Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento family was torn apart after a 5-month-old child boy was taken from his moms and dads following a visit to the doctor.

Anna Nikolayev, 5-month-old Sammy and Alex Nikolayev

Anna Nikolayev, 5-month-old Sammy and Alex Nikolayev

The young couple thought their problems lagged them after their son had a scare at the hospital, but once they got residence their issues got even worse.

It all began almost 2 weeks back, when Anna Nikolayev and her spouse Alex took their 5-month-old boy Sammy to Sutter Memorial Hospital to be dealt with for flu issues, however they didn't like the care Sammy was getting.

One day Anna asked why a registered nurse was providing her son prescription antibiotics.

"I asked her, for what is that? And she's like, 'I have no idea.' I'm like, 'you're working as a nurse, and you don't even understand what to give to my baby for what,'" Anna described.

According to Anna, a doctor later said Sammy should not have been on the antibiotics.

Anna said Sammy experiences a heart murmur and had been seeing a physician at Sutter for regular therapy since he was born. After Sammy was dealt with for flu issues last week, doctors at Sutter admitted him to the pediatric ICU to monitor his condition. After a few days, Anna said physicians began talking about heart surgery.

"If we got the one blunder after an additional, I don't want to have my infant have surgical treatment in the hospital where I do not feel safe," Anna stated.

Anna argued with doctors about getting a second opinion. Without an appropriate discharge, she finally took Sammy from the hospital to get a second opinion at Kaiser Permanente.

"The police showed up there. They saw that the infant was great," Anna said. "They told us that Sutter was telling them so much bad things that they thought that this child is passing away on our arms.".

Medical records from the physician treating Sammy at Kaiser Permanente stated the infant as medically safe to go house with his moms and dads. The doctor included, "I do not have issue for the security of the child at home with his moms and dads.".

"So authorities saw the report from the doctors, said, 'okay men, you have a good day,' and they walked away," Anna said.

Anna said the following day authorities and child safety services appeared on her doorstep. Alex Nikolayev said he satisfied them outside a short time after they arrived.

"I was pushed against the structure, smacked down. I stated, 'am I being placed under arrest?' He smacked me down onto the ground, screamed out, 'I think I got the secrets to your home,'" Alex stated.

Police let themselves inside.

On home video shot with a camera Anna established herself, police can be seen entering her front door on Wednesday.

"I'm visiting grab your baby, and do not withstand, and do not battle me ok?" a Sacramento policeman said in the video.

"He's like, 'okay let your son go,' so I had to let him go, and he got my arm, so I could not take Sammy. And they took Sammy, and they just walked away," Anna said.

They said talk to CPS; CPS did not state much about the case when News10 talked with police. Just prior to 6 p.m. Thursday, Anna said that a CPS social worker told her, the reason they took Sammy is because of severe disregard; however, the social worker didn't elaborate on that neglect.

Sutter Memorial was asked to comment on the story, however the healthcare facility stated the case was with CPS and police force and they would have to talk about the case. CPS stated they can't particularly comment on this case because of privacy law, however CPS spokesperson Laura McCasland stated, "We perform a risk evaluation of the child's security and rely heavily on the direction of health care companies.".

"It appears like parents have no right whatsoever," Alex stated.

On Thursday, Anna and Alex were enabled a one hour visitation with Sammy; he's presently in protective custody at Sutter Memorial Hospital.

"His smile, it's everything for me," Anna stated. "I was so pleased to see him.".

Anna and Alex have a court hearing arranged for Monday.

"We did everything," Anna stated. "We went from one hospital to another. We simply wished to be safe, that he is in good hands.".

A version of this column originally appeared in News10/KXTV .

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