Staff members panicking in a long-term care facility struggled to save a baby born to an Arizona woman in a vegetative state, while they were in shock from To learn that they were pregnant, announced the 911 audience released on Friday.
The five-minute sounding from the birth of December 29th begins with a raging nurse from downtown Phoenix shouting, "The baby is turning blue!" The baby is turning blue!
"One of our patients just had a baby and we did not know that she was pregnant," said the nurse.
She then stated that the mother appeared stable, but that the caregivers administered CPR to the infant, who was still not responding. When the dispatcher asked where the pregnancy was, the nurse reiterated that it was a shock for everyone.
"It's a total surprise, we did not expect that," she said.
A few minutes later, the nurse expressed relief by saying "Thank God", the baby was breathing and crying.
Since that day, the woman and the little boy are recovering in a hospital. Their conditions were not released.
The 29-year-old woman, who has been incapacitated since the age of 3, has been sexually assaulted, according to the police, and is trying to find her abuser. The investigators collect the DNA of the male employees of the establishment and anyone who could come into contact with it.
The revelation that a disabled woman was raped inside a health facility horrified advocates for the rights of people with disabilities and the community at large. The CEO of Hacienda HealthCare resigned this week when the provider announced new security measures, including the presence of more than one staff member during patient interactions and increased monitoring of visitors.
The institution specializes in the provision of 24-hour care to infants, children and young adults with intellectual disabilities or who are "medically fragile".
The idea that none of the caregivers of the woman knew that she was pregnant attracted skepticism. But medical experts say it's possible she's showing no outward signs that workers would have noticed, especially among staff members who do not work with pregnant patients.
Although factors remain unknown, such as his state of advancement, someone who consumes the same amount each day of a tube could show no dramatic change, such as a swollen belly, said the Dr. C. Kevin Huls, clinical assistant professor director of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine Scholarship at the College of Medicine at the University of Arizona in Phoenix.
The mother could actually lose weight elsewhere than in the face or arms if a fetus consumes nutrients, Huls added.
"A good way to understand this is that in reality, the baby will continue to grow even at the expense of the mother's nutrition," said Huls. "So her weight may not change because she does not take extra calories – some changes in her body may not be detected in a chronic care setting or in an institution like this."
According to the law of the Superior Court of Maricopa County, state law requires that the mother of the woman, who is his legal guardian, submit an annual report including the results of a physical examination. On April 16, she was examined by a doctor who found "no change" in her health during an external examination.
Her family, who belongs to the tribe of San Carlos Apaches in southeastern Arizona, said in a statement through the intermediary of her lawyer that she would take care of the small boy and asked for confidentiality.
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