Newborn Medical Mix-Up: Baby Almost Died in Mom's Arms

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The Blischkes are still concerned about any potential long-term health problems but, for now, Taylee and her sisters are doing well. The family is even expanding. The Blischkes are expecting another baby in the fall.

"Anger doesn't get you anywhere," Jessica Blischke said. "It doesn't help the situation. It doesn't make it go away, it still happened.

"You can't take it away. You've just got to forgive and move on."

The parents and their attorney will begin mediation with the hospital next week about potential damages. The Blischkes want the hospital to pay for brain testing on Taylee to see if there is any permanent damage.

They also want an apology, which, they said, they never received.

"Life is so fragile and when you really understand that, all you really want for your children is a long, long life," Blischke said.

Hospital's Full Statement

Read the full statement provided by Mission Hospital:

Protecting the health and wellbeing of all of our patients is fundamental to our mission and values as caregivers at Mission Hospital. Our healthcare organization is deeply concerned about an incident that occurred in which an infant was mistakenly administered a medication last year. Consistent with our commitment to our patients we have conducted a process review and provided ongoing education and training for our patient care teams with regard to administering medications. Our top priority is to ensure we do everything possible to maintain the safe patient care environment for which our hospital is known to our community.

As part of Mission Hospital's practice of open and honest communication, we self reported the incident to the California Department of Public Health at the time of the event. While this incident is regretful, we are thankful that both the mother and baby were discharged in healthy condition following the incident. At Mission Hospital, we continue our efforts to provide quality patient care in an environment that fosters clinical excellence, compassionate care and continuous process improvement.

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