To summarize a women left her 1 month old baby strapped into the car seat in the back of her car when she went to shop at - BABIES R US.
This happened in the town I work EMS in. I am very thankful I was not working because there is
I also would have had grave difficulty putting the baby down. The baby was in serious condition and transported with EMTs and Medics to the area hospital.
I am not nieve. I am sure accidents happen. She may have been sleep deprived and shut the door, walked into the store- FULL OF BABY ITEMS -and in that instant she should have went running like a lunatic back to her vehicle to get the baby.
If it were not for a good citizen who was passing by and saw this was wrong and called 911 this could be a sadder story. The worst part is the mom did not come right out.. they had to wait awhile for mom to reappear and arrest her on child endangerment charges.
Seriously. I would have lost my marbles on this woman.
If I wasn't treating the baby and had the chance or I was a passerby of the situation I would have went running into the stores until I found her.
When I found her in Babies R Us I would have asked her the name of the store she is in. Does she have a baby? Where is that baby right now?
Oh ya. Locked in your car -literally cooking!!
Do you know what I would give to have a baby? Do you know how many friends I have that would give the same to have a baby? To love a baby?
Do you know how many people in this world struggle every single day with the inability to have a baby?
And you just lock yours in a hot car? You didn't think as you were passing isles of baby items about where your baby was?
I would probably have lost my job. I would probably have been crying. I would have been begging for them to let me care for this child.
This is just proof that even though your uterus works just fine it doesn't mean you are fit to be a mom.
And just because my uterus doesn't work it doesn't mean I am not fit to be a mom.
I pray for this baby. I hope he/she grows up healthy and strong and loved and is never forgotten about in a car again.
I pray for this woman. I hope that she realizes what a gift she has. I hope she never forgets another child in a car or anywhere for that matter.
It really just baffles me. I know I am not a mother yet. I know that things will happen and I too will make mistakes- but I am positive that had I shut that door (which I really don't think I would ever be that sleep deprived to do) -but lets just play along- the second I walked into the BABY store to buy my BABY items I would have went running back to my vehicle.
I would have held my child and cried. I would have been so scared of what could have been.
I really am thankful I wasn't there. Even more thankful that passerby was and did the right thing and that patrol broke the window and got the baby out.. that medics and emts treated the baby and that I know that child is in good hands at our local hospital.
I hope the publicity of this story in our area will help prevent someone else from doing the same thing.
I hope something good comes from this.