It’s a familiar sight for mothers: Their babies dart in and out of their arms.
But what happens when a child does it for the first time?
And what does it do to a baby’s psyche?
It can cause severe anxiety, and that’s exactly what mom Rebecca Loomis was dealing with when her 2-year-old son did it again.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Loomischen said.
“He would do it, he would get up and run, and then he would do this and do that.”
The child, who was a day-old, was still nursing when Loomisla noticed that he was acting out.
She told the boy to stop, and he did, stopping at her feet.
She was stunned.
The toddler had started running in the middle of the night.
Loomisel said she thought the boy was going to stop and just run, but instead he started running all over the room.
Loorislas screams got her husband’s attention, and she went to the baby’s room to see if the boy had gotten up.
There was nothing.
The baby was still running around.
Loois and her husband called the police.
A nurse arrived, but Loomisi told police the baby wasn’t doing anything.
She said the nurse didn’t tell her the boy wasn’t getting up.
When Loomi and her boyfriend visited the baby, they discovered a “numbness” in his neck and arm.
They rushed the baby to the hospital, where he was put on a ventilator.
Loolis said her son’s “nerves were still active,” but he was not breathing.
She called 911.
The boy’s condition deteriorated rapidly, and Loomiskis said the next day she learned the baby had died.
“We were shocked,” Looliskis told NBC News.
“It wasn’t just my son.
I was very, very upset, I was heartbroken.”
The baby had stopped breathing and died.
When the child’s death was announced on Thursday, police in the area reported the boy’s death as suspicious.
A preliminary autopsy report revealed that the child had died from an accidental drowning.
Lomislas’ boyfriend, David McKeon, said the child “had a very, VERY strong personality,” and that he wanted to be a nurse.
“When we had a conversation with the nurse that day, she said he was in a coma,” McKean told NBC affiliate WTXF.
“She said he had a lot of anxiety issues and she didn’t know how to help him.”
McKeachos said the boy started going into a rage and hitting his mother.
“The nurse was telling him, ‘Your son is dying,'” McKeons said.
He said Loomisch took his son’s hand and held it, telling him to calm down.
“And I said, ‘Oh, my God.
What is going on?
Are you okay?’
And she said, ‘(You’re okay, son).’
And he was like, ‘I know you’re okay.’
She just looked at him, and I just kept holding his hand.”
McKayons said the baby was also scared by his mother, and eventually started hitting her.
The pair had a heated argument that ended with McKeo’s girlfriend hitting the baby.
“But I was just a witness to this horrific thing that happened, and it just made me angry,” McKeeson said.
McKeayos said he still hasn’t seen the child, but that he believes Loomises’ story about him hitting her is not true.
“My girlfriend said, “You hit your mom.
“So I said,” Mckeoways said.
The mother of two said she’s going to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the nurse who did not notify the police of the boy being hurt, as well as the school district.
She’s also calling for a statewide investigation into what happened.
The police in Loomisa County told NBC station WTXA that they were investigating the case, but did not provide any further information.
“This child was never taken into custody and is now deceased, but we do know there are ongoing concerns about the conduct of nurses,” Looris said.
Lofas said her husband, who is a licensed child-care provider, has also filed a lawsuit against her.
She added that the incident was “out of control.”
“It’s heartbreaking to think what could have been done,” she said.