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How far can DCF go?

friday i had my baby i tested positive for amphetemines because of zantac pills i was taking for heart burn. my baby tested absolutely negative for any drugs because I DID NOT DO ANY DRUGS DURING MY PREGNANCY. my baby has to stay in the hospital for 7 days for ammonia so before i left a DCF worker came to see me and asked questions and said there may be a further investigation. he later found out that my baby showed negative for drugs does this mean no investigation or should i be expecting a visit from them. it is now tues and i havent heard anything is it over or will they try to stop me from taking my baby home

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Asked by lisajones1978 at 3:30 PM on Aug. 20, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • it might or it might not. just do what they say and you'll be fine. people who argue and are resistant raise more flags.

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:31 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • YOU have to have a negative test, I believe. When were you tested last? Do you have documentation from your doctor that supports your assertion that it was the Zantac?

    I think your biggest issue is that, if I remember right, you had a child removed because you were a drug user at the time. They're going to pay close attention to that.


    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:34 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • I am sorry, didn't you ask this question yesterday?
    If the have cause they can remove the child from your care. That is how far they can go.
    I would suggestyou get your documentation together and cooperate with DFS.
    If you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to worry about

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:40 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • pneumonia

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • pneumonia
    Answer by butterflyblue19 a minute ago

    Never know... he may have been cleaning the bathroom.

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 3:45 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • I very distinctly remember this question. I've been wondering how a newborn could get ammonia. Pneumonia seems more plausible, but a newborn?

    I still think there's a LOT more to this story than what has been (re)posted.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 3:48 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • They can analyze it in the lab to see if it was Zantac or something else, I would assume you would be asking them to do so? You admit you had a child taken away before due to drug use, if this is not the case, ask them to analyze it. do you have a stable loving home to bring the child back to?
    You had bette consult a lawyer, but they can determine if it was Zantac or not, this is routine procedure during an investigation, why did they test you in the first place?

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 3:53 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • oops- did not know this was posted already and that there was more to the story.

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:01 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:04 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

  • We can't give you advice on your particular situation. Cooperate with the authorities and ask questions of the people who can answer them.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:30 PM on Aug. 20, 2013

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