An Ohio mother is fighting for justice after her infant daughter’s day care allegedly handed her over dead without explanation.
Taylor Bush told WKYC that she wasn’t contacted by Nana’s Home Daycare before she went to pick up her 3-month-old, Di’Yanni.
But when she arrived, the day care owner’s sister was the only one present and told the mother her daughter had been having breathing trouble. Bush said:
“Her sister was like, ‘Oh, Di’Yanni was breathing heavy today.’ I said, ‘Why didn’t anybody call me?’ She was like ‘Oh.’ She didn’t have nothing to say basically.”
Bush said she “automatically knew that something was wrong” because he daughter’s color appeared to be off and she was cold to the touch.
The mother continued:
“So, I’m like, ‘Can you help with CPR?’ She’s not helping. So, I immediately put my daughter on the ground, so I give her CPR, and while I’m doing that, I call 911.”
The baby girl was pronounced dead at the hospital, News 5 Cleveland reports. Bush told the outlet:
“They could not find a pulse for my daughter at all. I begged them — the hospital — to keep working on her because they had already pronounced her dead. I begged them to keep working on my baby, because I couldn’t cope with the words, ‘She was gone.'”
Bush said the day care has shown “no remorse” regarding her daughter’s passing. Now, she wants their license to be revoked by the state.
She told WKYC:
“I want justice for my daughter.”
The day care was cited for violations, including a lack of CPR certification, during an inspection earlier this month.
According to police, the coroner said the child likely died of natural causes.
However, an investigation into the death by local child protective services is currently ongoing.
A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said in a statement:
“ODJFS is monitoring this tragic situation very closely. County JFS agencies are responsible for inspections of in-home child care, with oversight by ODJFS. The county agency is conducting an investigation and actively working with child protective services and law enforcement. ODJFS would make the final determination on whether to suspend Nana’s Home Daycare license if the county agency recommends suspension.”
An autopsy was expected to be performed on Thursday, but no results have been publicly released.