Police said that a 6-month-old boy survived miraculously after being left alone in a hotel room in Oregon for four days following the death of his mother.
“Doernbecher Hospital advised that the child’s condition has improved dramatically, and we are they are in the process of working up discharge orders,”Springfield Police Department (SPD), said in a Press release.
Police officers from Springfield Police Department assisted DHS with a welfare inspection of a mother and child aged 28 years at the Quality Inn.
The police arrived and found the 6-month old still in his stroller. His mother was also dead from an apparent overdose. They found heroin in the room, which they said was from a non-criminal user.
According to police, the investigation revealed that the overdose occurred days earlier and that the child had been in the stroller alone for four days.
The news release stated that the baby was suffering severe dehydration, malnourishment and diaper rash.
The infant was transported by the medics to Riverbend Hospital and then to Doernbecher Hospital at OHUS Portland.
“SPD is crediting the DHS employee who followed up after-hours that evening, for saving the child’s life,” the release said.
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