I'll preface this by saying that I'm home with a sick child who's beginning to feel better and looking for every possible excuse not to do the work that I should be doing. I ran across this article and it has me shaking my head. Clearly the staff screwed up and owes this mother an apology as well as a visit to address her concerns. But her comments seem a bit over the top.
To summarize, Mom took her 4 month old son to an urgent care at approximately 7:00 pm because he had a cough and she hoped to get a chest x-ray. They were placed in an exam room and told the doc would see them in about 10 minutes. She fed the baby a bottle, changed his diaper and realized that 1/2 hour had passed without seeing anyone, so she opened the door to find that the clinic had closed and they were alone in the building. She broke down crying and called her mom-in-law, according to Inside Edition. While attempting to leave the building, she set off an alarm, which caused her to panic. Fortunately, a cleaning crew let her out of the building where she was met by security.
"It was terrifying just to know you are alone in there. My son was having trouble breathing. What if I was back there and he would’ve stopped breathing? No one was there. It angered me. I’ve worked in the nursing field and how do you forget about a patient?” she told Inside Edition. Kason didn't received treatment and spent the night crying, Lewitt told KOMO.
A photo apparently taken on her cell phone
depicts an apparently healthy, sleeping baby in a car seat.
She states that she can't excuse the mistake that left her and her sick son abandoned in the dark.
The urgent care released a statement indicating that an investigation was underway.
Mother and baby left inside urgent care clinic after it closed | Fox News
If the mother genuinely believed the child's health to be in danger, why didn't she leave the building and head straight to the ER? I agree the staff screwed up big time, but this mother's dramatic statements are a bit much, not to mention that she has already given interviews to at least 2 media outlets. I guess everyone wants their 15 minutes.