story didn’t make the news as they wanted to keep it private. Other than this one incident, the facility is a pretty good place, no one else was ever injured like this. The bitch was locked up for a very long time.
The only good, cute ray of light in this horrible dredge I could get was the teddy bear. NomNom’s father gave her a teddy bear before being deployed and it was the only thing, the ONLY THING, NomNom never tried to eat or chew on. Mooch said she never even drooled on it. And while she was comatose, that bear never left her arms, she had a death grip on it up until she finally passed.
…well, I had to end this with something sweet.