'The baby is not breathing': Hacienda HealthCare 911 call released

A nurse at Hacienda Healthcare desperately asked for instructions from a 911 operator

A nurse at Hacienda Healthcare desperately asked for instructions from a 911 operator

The 5-minute, 11-second 911 call is a recording of the caller, a nurse, talking with dispatchers, seemingly panicked about the baby who was not breathing and "turning blue". "We were not expecting this".

As the investigation into how a woman who has been in a vegetative state for almost a decade was impregnated continues, at least one expert said it's possible that staffers were unaware of the impending childbirth because the patient may not have shown any outward signs of pregnancy.

The publication says the papers date back to 2009 from an order that transferred guardianship of the woman from her biological father to her mother.

After the man confirmed that someone was performing CPR on the baby, he asked again, "How's the mom doing?"

"We have no idea, this is a complete surprise", the nurse responded, without explaining that the woman is in a vegetative state.

The nurse said the woman appeared stable and that others were checking her vital signs.

Within a few minutes, the nurse says the baby is breathing and crying.

According to police, the woman and the child are being treated in the hospital.

Their conditions have not been released.

The 29-year-old woman, who has been incapacitated since age 3, was sexually assaulted, police say, and they are trying to track down the assailant.

Investigators issued a search warrant Tuesday seeking DNA samplesfrom male staff members at Hacienda Healthcare.

The Hacienda intermediate care facility specializes in providing around-the-clock care for infants, children and young adults with developmental disabilities or who are "medically fragile". On Monday, the facility's CEO, Bill Timmons, announced his resignation, while the executive vice president of the board said the center will "accept nothing less than a full accounting of this absolutely horrifying situation, an unprecedented case that has devastated everyone involved, from the victim and her family to Hacienda staff at every level of our organization".

The notion that none of the woman's caregivers knew she was pregnant has drawn scepticism.

Court documents revealed that the woman received a medical exam almost nine months before giving birth, during which the doctor who examined her found "no change" in her health, according to the form, noting the exam was external only.

4, 2019, photo shows Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix.

She is described in a medical report as having tubes to feed her and help her breathe.

"A good way to understand it is that really, the baby's going to continue to grow even at the expense of the mum's nutrition", Huls said.

"So, her weight may not change because she's not taking in additional calories".

It also remains unclear if anyone had noticed if the woman had stopped menstruating.

The absence of a menstrual period for three months "should prompt a medical evaluation", Mercer said in an email.

A doctor examined the woman on April 16 and found "no change" in her health, writing that the exam was external only, according to Maricopa County Superior Court documents.

The woman's mother, who is now her legal guardian, submitted an annual report as required by state law that included the results of a physical that was conducted on April 16 at the facility.

A lawyer for the woman's family meanwhile said they are "traumatized and in shock" by the "abuse and neglect" of their daughter but that "the baby boy has been born into a loving family and will be well cared for".

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