The Facts: If a person was to shake a baby once back and once forth only one time, it would be called a “First Stage Case”. Since infants, babies, and toddlers brains are not developed there is space between the brain and the skull. When shaken, a baby’s brain would start hitting the sides of the skull. In a VERY, VERY, VERY minor case of SBS(it would probably help that Harry is a magical baby), and after YEARS of hospitalization, the baby would get frequent forgetfulness/memory loss. Loss of ability to feel some important emotions. Partial loss of sight or even blindness. Learning disabilities, social ineptness; frequent migraines stemming from brain damage all throughout life. Loss of some fine motor skills (sloppy handwriting, things like that). Not to mention, IMMEDIATE removal from home. Hospitalization to a medical then mental hospital until fully able to function as normally as possible. The child would also have Psychological problem due to the abuse.
Why I Feel It Could Happen: SBS is commonly done by men and other people who are NOT the mother/parent of a child. Petunia and Vernon make it perfectly clear that they do not want Harry around, it makes me think that his crying (the main cause for a person to shake a baby) would NOT be tolerated, where as Dudley’s would be. This could cause either Petunia or Vernon to shake Harry before the other would stop them. Harry would have to be hospitalized, the doctors WOULD know that he had been shaken. Both Harry and Dudley would be taken away. Harry would be put in different hospitals, Dudley in foster care, or Marge's (*Reminder: I am American. So again, I have no idea what would happen to children in Surrey.)
- Harry has to go to Hogwarts when he is 11.
- Severus MUST be the person to help Harry.
- Sorted into Slytherin
- If you believe that Harry is okay enough to be in a relationship later in life, then put it in BUT, I prefer SLASH. If not keep it GEN.
- Which means no Harry/Female.
- CP(Corporal Punishment) is okay, if you want it.
- No Non-Con/Rape!