Woman And Baby Nap In Hospital - She Wakes Up, Finds Nurses Took Baby To Another Patient

A baby was admitted to a hospital and her mother dozed off in the room. When she woke up, her child was gone. She found her in another room and was furious that no one took her concerns seriously.

Lory Beth Snyder and her daughter, Lorelai, were exhausted. The infant was bleeding and the doctors ran a battery of tests on her, so neither mother nor daughter had slept for a while.

When the baby was finally admitted, Snyder thought they could both catch a nap.

"I awoke a little over an hour later to find that Lorelai was missing," Snyder writes in a Facebook post.

"When I found her 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. I didn't know this lady. She was not a nurse or a doctor. Just another hospital patient."

The patient had also taken and gone through Snyder's diaper bag. When Snyder took her baby and all her things back to her room, the patient followed and tried to convince her to give her the baby for a while and get some rest.

The nurses said they knew the patient and that she meant no harm.

The patient was so persistent that Snyder and her child were moved to the ICU in a secure unit. Snyder was upset - she did not know of the patient's intentions, illness or mental state.

She attempted to call the police, who told her that it wasn't a crime because the patient did not intend to molest the child.

"Apparently anyone can take any child anywhere, and it’s not kidnapping as long as you don't intend to harm the child. So says the law according to the Jonesboro PD," wrote Snyder.

Half of all infants abducted are abducted from healthcare facilities, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Snyder is hoping to raise awareness with her experience so that other parents will be more vigilant.

Source: IJ Review
Photos: KAIT 8, Lory Beth Snyder/Facebook

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