A WOMAN was left furious after her husband’s grandmother dropped her 3-month-old baby on his head leaving him needing hospital care.
The woman revealed anonymously to reddit that in retaliation to the grandmother’s blasé reaction to the head injury she told a huge lie which has divided the family.
Posting to the subreddit AITA, the mum asked whether she was in the wrong for lying about how serious her son’s injuries were.
She goes on to say that her husband’s grandmother has always had a “oh don’t worry, everything will work out fine” mentality, but did not think it would extend to the safety of newborn babies.
The incident happened around two weeks ago, whilst she was babysitting her great-grandson and she called the mum to tell her that her son hada ‘bit of a tumble’.
She writes: “I heard my son screaming in the background and my instincts said something was extremely wrong, so I said to get off the phone with me and call an ambulance.
“She started handwaving it with “I don’t think we need to bother with an ambulance, babies are tougher than they look you know, basically made of rubber.”
“When I said he sounded like he was hurt she admitted he had “a bit of a scrape and a bruise” and when I pushed further she said it was on his head.”
At this point the mum knew something was wrong and hung up the call with her grandmother-in-law and called the ambulance to her house.
Whilst driving to the hospital she found out that not only did grandma drop her son, she dropped him while walking down the stairs, so he fell onto the second from bottom step and hit his head on the third from bottom step.
At the hospital the grandmother was still being dismissive and saying her son would be just fine, the woman says she eventually asked her to leave the hospital.
It turns out, her son did have a minor skull fracture but that it would heal over a couple of months.
Even the doctor pointed out how a fall like that could have easily caused a life threatening injury and that her grandmother’s hesitation to call an ambulance could have increased the risk of a fatal accident.
Understandably, the mother was furious with the grandmother’s actions as well as her consistent dismissive attitude, but called her to let her know her son was fine.
As soon as the grandmother picked up she was condescending and answered the phone with; “what did I tell you, he’s fine, isn’t he?”
This only infuriated the mother more and in response told her; “actually we’re still not sure if he’s going to make it.”
She says that only after saying this did she get the apologies and remorse she wanted.
Her husband did call later that day to let her know their son was fine, but his dad and grandad were very upset about the lie they told her.
“They think it was a dirty trick to lie to an old lady about her great grandson’s injury, but my husband and I maintain that she deserved to feel bad about what happened to my son.” She wrote.
She added she wouldn’t be letting her near her son again and hopes she will be more careful about safety.
One user wrote: “NTA, but that’s a woman who should not longer be allowed to be alone with children. She’s a danger to them.”
Another user responded: “And the thing that shocks me the most was that she didn’t even apologise or feel any concern for the baby she dropped down the stairs. She is the worst great grandmother ever.”
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