Day one of the trial was not a surprise.
Registered Nurse and friend of Ezekiel's mother, Terrie Shaw testified that she visited and checked Ezekiel's vitals.
Collet Stephan had complained that he was more tired than usual and appeared to be achy with muscle stiffness.
Terrie testified that there was nothing she could see of concern and that if Collet wanted to know more then to take Ezekiel into a doctor. They looked up viral meningitis as a possible reason for the muscle stiffness but Ezekiel did not have the symptoms to match that either.
Ken Cherinowski, paramedic testified:
Dr Lloyd Clark testified:
A concern was raised over Dr. Clarkes previous notoriety which he earned in 2018 when he made some hard remarks to a group of homeless Natives in the small Southern Town of Cardston Alberta. News of his actions made national headlines.
Dr. Clark then continued on with his testimony. When asked to identify an X-ray he had ordered and interpreted he testified:
The Xray seen to the right shows a zoom in on the trachea. You can see on the film that the trachea, lungs and heart are all offset to the childs right side.
This could create catastrophic "intubation difficulties".
You can aslo see a dark spot in his trachea about the same size as the intubation tube. In the autopsy photos a deep gouge was found directly below this spot.
The medical Examiner would later testify that Ezekiel did not have an infection in his lung. It formed only on the outside of the lung. It is believed that the intubation tube placed in the back of the ambulance in the ambulance bay punctured Ezekiels Plural Cavity and created the infection.
Dr. Clarke was asked if he knew anything about a tracheal tear. He responded that it was the first time he had heard of it.
He was then shown the contents of the social media post he had complained about. The contents were exclusively limited to discussion surrounding a tracheal puncture.
At this point he claimed he was not qualified to speak to the difference between a tracheal tear and a tracheal puncture.
I have no words to express my horror at this appalling web of deciei or my deep respect for David Stephan
I’m sorry, but none of this makes sense. In my 20 years of working in Intensive Care I have never seen a distended abdomen( with air) cause tracheal shift.
Air appears black on X-ray. The first white areas show the heart( normal) then dense consolidation over the lung.
Likewise it’s impossible to puncture the pleural cavity without puncturing the lung. In an endotracheal tube had somehow( again never seen this happen) manage to puncture the pleural cavity it would have first have to go through the lung. This would cause a pneumoth. Again the first X-ray doesn’t show a pneumothorax at all.
There are a lot of claims made on this site without any medical professionals substantiating them. And it appears that this child died for dozens of reasons.
Quackery. This fellow and his wife killed their child with horseradish and prayer when proper medical attention was needed and available. They deserve no support of any kind. Blaming the EMTs, the ambulance,the hospital,doctors,nurses and housekeepers and not themsleves is lunacy. Promoting them via this website is a travesty. The potions they make and sell are useless - updated snake oil. And the pious comments posted here are feeding his ego and nothing more.