A couple in Edmonton has been charged with failure to provide the necessities of life after their 18 month old died of meningitis. The parents failed to take him to the Doctor until he stopped breathing, preferring to treat him with tinctures and smoothies.

Today in court it was revealed that in the days leading up to his death the parents were keeping him hydrated with an eye dropper because he wouldn’t drink on his own.

How the hell does a kid get to that point and the parents don’t take him to a Doctor? Such a bizzare combination of attentiveness and neglect.

Poor little guy.