Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grandfather of Toddler Who Died from Meningitis Says Boy Lethargic, Not Ill

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grandfather of Toddler Who Died from Meningitis Says Boy Lethargic, Not Ill

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Grandfather says boy was lethargic, not ill

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - The grandfather of a toddler whose parents are on trial in his death says the child was lethargic, but not ill, the night before he was rushed to hospital.

Anthony Stephan is the father of David Stephan, who along with wife Collet, are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life for their 18-month-old son Ezekiel.

Court has heard how his parents gave him natural remedies, including smoothies with hot peppers and horseradish over a period of two weeks because they thought he had croup and the flu, but an autopsy found the boy had bacterial meningitis and a lung infection.

The boy's grandfather told court Thursday he was at his son's home in Glenwood, Alta., in March 2012 on business and blessed Ezekiel and prayed over him.

He says the next day, he got a call from his son "screaming" that Ezekiel wasn't breathing, and he told him to call 911 and he would meet them at the hospital.

Anthony Stephan also said a emergency medical technician told him at the Cardston hospital that medical officials couldn't get an air tube into the little boy. …

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