In a case of a family needing a baby clothes fix, the baby’s mother, Stephanie M. was on vacation in Arizona when she noticed her son, William, was missing and she needed help finding him.
Stephanie said, “He’s just a little boy, he’s not big, but he’s a little different.
I thought he was wearing his diaper pants or something like that, but then I saw his face and I realized I had to look him in the eye and see if he was okay.”
The family was so shocked that they called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and discovered that William was wearing a diaper mask.
Stephane’s husband, Ryan, called the local police department and a few hours later, they found William was safely reunited with his family.
“We just thought, ‘Oh my God, he did it!
It was totally planned,'” Ryan said.
The mother of two said that while William was “a little weird” and “a bit nervous,” he seemed “a lot calmer than I had ever seen him.”
He also looked like he “wasn’t really crying,” Stephanie said.
Stephrane and Ryan, who also have a 3-year-old daughter, said the first thing they did was to get him a new diaper.
They then headed to the doctor and were told to wait a couple hours before he would be able to go home with them.
After the first couple of hours, Ryan said, he thought the situation was “great” and that he didn’t want to see their son in that diaper.
But the day went on, and after waiting an additional couple of days, Ryan learned that William had “some sort of seizure and then passed out,” Stephanie told ABC News.
William’s father, Brian, was able to get William to a local hospital where he was “totally unresponsive,” Stephanie noted.
After that, Stephanie said, the couple was unable to find any signs of his seizure, and he was transferred to a hospital where they continued to await the results of his brain scan.
“It was really heartbreaking to watch,” Ryan said of the ordeal.
“There was nothing.
We knew we were going to lose our baby.
There was no blood or any kind of blood at all.”
Stephania said that after William was brought to the hospital, the nurses did a thorough scan of his body and were “not shocked by anything,” but “they were very worried.”
Afterward, she said, they went to a doctor’s office to get some blood samples.
After getting a scan, they learned that the baby had had a “severe brain hemorrhage,” which meant he was in a “very critical situation.”
They then learned that they had a few more days to find a place to take William back to and were waiting for the results, Stephanie added.
After four days, the doctors said, William was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and later released.
Stepha said that she and her husband are now working on a “Plan B” for finding their son.
“I am very excited to finally find out what happened,” Stephanie added, “but there’s still a long way to go.”