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Pennsylvania mother says she wasn't going to let anything stop her from getting her baby to Children's

WBZ interviews the woman who drove her sick infant son 4 1/2 hours to Boston rather than going to a local hospital, sparking an Amber Alert that ended in her arrest - for outstanding warrants.

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Leave her alone and go after the real criminals.

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Do you really think this would have happened if she were white?

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Absolutely

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The kid was probably seen sooner at Childrens than he would have been at her local hospital.

Quite serious here - a lot of hospitals put administrative assistants between arriving patients and triage nurses these days. http://www.ahcmedia.com/articles/21551-delayed-triage-huge-liability-ris...

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Isn't the Children's Hospital in Philly literally one of the best on the planet?

She's full of it.

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And her going there would still have resulted in the situation where she was charged with neglecting the kid's welfare when she was probably protecting his welfare.

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Jeff you must always support a statement such as the one you made with facts and Link and other type documentation otherwise it makes you look like it taking a cheap shot , and I'm sure you're not trying to look like an idiot, demon , a worthless insensitive piece of....

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I'm still wondering why she didn't go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, which is an equally outstanding hospital and a hell of a lot closer.

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She knows Children's and knew how to get there. What mother is going to drive around in circles in a strange city looking for a hospital she's never been to when she knows a place they can take the right care of her child? From Wilkes-Barre, Philadelphia was a hundred miles in the wrong direction (away from family).

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“He was found at Boston Children’s Hospital to have issues with his esophagus and low white blood count. The severe dehydration came from a nurse who looked at my son for 10 seconds and didn’t know what she was looking at,”

Hooking him up to an IV wouldn't have fixed that problem. It's not outrageous to suggest he might have gotten appropriate treatment faster because of his mother's choice.

I'd be interested to hear what the nurse who decided it was her right to make the mother's life hell based on her misdiagnosis has to say about that.

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This is SOP behavior for children's service agencies when they make a poor judgement: double down.

I'm betting that the kid had been to Children's Hospital before, and they knew what the background was (that this nurse apparently wouldn't listen to).

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She wasn't at the right place, and knew it. Beyond that, she saw it right in front of her. Her child was in poor health and not getting the assessment, never mind the care needed. She did the right thing. It is unfortunate that if her race was different people wouldn't be judging so quickly. I align in being a mother, I've done this. Took my child out of where care just didn't seem to be happening to get the child as well as possible, as quickly as possible.

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more like she might need parenting classes than to have her child taken away.

The kid probably did need to be stabilized at a local hospital prior to being driven to Children's, but obviously, it sounds more like an unwise decision of someone panicking than an inherently neglectful one.

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