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Baby taken from parents who sought second opinion

Baby taken from parents who sought second opinion removed from protective custody
Published April 30, 2013
FoxNews.com
One California couple is celebrating after a Sacramento county judge ordered their 5-month-old son be taken out of protective custody and transported to a Stanford hospital in Palo Alto, News 10 reported.
The decision came one week after police and Child Protective Services removed Anna and Alex Nikolayev’s son, Sammy, from the couple’s house. The reason: They had sought a second medical opinion for their child.
The Nikolayevs can now see Sammy whenever they want and have control over the child’s medical decisions, but CPS will continue to monitor the situation.
“It’s like a special day for us,” Anna told News 10, a local ABC affiliate. “We’re like a unit with our son again.”
The Nikolayevs, a young Russian couple living in Sacramento, took their 5-month-old son Sammy to Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento when he started to exhibit flu-like symptoms. But when they arrived at the hospital, the couple became concerned about their son’s treatment, after Anna witnessed a nurse giving Sammy antibiotics – something a doctor had not instructed her to do.
After hearing their son needed open heart surgery as soon as possible, the Nikolayevs took Sammy out of Sutter Memorial without a formal discharge and rushed him to Kaiser Parmanente Medical Center in Sacramento, a rival hospital to Sutter. There, the child was deemed clinically safe to return home with his parents.
But just one day later, the police and CPS arrived to take Sammy from his parents. He was placed in protective custody, and the parents were granted limited visitation rights.
Now, by order of the judge, Sammy will stay at Stanford Medical Center, where he will get a second medical opinion. However, the couple must allow CPS to visit their home once Sammy is discharged, and they must agree to never take him from a hospital against medical advice.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/04/30/baby-taken-from-parents-who-sought-second-opinion-removed-from-protective/#ixzz2Rzf3IGt6
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 1, 2013 at 10:04 PM
IKR!

Quoting DestinyHLewis:

I saw the interview with the couple. This is sooooooo wrong on so many levels. I would have done the exact same thing they did. I would have to of been tasered before they took my child. Unreal. 

DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on May. 1, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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How bad is it that I totally just had to google what IKR meant? Lol 

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

IKR!

Quoting DestinyHLewis:

I saw the interview with the couple. This is sooooooo wrong on so many levels. I would have done the exact same thing they did. I would have to of been tasered before they took my child. Unreal. 



JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on May. 1, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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It was my first time EVER using that lol.

Er... Laughing out loud.. ;)


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


How bad is it that I totally just had to google what IKR meant? Lol 


Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

IKR!



Quoting DestinyHLewis:

I saw the interview with the couple. This is sooooooo wrong on so many levels. I would have done the exact same thing they did. I would have to of been tasered before they took my child. Unreal. 




Sisteract
by Whoopie on May. 1, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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No they did not- You can not obtain antibiotics at Sutter Medical Center without a physician order- it is not possible.

The systems in place for obtaining/ dispensing drugs have changed greatly in the last 5 years.

If a nurse did this, pharmacy would also be involved- pharmacy dispenses the appropriately ordered meds.

Quoting rcorley858:

the hospital administered antibiotics without a drs order, i would have demanded the dr be called and that i have everything fully and carefully explained to me before any procedures were done.  Hospitals make mistakes i have seen them done to both myself and people in my family.  They have become to careless.  She should not have taken the baby without an explanation, she should have demanded a second opinion at that hospital by another doctor.  She was scared though, i can understand why she did it, but a better way would have been to make it clear that no one was getting permision to do anything to that baby until she had a second opinion and she fully understood what was tobe done.


DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on May. 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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Haha smarty pants! ROFL!! 

Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

It was my first time EVER using that lol.

Er... Laughing out loud.. ;)


Quoting DestinyHLewis:


How bad is it that I totally just had to google what IKR meant? Lol 


Quoting JoshRachelsMAMA:

IKR!



Quoting DestinyHLewis:

I saw the interview with the couple. This is sooooooo wrong on so many levels. I would have done the exact same thing they did. I would have to of been tasered before they took my child. Unreal. 






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