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    Arizona Police Searching for Child Missing From Cancer Ward - ABC News

    Should a parent be able to check their child out of a hospital without the staff's permission?

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    Without permission absolutely, without notification, nope. I think parents should have the final say period, unless there was some reason the parents were not longer the guardians of the child.
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    Mom was probably worried about being deported. They still should have told someone they were leaving

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    I'm mostly concerned as to how the hospital doesn't realize that patients are gone. Parents or not that is a danger. There shouldn't be a way for a child to leave w/o signing out or something.

    Parents should have the final say on what and where their child gets care.

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    My heart aches for this family. I can understand saying enough is enough and I am just taking my baby home. However, I think they should have checked out properly.

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    I am extremely concerned that the mother took out the IV and what about the heart catheter? Yes parents can remove their children from medical care but do it properly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2robbie View Post
    I am extremely concerned that the mother took out the IV and what about the heart catheter? Yes parents can remove their children from medical care but do it properly!
    I think this part was a little overblown. My son had one of these surgically implanted and it was there for over a year. They routinely leave these in for a year or more, so it's not like they were about to take it out before she left the hospital, they usually don't remove them until patients are in remission for a few months at least and won't be getting any more chemo treatments. Yes it will need to be surgically removed at some point but there is no urgency to get it out. As far as taking out the IV, the whole point of these catheters is to make it easier for IV's to be taken in and out without having to find a vein in the arm, so I don't think she would have much difficulty in removing the needle. I could have easily done it if I had wanted to when my son had one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    Mom was probably worried about being deported. They still should have told someone they were leaving
    What makes you say that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    What makes you say that?
    From the article
    The search has been difficult for officers, Martos said, since Emily and her family are from Mexico and have no locally listed records in Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alissa_Sal View Post
    What makes you say that?
    Bigotry. They're "from Mexico" so they must be illegal.
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