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Baby abandoned on rubbish dump

By Sapa | Sep 26, 2011 | COMMENTS [ 50 ]

Locals found him and phoned emergency services - Now he has a name and is receiving treatment in hospital

A newborn baby boy found wrapped in a blanket at a rubbish dump near an informal settlement in Bloemfontein is doing well in hospital.

Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic spokeswoman Amanda Appelgryn said the child, named Caleb Hope, was in good condition and breathing on his own.

“He was on antibiotics due to the environment he was found in.”   

Workers at an informal rubbish dump near the JB Mafora settlement discovered the baby on Saturday afternoon and phoned emergency services.

ER24 paramedics found the baby boy with the umbilical cord still attached to the placenta.

He was hypothermic and struggled to breathe.

Appelgryn said the baby had bite marks on his skin from ants while he was lying at the dump.

Spokeswoman for the Shiloh Zoe Hope Trust in Bloemfontein Madelaine Cornelissen said it was expected Caleb would remain in hospital for the next seven days for observation.

“In the meantime we, in collaboration with the department of social services, would be looking for a place of safety for the boy.”   

The Shiloh Zoe Hope Trust is a non-profit organisation giving free help to unwanted babies and their mothers in Bloemfontein.

Cornelissen said they preferred to place the baby directly at a place of safety, with a family.

Police are investigating.

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What a heartless women...........

Nov 16, 2011 5:5 | 0 replies

ER24 paramedics found the baby boy with the umbilical cord still attached to the placenta.

He was hypothermic and struggled to breathe.

Appelgryn said the baby had bite marks on his skin from ants while he was lying at the dump.
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I am in tears,this is soooo sad.

Sep 26, 2011 2:53 | 0 replies

@Ezmo
Not mabaleng cause she won't have money bfor transport to Mafora, ere ko Makaoteng

Sep 26, 2011 2:45 | 0 replies

if i was not on the side of the country, i would be waiting for u in Sandton.

Sep 26, 2011 2:41 | 0 replies

kwaaaaaaaaaaait just a warning luvies i know u dont wear socks

Sep 26, 2011 2:36 | 0 replies

Both the parents are evil - most of you act as if you are hurt while u dumped your kids with your ex-girlfriends and don't even bother to know if the kid is eating or NOT. YOU HAVE NO HEARTS but u act all pure and some women have Graveyards in their wombs...nxa...

Sep 26, 2011 2:34 | 0 replies

@Dre, I'm with u all the way. What these women do is totally out of line. And still, it does not justify throwing an innocent baby into some hell, Ag mare batho ba yang hee?

Sep 26, 2011 2:31 | 0 replies

limpgalg

now u are boring, why are u ruining this perfect relationship. Where do socks fit it now?

Sep 26, 2011 2:31 | 0 replies

This woman is evil, some years down the line uzosibora writing to Khumbul'ekhay with tears down her chin athi ufuna ingane yakhe, she never meant for this to happen and she is been having sleepless night for God knows how many years and thousands apologies to the kid and bla bla bla. sometimes abafazi yinja and ufa azi vele.......

Sep 26, 2011 2:22 | 0 replies

i advise all woman when that thought comes into your mind that the only way to keep your man is by having his baby take a weekend out and u will come back with a sober mind. this is result of relationships went sour. Do u remember what happened in Khayelitsha last year.

Sep 26, 2011 2:21 | 0 replies

i will wait @ DRe dont weat stinking socks coz they turn me off

Sep 26, 2011 2:20 | 0 replies