ARCHDALE, N.C. — Archdale police are investigating the possible abuse of an 11-week-old girl, according to a press release.
On Saturday, Wake Forest medical personnel contacted the Archdale Police Department in reference to a little girl who had been received as a patient. Crews say she suffered injuries consistent with child abuse and is currently listed in critical condition.
The baby’s family tells FOX8 that she is on life support.
The mother of the infant, who didn’t want to be identified, says it has been a tough couple of days since her daughter was admitted this past weekend.
“I haven’t left her side. Me and my mom just bought her Christmas presents that she won’t ever open,” she said.
She says her daughter was in her father’s care before she was rushed to the hospital.
“He went to the neighbors and the neighbors say that she was lifeless when she got there. When he knocked on the door, she was pretty much dead and that they had to give her CPR and she was gasping for air,” the mother explained.
She says that the neighbors then called 911. However, she’s claiming something else is to blame. She believes the father shook the child.
“He told [EMS] she had a seizure,” she stated. “She just wanted to be held. She probably said ‘Stop dad.’”
While police try to piece together what happened, she says she just wants justice for her daughter.
“I hope he goes to prison for life. I hope he suffers in there and goes through what heartbreak I had to,” the mother said.
Archdale police have not made any arrests and haven’t named the father or anyone else as a suspect.
We did attempt to reach to the father, but we have not heard back.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 861-7867.