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CPS Takes Baby After Parents Seek Second Medical Opinion

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CPS Takes Baby After Parents Seek Second Medical Opinion

by Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist on April 27, 2013

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Alex and AnnaA Sacramento couple is without their 5 month old baby after Child Protective Services sent in the police to forcibly remove the child from their care.

A hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2013 on the incident which was triggered when Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took baby Sammy out of Sutter Memorial Hospital and sought a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente, a rival hospital, for Sammy’s flu-like symptoms.

Anna and Alex were concerned about the quality of care baby Sammy was receiving at Sutter where he was admitted nearly two weeks ago. At one point, Anna questioned the antibiotics Sammy was being given and was alarmed that the nurse administering the treatment didn’t know why the child was receiving them. Anna claims that a doctor later said that Sammy should not have been receiving the medication.

When doctors began discussing the possibility of heart surgery, the parents decided to leave without a proper discharge in order to have the child examined elsewhere.

“If we got the one mistake after another, I don’t want to have my baby have surgery in the hospital where I don’t feel safe,” Anna said.

She added, ”We went from one hospital to another. We just wanted to be safe, that he is in good hands.”

While at Kaiser Permanente, the police showed up at the request of Sutter. The police told the parents that staff at Sutter had told them that the child was in such a bad state that, as Anna put it, “they thought that this baby is dying on our arms.”

After the police saw that baby Sammy was fine and examined medical records that clearly stated that Sammy was clinically safe to go home, they left.

The attending doctor at Kaiser said, “I do not have concern for the safety of the child at home with his parents.”

The next day, police came to Alex and Anna’s home.

Alex met them outside and was slammed against the wall and pushed to the ground.

His keys to the home were forcibly removed from him and the police entered the house to take the baby.

Anna’s home video of the incident shows police entering the home.

“I’m going to grab your baby, and don’t resist, and don’t fight me ok?” a Sacramento police officer is heard saying in the video.

News10 of Sacramento spoke with police on the situation and were told to talk to Child Protective Services. CPS said little about the case, only saying on Thursday, April 27 that the child was taken due to severe neglect. CPS spokesperson Laura McCasland said, ”We conduct a risk assessment of the child’s safety and rely heavily on the direction of health care providers.”

No additional details were provided.

Sammy is currently in “protective custody” at Sutter Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials refused to comment saying the case was with CPS and law enforcement and they would have to deliver a statement.

Alex sums up the situation well.

“It seems like parents have no right whatsoever,” he said.

Indeed.

Parents are increasingly becoming irrelevant when it comes to decisions regarding their children’s medical care. Jodi and Scott Ferris experienced a similar traumatic event when they questioned the Hep B vaccination for their baby at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Their baby was also taken by CPS.

The moral of this story? Tick off doctors and nurses at a hospital and they could very well sic CPS on you – with police breaking down your door in short order.

Think long and hard before taking your children to the hospital my friends. Once you go through that door, the medical decisions about your child are no longer within your control.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

Sources: Couple Fights to Get Baby Back from CPS

Baby Taken from Parents after Visiting Hospital

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:26 AM

That's bullshit! A parent has the right to seek a second opinion! I would be filing a lawsuit against the hospital, police and CPS

bear.katten
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:27 AM
I saw this. Complete bullshit what they are doing to that poor family!
phantomphan
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM
That's horrific. "cps is trying to find someone to take the baby"

HOW ABOUT HIS PARENTS???
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM
We had cps called on us too for seeking a second opinion when our youngest was slow to gain weight as an infant like our older 2 were. CPS came in, looked at us, looked at our house and pretty much laughed because they could tell right away that our children were all happy, healthy and loved... they did laugh when they found out I had a relative working for CPS. Doctors need to quit this crap when a parent just wants to make sure they are doing the best for their children instead of thinking only about the loss of income from the child being treated by someone else. This makes me scared to take my children to the doctor for anything.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Is there an update. Court was yesterday 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

 I haven't seen one yet.

Quoting Anonymous:

Is there an update. Court was yesterday 

 

phantomphan
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I can't help but wonder...if their last name was smith, and they spoke without the accent, would this have happened?
LuvmyAiden
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

 YES it would have. This nanny state we live in currently respects the rights of NO ONE. I have friends who have been through hell with cps that are as white and as christian as it gets. NO ONE is safe from this treatment.


Quoting phantomphan:

I can't help but wonder...if their last name was smith, and they spoke without the accent, would this have happened?


 

TiffanyRose06
by Queso<3 on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Wtf?!

Kaiser is a good hospital chain, I don't blame them for seeking a second opinion there if the other hospital wasn't worth shit

Bullshit right there
phantomphan
by Platinum Member on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:52 AM
http://www.news10.net/news/local/article/243286/2/Judge-orders-transport-of-Baby-Sammy-to-Stanford-Medical-Center

There's an update. Not so sure it's good, though.


Quoting Anonymous:

 I haven't seen one yet.


Quoting Anonymous:


Is there an update. Court was yesterday 


 

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