A mother was arrested by a Florida hospital because she refused to leave her sick daughter’s side.
Lynn Savage, 70, was arrested by police at UF Health North in Jacksonville, because she did not want to leave her daughter who was recovering from brain surgery, according to WKRC-TV channel 15.
“I could not in good conscience and good heart leave her bedside not knowing how she was going to make it through the night voluntarily,” Savage said.
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Savage said she had been at the hospital that day since 6:30 a.m. acting as an interpreter for her daughter, who is non-verbal and paralyzed on her left side from a stroke.
At one point, a doctor asked Savage to come into her daughter’s room in the intensive care unit to help calm her down after her operation.
“As soon as I approached the bedside, she was fine,” Savage told the outlet.
But when visiting hours ended at 7 p.m., a nurse told Savage that she had to leave.
“I said, ‘I’m not going to leave. I want to stay here with my daughter. Can you call the doctor because the doctor is the one that wanted me here with her?’” she said.
“And [the nurse] said no, that they couldn’t do that. That COVID rules said that visiting hours were over at 7 and I had to leave.”
The hospital then called security. And then police were brought in.
Savage, though, says she is unrepentant. “I stand by my actions 100%. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs,” she said.
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