The middle of 2008 me and my husband met and decided we wanted to eventually become a family. On August 2010 my journey really began. Surprisingly I became pregnant with my first child; he later became known as Jeremy. We had a perfect pregnancy with him; no complications, carried full term, he was even a due date baby. May 9, 2011 My beautiful son Jeremy was born at Saint Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown Ohio weighing eight pounds three ounces. We may have been young, but he was our pride and joy. Our family was everything I had ever dreamed of. Jeremy was a healthy, happy, strong baby from the start. We did everything we could to protect him.,
Shortly after his arrival our worlds came crashing down. September 3, 2011 our beautiful son took his last breath at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren Ohio. We were told by a nurse our child was token from us from possible vaccinations that he had just received. The nurses told us to look into the toxins in the vaccinations. At four months you get DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV, Rota. She said you wouldn't believe what is in the ingredients. She exclaimed that there is baby fetus cells and metals in them. She even went to the extent and brought me a few packet inserts she had and showed me that they had SIDS right on there!!! It was heart breaking. To think we were doing the best possible thing for our child and listening to the doctors about vaccinating that we unknowingly injected pure poison into our child.
About a week after Jeremy passed away we found out we were already expecting again. Our second child was born May 3, 2012. He had a perfect start.. but at about thirty weeks we found out that I had pre-eclamcia. I was hospitalized at Trumbull Memorial for about 4 days so they could watch my blood pressure and also test and monitor a few other things. Then again at thirty-five weeks I went to the Trumbull Memorial. We told them I have been having contracting for about ten hours and they were now about five minutes apart for over an hour. They checked to see if my water broke and at that point it had not yet. The pain was almost unbearable though. I knew I was in labor, I had no doubt. They immediately sent me home. I went home, got out of the car and my water broke. I continued to sit at home thinking that it wasn't my water that broke in fear that if I went back the hospital would simply just send me home again. About ten minutes after my water broke I was in even more pain. That is when I had my family call 911. I began to get on my hands & knees praying that they would get there in time & be able to help me. They got there almost in time. They would have made it but from what I was told they drove with no sirens on. By the time they got to where I was I had already caught my tiny five week early five pound child, separated his sack from his body, and assisted him to breath. We were rushed to the Trumbull Memorial with out our consent in an ambulance. There my son was called a "dirty baby" because they sent me home to birth my child. Bentley being a "dirty baby" had to be kept in an incubator and was only cared for by me; the staff wanted nothing to do with him. We were discharged from the hospital together with in forty-eight hours.,
We were released from Trumbull Memorial on a Saturday. Monday; May 7, 2012; we went to the Premium Pediatric our children's doctors. They said everything checked out fine, Bentley was back up to his birth weight and they had no concern and were sending us home. I mentioned that they had not taken his temperature and that I wondered what it was. They told me that it is no longer routine to take there temperature every time the babies had to see doctors only if they had been sick it is preformed. I was a concerned parent of a premature child and knew and expressed my concerns so they told me if it made me feel better they would take it. Bentley had a rectal temperature of 93 degrees and barely that; showing that parents know there children better than any doctor. His doctors after taking it multiple times told us that his organs could have begun to shut down by that point. We were rushed over to the hospital again, where we lived for about 12 days. This time we were sent to Saint Joes also located in Warren Ohio. In those days he lost about pound which is a lot for such a small child. He was down to almost four pounds. Our stay consisted of him staying in a heated incubator and the doctor dropping the temperature every few hours and them taking a rectal and under arm temperature every three hours. We were only allowed to hold Bentley if he was being fed. He eventually got to be at room temperature and was able to maintain his body heat. While we were in the hospital we would point out shaking fits that multi pule nurses ruled out as his nerve system not being fully developed. We were again sent home with no explanation just that he would be fine.
We continued to see the doctors at Premium Pediatrics. Still after Bentley's episode they refused to take his temperature unless we requested it to be done; which I found ridiculous. We were still concerned about his shaking “fits”, but they were still being ruled out as his nerves not being able to developed and they promised that they would go away on there own. Little Bentley also developed a umbilical cord hernia. They said that they would let it go until he was school aged to correct it if it didn't correct its self. Then at about three months old he developed a choke.. Almost every time he would eat he would choke, cough, and gag badly. We consulted our doctor about it and they sent us up to Akrons Children's Hospital main campus to have a swallow study. We waited a little over week for our appointment, by then Bentley was getting scared and refusing his bottles most of the time. August 20, 2012 Bentley had a swallow study they watched him eat four ounces after about the second ounce some of the liquid began aspirating into his lungs. They said he had Dysphagia and that is when they introduced the thickener into his milk and gave him another ounce where he had no aspiration for that one ounce. This thickener was called 'Simply Thick' they told us to take one package of Simply Thick Nectar and mix it with four ounces of milk; Two packages for eight ounces. They did not want to watch him for even a few feeds to make sure that is what he needed or anything and they never warned us about anything. Just told us to give it to him and it would make everything better. They did not even offer a paper telling us what the simply thick was or anything; should have been the first red flag. All they offered is papers on Dysphagia and only one at that. For about a week he was alright with eating his milk with the thickener. Then he developed another cough. We called our doctor and they ruled it out as him being tired and told us to get a slower flow nipples; we were only using a stage two.,
Then August 30, 2012 at five pm Bentley woke up like any other day eagerly to eat. Bentley and I sat down and I began to fed him. About an ounce into his milk he began to choke.. I sat him over and quickly began to pat his back. We he stopped choking I flipped him over. As soon as I did I noticed he was lifeless. I immediately laid him down on the floor and began CPR; I am certified and knew exactly what to do. As I was performing CPR I dialed 911 and put it on speaker and in between breaths to my son I told them I needed an ambulance for a unresponsive newborn at my address. They were then on there way. I continue to compose myself until they got there to help my child. When they were able to take over I broke down. They took us to the closes hospital to my house which again was Trumbull Memorial. By the time we got there; it is only 3 blocks away; the girl had a tube in his thought and was still doing CPR. Bentley and I got to the hospital, they took him straight to a room and I was asked to stay at the desk and answer a few questions; his age, approximately weight, etc. Then they sat me on the out side of his room. I eventually asked to see his stats and one nurse showed me and said I could watch the computer to see what was going on. Two different times he had a normal heart rate, then after less than a few seconds it would be down to almost nothing again. Two of the nurses and one of the doctors came out and asked me to sit with him. I told them I could not. I explained that I was alone and could not handle that. They still forced me to go in. Sliding my feet so I would get in to the room where they wanted me. They said they thought it would help me let go! They forced me to watch them give up on my child, That made it all the worse. If was not already going threw enough I had to look into the eyes of everyone trying to help my little Bentley give up. When they pronounced him gone I ran out of the room. I had lost my second child. Going threw something no parent should have to go threw a second time.
The next thing I knew; within minutes; they slapped a bracelet with my name on it, around my wrist. Told me I was clinically depressed and red flagged me with a level 2 suicide watch!?! Placing me in my own room where I was drug & alcohol tested. I had many tubes of blood taken and also urine samples. After everything came up negative I was told I could then say good-bye to my child. By then my husband and father were there and outraged because I couldn't be sitting with my child. After they took Bentley away from us, I was mandated to stay a few more hours. My husband had to actually force them to let us leave and still they gave us problems leaving saying that I needed to stay from between twenty-four and seventy-two hours.
The next day I found out that Simply Thick was not to be given to premature children. I became furious because I was asked at what week I had Bentley. I told them at thirty-five week, five weeks early. They still prescribed something to him that was not FDA approved especially to premature children. The prescription went past many doctors. There were two doctors in Akron, there is three doctors at Premium Pediatrics, and also speech therapists at Akron Children Beegaly Campus in Boardman Ohio. How can it go threw so many doctors and nothing be said to any of us.