|PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- The very evening before Gilbert's death, these
typed notes state that he was playing with other children and sitting up
in bed. (Does this sound planned? The handwritten notes indicate
that Gilbert was playing in bed at around noon, not in the evening)
- The night before his death his temperature is
- Handwritten bedside notes state that Gilbert
was comatose at 10:30 a.m. the day of his death.
- The typed notes
state that at 10:30 a.m. Gilbert was drinking water and then vomited, and began to
take a turn for the worse. How can Gilbert on the handwritten
bedside notes be comatose while on the typed notes be drinking water?
- At 6:30 a.m. the day of Gilbert's death, it is
noted in the typed notes that Gilbert became extremely restless followed
by periods of quiet. It is noted in the handwritten bedside notes
that Gilbert was constantly tossing about on the bed and answered yes
when asked if he had a headache. Yet, no temperature was taken
from 4:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. WHY?
- According to the written Bedside Notes,
Gilbert was removed to Albany Hospital because he was comatose. At
this time, according to the notes they were still waiting for Dr.
Haverly, who was notified at 7:45. It appears that the doctor
never came to either the infirmary or to the hospital. WHY?
The doctor only lives a short distance from the hospital.
- How was Gilbert taken to the hospital?
Was he driven in a car by the nuns? Was an ambulance called?
If they left the orphanage at 10:45 a.m., why did it take so long to get
to the hospital? Albany Hospital, Medical Record Librarian,
writes in the letter to the superintendent of St. Colman's: "As
you know this child died approximately five hours after admission".
- The weather for that day was fair with no
serious weather conditions. It should have only taken at the most
one hour to get to the hospital. That would bring us to 11:45 a.m.
by the time of reaching the hospital. Then if we are to believe
the time of death was approximately 5 hours after admission, this would
set Gilberts death at 4:45 or even 5:00 p.m. This leaves us an
hour or so before of the death certificate which states 4:00 p.m. and an
hour after which the typed notes states that the doctor from Albany
Hospital called the superintendent of St. Colman's after six to inform
them of Gilbert's death.