Dad is identified as BRYAN POWE. It sure sounds like this nervous nellie is a single father. There is no mention of a mother in the home.
Iowa father accused of not getting son medical help
Sioux City Journal
June 30, 2012 8:00 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa | An Iowa City man faces a child endangerment charge after police say he refused to seek medical help for his young son.
The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (http://icp-c.com/MIsVjB) that police conducted a welfare check on Bryan Powe's children June 11 after a grandparent expressed concern about a bee sting, which led the child to break out in hives.
Police say Powe refused to answer the door when the child was taken back to his home. An ambulance was summoned, but doctors couldn't treat the boy without parental consent.
Police say they couldn't get Powe to come to the door, either. Police say when they eventually got inside, Powe told them he was too stressed to deal with his children.
A working phone number for Powe could not be found.