PLEASE READ ALL On7/30/10 my son Isaiah Vasquez was complaining of stomach pain. He had been complaining of it 5 days prior, since the day i took him to the park to play. it was him and his twin brother isaac, usualy i have some one with me so we both have a child we are asighned to but this day nobody wanted to come and the boys wanted to go real bad so i took them. this is what i told the doctors at memorial hospital "i seen isaiah walking back from the playground and he was holding his stomach and crying, he sat with me for a bit maybe about 4 or 5 min. then he got up and started playing like normal. i figured he fell or maybe some other child hit him on the playground. i did not know if anything at all happend i did not see. i was looking at my other son at that moment. isaiah complained since then about 4 times that his stomach hurted for a few min. then was back to normal i figured he was sore , but this last time was differant he was crying and was in pain i was getting him ready to take to the hospital when he lost conciousness while i was getting him dressed, he turned blue and it looked like he stopped breathing. my 16 yr. old picked him up and we ran to the car and drove him to the E.R we got thier in less then 5 min. we gave my boy to the paramedics outside the E.R they rushed him in by the time i got thier he was allready laying on the bed with a oxygen mask on and he still was not responding and was unconsious. i was crying and praying for him to be o.k The doctor asked me what happend and i told him about the park incedent and everything else about it and that i did not see him fall or get hit i just asumed thats what happened. i asked them to check his stomach that something was wrong, i knew something was not right and they had to find it. they gave him a ultra sound, X=ray and blood tests Ect. and they said that they could not find anything wrong that it was just a seizure i told them it wasnt and that i know what a seizure lookes like they told me seizures are not all the same that it could be lip smacking to starring off into the distance. i told them it wasnt a seizure and i said that untill the end. i gave them all the information that i could think of even if i didnt think it would matter because i know something small to me can mean a great deal to the doctor. i told them that he vomited once that day and that he has ben vomiting off and on for a long time and also he had a on and off cough. family history of seizures, anurisyms in the head and the heart (death with some). he and his twin both had a whole in thier hearts when they were born and they stayed in the hospital for a week for that and sleep apnea and that i wasnt to sure if the whole closed all the way. he got alot of growing pains in his legs and feet i had to rub baby vicks on them until the pain went away. two days propr he cryed that his legs hurted and i rubbed the baby vicks on them and he cryed louder that it burned him on the bottom of his feet so i washed it off. 7/20/10 i took him to his pediatrican ( two times that month) and they gav ethe twins A.D.H.D pills Concerta 18 Mg. and before i gave it to them i read up on the medication and it said children have ben know to die from it about blood clots and messing up thier hearts he told me it wasnt true that the medication was perfectly safe not to believe what i read on the web. so i trused my childs dr. and i think the pills may have had some part to do with his death. i feel so bad that i gave the medication to him , i told him he was a good boy every time he took them. his twin brother Isaac only took like 2 because he could not swallow them. thank god or i might have lost both of them.That something in his mouth was hurting him and they said it probably was his teeth from baby bottle tooth decay. raymond and i asked the nurse why his heart was pounding out of control, we could see it from across the room and her reply was because he had low oxygen and his heart had to work extra hard to get the oxygen it needed. it didnt sound right but she was the educated nurse and i did not know anything about medical procedures all i had was my common sense but since the nurse acted like it was not a concern that it was expected with his low oxygen levels it reinsured me that it was the normal and her calmness made me feel better. 1.5 hrs after we got thier the E.R doctor wanted to release my baby to go home. he could not breath without the oxygen mask his vitals would plumed and his breathing was horrible his stomach was making this weird jerking movement. i told the doctor Peterson that i refused to take my son home. that i was not going to leave with him like that even if i had to sit in the waiting room i was not going home with him . that i was scared for him and felt something bad was happening . i asked him again if he was sure thier was not anything in the ultra sound that maybe was not seen he reasured me all his organs were fine , no damage was done and no fluid was in his abdomen. i asked maybe even a hair line or something small that they did not see.he said no they checked everything.the blood test,urine, and what ever else they did came back good he said. im not sure if the scan of his head came back yet of not . doctor peterson said if we did a whole body scan the radiation was realy high and he would not recomend it but if i wanted to we could do it. i trusted the dr. jugement and decided not to but i asked him if i changed my mind later could we proceid with the full body scan he said yes. i wasnt sure why they would scan his head and that was o.k even though nothing was wrong with his head. later the the dr. came back and said he made a second call to dr. kings office and that they were going to addmit Isaiah. later i found out that dr. peterson did nt make it sound like a emergancy on the first call bt the second call he did. i know this because dr. triue told me and i asked Dr. peterson over the phone and he admitted it was true. so that makes me feel my baby was doomed from the begining
i asked them what was in that section of his stomach they said i think lungs and muscle im not sure but they diffenitly did not say a major artery from his heart that supplys his blood because common sense if his heart was beating like that and his major artery was right thier were he had his pain i would think they should have suspected something with his heart considering the hospital is known for its heart center and they are going to be working together with Stanford .the doctor seemed like he just wanted us to hurry up and move on he even told me it was his------------ and i told him if that was true then he would be hurting all the time not come and go .-
they assured me it the tests were right. i informed them that my dad had seizues and isaiahs dad died of a anurisym in the head and his sister had one in her heart, also that him and his brother were both born with a whole in thier hearts and had to see a pediatrac heart doctor for the first year of thier life and that isaiah was due to go back because they were not sure if it had fully closed because he was moving so much but the heart doctor thought it did. i informed them that he has ben sick for a long time on and off and every time i take him to be seen they tell me give him tylenol its just a virus. he has ben vomiting alot and coughing off and on.we told them that he seems fatigue and earlyer that day he did nt want to play with his siblings. i was not thier at that time i was at work i get off at 7:30am then i did some things with my mom . the E.R doctor when he first called the on call pediatrican he did not make isaiah's report seem like it was serious, not until the second call after i said i was not going to leave with my child in that condition. after my babys death i talked to both doctors and they both told me that the dr. peterson made the first call seem not very ergent until the second call. so it all started off in the E.R when they gave him poor tests from the ultra sound and x-ray they held back thier findings or just even the results because they told me it was a good picture of every thing on both tests.as i read my sons files peterson states that he told dr trieu thathe exhibits hypoxemia and concerned about aspiration and could have some otheretiology for his hypoxemia with risk ofdeterioration and death secondary to acute alteration of mental status. But i dont realy know about that. then why was he discharging us untill i refused to leave the hospital with my son in that condition and why didnt anyone tell me this? also the x-ray that were tooken the day before he died says on one of the files that it showed hazy opacity of the lungs compatible with ARDS. we went to the third floor and they did not have a room ready for us like stated in isaiah's file. we had to wait and then we were treated bad i felt horrible especialy the way i was dressed in old slippers ,sweats, old clorox stained t- shirt and hair in a pony tail. they started asking why he was naked, i told them because he was getting out of the shower when this happend, they went on to say how big he was and how they couldnt believe his age. that what do i feed him? we had to switch him beds and they wanted him to walk from the hall to the room so i just picked him up and carried him. i felt like they did nt even care enough to get a wheel chair for him.he wasnt well and i didnt understand why nobody was helping him. they just came in every so oftern to take his vitals.i asked everybody even the cleaning lady if they knew why he was breathing the way he was and if they knew anythingi was desperate i knew some thing was wrong but why wouldnt anybody tell me anything they just told me everything looked good and we were being released later in the after noon when the doctor comes and sighnes the chart or something like that. i was very upset.
we were at the third floor and he had the heart monitor data on allnight to the morning up untill he passed away. dr. trieu did not come and see my boy until a lil after 9:30 am.we spent the night thier and the x-ray was allready ordered. i asked one of the nurses why couldnt we take the x-ray now and he said cuz thier was not enough employees to work the floor and go to x ray that we were going to have to wait tell morning after shift change. dr trieu came in took a quick look at him and said not too much. i asked her for pain medication and she said she would prescribe tylenol she did not and my son died a painful death without no pain medication at all in his system to ease the pain.the nurses seemed uncaring and didnt even come in to see how he was doing only when they had to, a few times they even offered to come back later to take his vitals since he was resting i agreed cuz i figured they new what they were doing and it was better he got his rest when he could.around noon he woke up crying and vomiting i was the only one thier for him holding him up as he vomitted. finaly i yelled for some body to come and freaking help me cuz i knew this was bad and the nurses realy didnt pay him to much attention i was the one who had to go tell them that he was crying and that he was in pain to please give him something to ease his pain. they said they could not until trieu gave the orders i told them she did it should be thier they said it was not on the chart. They said they would call her, that was about 1;:40 to about 1:45 i was very upset and paniky. i did not know what to do i called my mom and she was on her way from watsonville. i wanted to leave that hospital and take him to another so he could have proper care. my mom was stuck in traffic and i had nobody else to help me. my boy would not stop crying cuz of the pain and i knew something was wrong real wrong because my boy dont cry for just anything and iv never heard him cry like that . i was helpless and crying begging the nurses to give him something to ease the pain and they said they could not until they got the doctors orders. i told them were is she at! she needed to come see him now! i even called her office and the ansering service told me since i was in the hospital and she addmitted my son that it was against the law for me to leave a message to her. they told me that she had called in some tylenol and that the pharmacy was allready faxed. i did not understand how it could be so hard to give this child some kind of relief. i picked up the hospital phone and begged the hospital operator to send me some help that my baby was in pain and i was affraid he was going to die i then proceeded to tell her i felt helpless because thier was nothing i could do the nurses and doctors are not helping us i begged her to send us some help and she could tell in my voice of panic/terror i was not joking. she told me she would send me help. ( 3rd. floor/pediatric unit over night and i had no help) I waited it seemed forever but im sure it wasnt, i then called her back and she told me that she allready sent help his name was jermy and that he was in charge at that time i think he was the supervisor of the nurses.. he then arived and i showed him my son and i explained the problem that he had no medication, doctor wont come,doctor was not giving my child the care he needed and he told me nobody could do anything until the addmiting doctor gave the order. i asked him if i could fire her as his doctor and just get a doctor from the E.R he said yes it could be done so i told him i did not want her as my sons doctor anymore that i wanted a doctor from the E.R and he told me to just wait a little bit more for her to come i said no! he told me if she did not come in 2 or 3 min. that he personaly would go downstairs and get a
E.R doctor for me but just then she walked in and i told her that i did not want her as my sons doctor anymore she asked me why.i said because she was not attending to my sons medical needs. were was she at all this time?i also asked her about the tylenol that i requested from her prior and she told me she was going to wrote it up and when he needed it all i had to do was ask.she replied i forgot. i asked her what else did she forget? did she forget he was even here? it took her from 12:45 when i asked for his tylenol and for dr.trieu to come and see him to1:45pm to get thier due to office work she had to finish .To my suprize she ignored my demand that she was no longer my sons pediatricion and continued to give orders. she told me that she had everything under control and what he had was phemonia. i asked her how? i couldnt believe that he had that. it didnt seem correct .she told me that they were starting a I.V on him that i allready knew but what i didnt know is they were going to gifve him antobiotics. then she proceeded to tell me that they were taking blood out of his artery to get a better count of his oxygen in his blood or something of that sort. i didnt think it was important cuz we all knew his oxygen level was way low even with 4 his level was not even were it supose to have ben. i asked her again to do a c-scan because i didnt want to cure his syntoms i wanted to find the cause and fix that. so she ordered ABG. WITHOUT MY CONSENT i continued to ask for a c-scan and she told me after she is done testing that 2 or 3 hrs wont make a differance, but it did he was dead just like that. i read up on the pros and cons of doing a ABG test and it was more cons like blood clots imediate death and not to do it to children or adults that are resistng the test due to the dangers and my son was trying to fight them off.he just wanted to go home and they told me we were and everything looked good so i told my baby that we were going to go home and i was going to buy him a balloon thats one of his favorites besides kites. i went with my son and he was crying trying to fight the nurses and the man taking the blood from his artery off, i was telling him he was a good boy and that he was going to be o.k that mama was with him. honestly i was and am very proud of him besides the ovious but because he was being so good especialy considering all the pain he was in. im very angry that the hospital and or staff did not inform me of anything that was happening with my baby even though i repeadedly asked them and they didnt say the truth..why wouldnt they isnt it the law and my right?all the way until the end when he was dead or like the doctors say no vitals.for 30 min. and dr. trieu lied/ promised me he was still alive that in itself is unjustifiable. if i would have known something was realy wrong like DR. peterson said the day before and nobody relayed a truthful outcome of the tests that were tooken i would have found a way, paid for a ambulance to get him the heck out of that hell hole that my baby spent his last moments in. His vitals started to plumed and i told everyone there that they were i read out 70-60-50- just like that they went down by the tens allmost and the nurse told me that it was not right because the wires were tangled but they kept taking blood and trying to put the i.v in him..then there was a question mark on the monitor and the nurse replied see the machine is broken and they proceeded to take blood from him. he cryed out in asoft scared voice Maa...those were my babys last words and i wasnt holding him and telling him he was going with our lord that mommy loves him with all her heart and then some and one day soon we all will be together again..not to be affraid.... i would have told him the truth as i know it....but i wasnt given the chance from them telling me all test were good and they didnt show anything wrong to the wires are tangled up and the machine is broken all the way down to promising me he was alive after they did nothing for him just had him laying thier.as they were taking out his blood from his artery is when the vitals dropped and t then he lost function of his bowels and urine. i helped them clean him up. i had a feeling that he was not alive anymore because i know that people lose thier functions when they pass away but it didnt seem like it meant anything at all to them and they continued with the i.v and taking blood.i knew it was not right and i just told my baby that he was going to be o.k as i exited the room so they can have room to take care of him properly. i asked his pediatricion what was happening she told me that they were just stableizing him to send him to stanford. i asked her if he was going to be allright and she told me yes. i soon seen someone giving my son CPR when i walked by the room i wasnt sure but then again i was . i was confused i couldnt believe he was not breathing and thats why they were giving him CPR .(i knew this because downstairs in the E.R the nurse dianea told my son not to try and give CPR to the baby unless he knew what he was doing andonly if he completly stops breathing and then she told us she teaches CPR classes and we exchanged numbers so me and my son can take the calsses incase this ever happens again.) she just told me he was going to be fine not to worry about it so i asked her again and she told me the same so then i looked at her and told her if it was true then promise me , so she then looked me in my eyes and promised me and told me everything was fine dont worry.the specialist that takes blood out of the artery left the room in a hurry and i asked him what was wrong? was my son allright? he kept walking real fast and told me to ask them. the nurses started to leave the room and i asked them also they told me nothing and for me to ask his pediatrican but everytime i did she told me not to worry.we all were crying through this wrong doing of my baby but when everyone including code blue started leaving the room i thought to myself oh no it cant be... maybe he is stablized so he can go to stanford but then i seen the look on some of thier faces and they had nothing to say they just looked at me after they came out of his rm. i walked up to his door and i couldnt believe what i saw he was lying there like a beautiful angel resting .it looked like he was just sleeping. i couldnt believe they had him there naked with no covers on him what kind of respect it that? they could not even cover up his little naked lifeless body with a sheet or anything. but i did .i layed next to him holding and kissing him. when i held him i purposely took in his last breath and i held it in me. knowing that was the last breath he had in his little body i know it sounds weird but i just wanted to feel him, he was, is my baby. ( why didnt they give him the chance that he deserved? From natividad medical center not identifying his kowasoki even though all the sighnes were thier from the rash,fever,strawberry tongue even the bright red eyes ..they told me it was from crying to his mouth being like that was because of the fever. they allways had the quick answer for everything ,in that case why do we go to doctors? to tell us something we dont know//right? ) he will allways be a part of me, and allways be with me /in my heart/ soul/ and mind but i loved that boy sooo much. ( oh also i remember when we started crying because of his passing the nurse told us not to cry so loud because we were scarirng the other patients and if we couldnt mourn lower we were going to have to be asked to leave. i was shocked that they would say such a thing ! we were not screaming/cussing/ hitting things nothing like that and nobody was saying anything.i know if i heard code blue then heard the family crying i would feel sad not upset or scarred...... wen the father got there he came up to the bed and he talked to us for awhile,i was worried that my baby was not going to go to heaven because he was not baptized and he told me that it didnt matter because he was innocent i asked himif he was sure he said yes and that within 3 days i will get a sighn from him that he made it and was well.he said it wouldnt be anything big it would be somrthing small that i would understand like maybe a his favorite toy moved or a certain song that comes out or see something , but i will know. he put his hand on my sons head and we all bowed down and prayed . ONE OF THE NURSES CAME INTO THE ROOM WHILE I WAS HOLDING MY BOY AND TOLD ME THE CORINOR WAS HERE AND HE WANTED TO DO A CAT SA=CAN OF MY SON, I GOT MAD AND REFUSED I SAID WHEN HE WAS AK=LIVE AND I BEGGED FOR ONE NOBODY WOULD GIVE IT TO HIM NOW THAT HE IS DEAD THEY WANT TO GIVE IT TO HIM? NO! the nurse then explained to me that it wasnt the hospital that it was the corinor who wanted it and he dont work for the hospital and that since she has ben working there she has never heard of the corinor asking for that to be done and that i should have it done , so i said o.k i told her to tell him that i wanted to speak with the corinor and i went to a seperate room to talk i explained to him that i thought it was the doctors fault that my boy was gone from the ADHA pills CERTA to being misdiagnosed to delayed medical attention and that i wanted him to find the cause and to please take his time and check forcertain things.he promised me that he would because he has children of the same age. i asked him to be gentle with my boys body, extra gentle plz. they were not done with there investigation for about 2 months . everyone told me including the funeral home that it was very unusual for then to take that long. i think they found something not right but could not come to a agreement so they just did what they had to . thats just my opion. my children all kissed my boy bye and said what they needed to say hugged him and we all just cryed it was something that shouldnt have happend . his identicle twin isaac layed on me put his had on his brother cryed and i told him he was a angel in heaven to tell him bye. he blew a kiss to the sky and said bye bye... we didnt have to much time with him due to things that needed to be done to and for him. we left the room and started walking away i felt wrong doing that it felt like i left him behind ,like i was abandoning him. it hurted so much just having to leave with his belongings. they still did not know what he died of. 1 or 2 days later i took my son (his twin brother) into the ER because i was scared i did not want the same thing to happen to him that happend to isaiah because they were allways together if u seen one the other was there, they ate,slept,bathed,played, everything together they even got sick together
i was lost. the next day i called the doctors office to speak with her she was not in but she did call me back and we spoke.i told her that i thought he may have whooping cough she said nobecause he was up to date with his shots and i told her if she would have looked in his file they have of him since birth maybe she would have noticed something that could have helped. she addmited to me that she didnt look at his file. i told her she needed more learning for the profession she is in. she literaly told me o.k that she was going to study more. who am i to tell the doctor to get more education and she agreed. i asked her why she didnt admitt my son the first time the doctor called her from the ER for my son she said because he did nt make it seem important but the second time he did.the next day i talked to doctor peterson on the phone and he admitted to me that the first call he didnt make it sound important but when he called again he told her everything that was happening i believe if he would have did that from the beginning maybe things would have came out different f or my boy. when i took isaac in after isaiah passed away the staff was being uncaring to his needs so i got mad and was leaving they told me it would be better if i stayed. i was going to take him to nativdad but i figured they allready knew about my other son and the same doctor was not going to be treating him so i stayed. a little bit later CPS walked in with a police officer and threw all my family including grandma and children out and told them if they came back on the property thay they would be arrested and took my rights away from me and any medical rights that i had in his decision making for his care. the next day i got all my rights back and and the hospital had nothing more to say. i may have got my rights back but it was torcher can you imagine losing a baby out of the blue not even knowing he was sick due to the doctors not checking him correctly, then not even two days later losing your custody of his identicle twin and not even knowing if you would ever get him back for the fact that you dnt even know why thay took him in the first place besides revenge. later that night the father was right i did get a sighn from my boy. i was alone in my house with all the lights off and my friend dropped bye to visit me and when i came out of my room to get the door i seen a bright light coming from the kitchen. it was my boys favorite toy truck one of the headlights was shinning bright. i never seen that truck work before. i showed it to my friend and it stayed on for awhile. that was the first and last time that i ever seen it on. i tried countless times and it never went on after that so in my heart i believe it was him. my friend thought so too, it was her first time coming to my house and thier are many bibles on the fire place , she took one off randomly and just opened it and the first readings were. JOB: . i talks about eerything that just happenend to my baby. god blessed his little soul and he is watching over his fasmily right now ................................................. .love you baby isaiah..xoxoxoxxooxoxo
i wrote that after my son died this is the first time i ever made it public and the reason is I need for the people who caused his death to be accountable. They need to know the person they are working on is just not a name, its a loved one, im asking for your donations to help court fee's and any left over will go in a truist fund for his twin brother Isaac. thank you