In a story that is almost too crazy to believe, but sadly seems to be the new norm under our nanny state government, a couple in California is claiming that CPS officers kidnapped their five-month-old son after they wanted a second opinion on their son’s health condition.
Earlier in the week, Anna Nikolayev and her husband Alex took their five-month-old son to Sutter Memorial hospital in Sacramento to be seen for flu-like symptoms. In the process their son, who was born with a heart murmur, was given antibiotics that a doctor later admitted the child never needed.
After being admitted to the hospital to treat the boy’s flu symptoms, the doctors told the couple that their son needed heart surgery. After what the couple claims was a slew of medical mistakes, including being given unneeded medications, the couple told the hospital that they were going to seek a second opinion and immediately left without signing the hospitals discharge papers.
They then immediately took their baby boy across town and admitted him to another hospital, Kaiser Permanente. After being examined by doctors at Kaiser, the baby was declared clinically safe to go home and was released from the hospital.
Enter The Police State:
Upon arriving home, the Nikolayevs were confronted by local police officers who asked the couple to surrender the baby. After showing the officers the medical release forms from Kaiser, which included a note from the doctor stating that the baby was not in medical danger and could be at home with the parents, the police left the home.
The next day, Sacramento police officers, along with Child Protective Services, showed up at the parents’ home where they assaulted Alex and forcibly removed the child from the home.
Luckily Anna, who feared CPS would return, set up a camera the night before in the living room and taped the entire incident.
As of yet, the baby is still in State custody and the parents are not being allowed to make any medical decisions. They were only allowed to see their son for an hour of supervised visitation in the Hospital. Is this what we can expect to see under government mandated healthcare reform ?