She was told by nurses that the patient “meant no harm”
Woah, Nelly. I can’t…it’s just…that’s not…but what about…I never…damn.
On Friday, August 5th, Lory Beth Synder’s four-month-old daughter, Lorelai, was admitted to the pediatric unit at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Snyder eventually fell asleep with her daughter in her hospital room. When she woke up about an hour later, her daughter was gone.
In a post describing the incident on her Facebook page, she wrote that when she found her daughter, “…she was in another woman’s hospital room, in that woman’s arms, with a room full of six or seven nurses just laughing and playing with her and Lorelai.” Her diaper bag was in the room with some its contents removed, as well as the child’s crib and IV pole. She took her daughter out of the woman’s arms, despite the woman (who was apparently just another patient at the hospital) telling Snyder that she should leave the baby with her because Snyder “needed to just go rest.”
As if all of that isn’t terrifying and awful enough, the nurses, according to Snyder, were unconcerned. Wrote Snyder, “Three nurses followed me [out of the room]. They all trying to assure me that my child was in no danger, that they new [sic] the patient, and she meant no harm.”