A fiercely devoted Florida mom was thrown in jail as a result of she refused to leave her daughter’s bedside within the hospital — and she or he’s “not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs.”
Lynn Savage, 70, was taken into custody on trespassing costs after she wouldn’t adjust to visiting hours whereas her daughter, Amber, was recovering from mind surgical procedure at UF Health North in Jacksonville, news station WKRC reported.
“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 advised the outlet.
Savage stated she had been at the hospital that day since 6:30 a.m. appearing as an interpreter for her daughter, who’s non-verbal and paralyzed on her left side from a stroke.
At one level, a physician requested Savage to come into her daughter’s room within the intensive care unit to assist calm her down after her operation.
“As soon as I approached the bedside, she was fine,” Savage advised the outlet.
But when visiting hours ended at 7 p.m., a nurse advised 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 stated.
“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.”
Security officers then got here to the room and requested her to go.
“They were also very polite. They kept trying to get me to leave and I said, ‘I’m not leaving,’” Savage advised the outlet.
After a number of hours of not giving in to officers’ pleas, Savage was taken to jail, the place she spent roughly a day.
“It was just terrifying, but I would rather be there than know that I had walked away from my daughter,” Savage stated.
“I stand by my actions 100%. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs,” she added.
The hospital stated in an announcement that it was following protocol to guarantee sufferers’ security.
“Like health care organizations throughout the country, we have put policies in place to protect everyone from the COVID-19 virus, including patients, visitors and staff,” the statement to Action News Jax stated.
“Information about visitation limitations are placed in areas visible to those entering our facilities,” it added.