April 29, 2013
A mother and father are incredibly grief-stricken following the abduction of their five-month-old son by police officers after merely requesting the child receive a second medical opinion.
Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took their son Sammy to the Sutter Memorial hospital in Sacramento to have his flu symptoms examined, but Anna became concerned with the care Sammy was receiving after a nurse failed to properly address why he was being given antibiotics.
“I asked her, for what is that? And she’s like, ‘I don’t know.’ I’m like, ‘you’re working as a nurse, and you don’t even know what to give to my baby for what,'” Anna told ABC affiliate News10. Anna later confirmed with a doctor that Sammy should not have been given antibiotics.
Since Sammy was born, he’s suffered from a heart murmur for which he had seen a specialist at the same hospital. Once Sammy underwent treatment for his flu symptoms, he was kept in the hospital’s pediatric ICU for monitoring, and after a few days doctors began recommending the couple allow them to perform heart surgery, which the couple refused.
“If we got the one mistake after another, I don’t want to have my baby have surgery in the hospital where I don’t feel safe,” Anna said.
Anna told doctors she would seek a second opinion and took her baby from the hospital without filing the proper discharge notice. “We went from one hospital to another. We just wanted to be safe, that he is in good hands,” Anna said, demonstrating an obvious effort to procure adequate medical attention.
Police showed up not once, but twice demanding they surrender their child. “They told us that Sutter was telling them so much bad stuff that they thought that this baby is dying on our arms,” Anna said.
During the first police encounter, Anna showed them Sammy was indeed healthy, and also volunteered a doctor’s note clearly stating there was no “concern for the safety of the child at home with his parents.”
That day police thanked her and left, only to return the following day.
Alex recalled to reporters the dramatic quarrel as police bullied their way inside his house, stating, “I was pushed against the building, smacked down. I said, ‘am I being placed under arrest?’ He smacked me down onto the ground, yelled out, ‘I think I got the keys to the house.'”
Anticipating a showdown, Anna had set a camera up in her home. In a live taping of the incident, one officer can be heard warning the family not to refuse, saying, “I’m going to grab your baby and don’t resist and don’t fight me, okay?”
According to News 10, Sutter Memorial Hospital has refused to comment on the incident, instead referring reporters to Child Protective Services and law enforcement. When reached for comment, CPS stated they “conduct a risk assessment of the child’s safety and rely heavily on the direction of health care providers.”
This is only one of the most recent and public embodiments of CPS working underhandedly in concert with so-called authorities and health practitioners to literally kidnap children from their parents.
The story goes a long way in depicting the collectivist mindset being promulgated and embraced by the left, the most recent example of which had MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry declaring all children belong to the “community,” in other words, to the state. “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families,” Harris-Perry recently stated in an awkward 30-second indoctrination piece aired during breaks on MSNBC.
The right to choose what’s best for your own child is a speck fading gradually in the rear view mirror, and as Sarah at the Healthy Home Economist correctly surmised, the day has come where walking through hospital doors means immediately surrendering your right to dictate what’s best medically for your child.