How Could They Not Know
By Mary Guice
January 10, 2019 7:02pm CST
Many of you here in the states have probably heard of the news story where a girl who has been comatose since she was 12 years old (over 10 years) gave birth to a baby boy and no one in the facility had no idea thaat she was pregnant, This is sending up may red flags in my mind to why her pregnancy slipped through undetected for 9 months with questions such as why didn't the aides caring for her didn't notice she wasn't having her period and report it.. Or the nurses seeing her growing belly or the doctor or his nurse practicner didn't see the signs themselves and a few other questions along the care lines. Her family will be raising their grandson and in some ways may look on it as a unseen blessing and I hope when all the dust is settle they have a nice nest egg that the facility will have to pay into for their neglect in letting this happen as I bet many a lawyer is waiting in the wing to take on suing the facility,
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• Pensacola, Florida
So true as even the aides have to document how much each meal is consumed if they are not tube feeders, body functions including BM size, toileting, and if young enough when they start and finish their period and another red flags the nurses who changed the feeding tube each month should have also noticed.
• United States
I may have heard whisperings of this but I don't pay attention to that type of news. However, I do have questions. Who is the father? Could it be someone that works in the facility Is it possible it was a visiting family member? My reason for asking these particular questions is that I would hope and assume they have rules and regulations and means to record and identify visiting friends and family. If the girl has been in a coma since she was 12 years old than it is possible that her menstrual cycle may not be completely regular. It might be that she doesn't bleed at all or very little. She may be of skinny stature and so her belly did not grow very much when the babe was forming.