As you may have heard, a Guatemalan child — picked up along with his father on December 18th — died on Christmas Eve while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
But according to details released by the Department of Homeland Security Wednesday, the father of the 8-year-old boy refused further medical treatment after he vomited following medical examinations.
Felipe Gomez Alonzo was given “17 welfare checks” by agents between December 20th and 21st. On the 24th, he received multiple exams after displaying coughing and glossy eyes. The child was discharged from a medical center with Ibuprofen and Amoxicillin for his condition. A few hours after being placed in a holding facility with his father — with agents aware of the child’s condition — he complained of nausea and eventually threw up.
His father declined any further treatment for his son and said he’d been “feeling better.”
Later, during an inspection, authorities noticed his deteriorated condition and sent him back to the hospital. He vomited and lost consciousness on the way.
He died just 12 minutes before Christmas Day.
Felipe and his father had traveled 2,000 miles as part of the migrant caravan.
The Democrats will likely pin the child’s passing on President Trump, as they did that of a 7-year-old girl (here). Heck, one wacko Congressman even claimed Trump would’ve killed baby Jesus (here). Meanwhile, some are taking measures that actually help–
In response to the second migrant child death within a month, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following dictate:
“In response to the unprecedented surge of children into our custody, I have directed a series of extraordinary protective measures. I have personally engaged with the Centers for Disease Control to request that their experts investigate the uptick in sick children crossing our borders and identify additional steps hospitals along the border should be undertaking to prepare for and to treat these children. I have asked the US Coast Guard Medical Corps to provide an assessment of CBP’s medical programs and make appropriate recommendations for improvements. I have also asked for assistance from the Department of Defense to provide additional medical professionals.
“At my direction, all children in Border Patrol custody have been given a thorough medical screening. Moving forward, all children will receive a more thorough hands on assessment at the earliest possible time post apprehension – whether or not the accompanying adult has asked for one.”
See Kirstjen’s full statement here.
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