Friday, July 23, 2010

College Point mother dies, baby eats dog food

From Eyewitness News:

A woman battling a long-term illness died in her home in the College Point section of Queens, leaving her toddler to crawl around her lifeless body for hours.

Authorities say 32-year-old Saydie Rentas collapsed in the kitchen of her home on 11th Avenue sometime Thursday afternoon.

Rentas was home with her 21-month-old son, Brian Rodriquez, at the time. Her husband was at work.

She was reportedly dead for at least four hours, and possibly more, when her husband called a neighbor to check on her.

The neighbor, who had a key, went into the house at around 8 p.m. and discovered Rentas' lifeless body.

Authorities say her son was crawling around her body and eating food out of the dog bowl. He was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.

An autopsy conducted Friday morning determined Rentas died from complications of lupus. Her death is not considered suspicious.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not lupis.

Anonymous said...

So sad.

Anonymous said...

How sad. Poor baby. :(

Davidd Rodriguez said...

umm . peoplee need to get their stories straight , im saydiess step son and in these stories you "writers" swear u get the story straight because 1 . it was lupus . 2 . the baby's fine thank you for asking and 3. the writers . "leaving her toddler to crawl around her lifeless body for hours. " cmmon get a life . was it planed that she would die . "21-month-old son, Brian Rodriquez ." brian is far from his name and he is turning 2 in 2 weeks . so that makes him 23 months . "The neighbor, who had a key" the neighbor didn't have a key . "Authorities say her son was crawling around her body" 1 hes 23 months obviously he knows how to walk and he was laying beside her waiting for her hoping she would wake up. She was an amazing mother and you reporters who don't know crap mind your business . R.I.P Saydiee . <3

KG2V said...

Prayers for her family - this is a shame. Unfortunately, it does happen occasionalyy

Anonymous said...

God bless her and may he watch over her family durning this very difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Davidd, you need to step away from articles that have minor details wrong, and grieve... and pick up a dictionary so you come across a bit more credible and intelligent.

Davidd Rodriguez said...

if u dont knoww what you are talking about dont write nothing . and they diddnt know what they were talking about . they get paid to make stories like this not make stupid mistakes .

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous... the CHILD just lost his step-mom. people grieve in different ways. have a heart, he's brave for sticking up for what he believes is right.
@ David, i'm so sorry for your loss...don't let the media get to you sweetheart. they are careless sometimes.

Anonymous said...

From the Family R.I.P Saydie Rentas We all love you and u will be missed tremendously You were a joy to know!! We all know your in a better place and you are One of Gods Angels!!!!

meliza said...

i found out soo sad to kno its was cause lupus i also have it too soo my prayeers go out to them,,

Carey said...

Saydie was one of the most amazing women and wonderful mothers any one could ever ask for. Every one that knew her was a better person for having been in her presence. She always had a kind word and a loving smile, she lit up a room when she entered. Little Dave, my love, don't let these people get to you. As you can see people, most people, do have a heart and do care. We all know who and what Saydie was to all of us. I love all of you guys. Take a piece of Saydie with you and use her as a great example of how to live your life. She loved you and your sister with all of her heart and soul. She was so proud of you guys.

Davidd rodrguez said...

thank youu anonymous and careyy .

Tennille Sonfist said...

Little Dave - I love you, and Saydie loved you SO MUCH! You were always there for her, defending her, protecting her, loving her. We were all blessed to have her in our lived.

And the Anonymous person that said he should pick up a dictionary needs to shut the hell up. He is grieving, the way that a 14-year old boy should! He loved his step-mother, and he know's first hand the crap that was written was done so on a whim - the story was not double-checked and facts were far from correct!

Saydie, this world is a better place because of you - and we are better because you touched our lives in ways that no other could. Rest In Peace Sweetheart. I will always love you.

Anonymous said...

I am David's godfather. To the individual that made the comment that David should get a dictionary, I say this, apparently tragedy has never come your way. When your heart is in pain and you can not figure why life has thrown such a tragedy your way and your emotions are at a level that you have never experienced, spelling is the last thing you are concerned with. And if this doesn't give you a little better perspective about life and death, then come and see me. I will surely put it in perspective for you in two different colors.... BLACK & BLUE...
Dave senior, Dave Jr, and Jesse I love you all, and you know that I will be always be there for you.

Anonymous said...

The story was apparently just news for the night; but Sayde was my niece. A loving wife, mom, daughter, and friend to many. She was ill for a very long time; and we are all sure she didn;t just plan to collapse alone leaving RYAN (NOT BRIAN)alone to eat dog food.My family hated this article from the 1st time we read it;but there was so much else that was very important at the time. The story showed no empathy; Lil David had every right to speak up.

Queens Crapper said...

It's truly heartbreaking and I hope the family finds peace.