A baby with autism has been rescued from a backyard pool and taken to a hospital, and his mother says her son was “crying out for help” at the time.
In a Facebook post, Amanda Clements wrote her son, “K.J. was crying out for a hand towel when we got there, I was like ‘that’s not good,'” adding, “We took him to the hospital and we were told it was going to be a few days until they would be able to get him out of there.”
Her son was then placed in a medically induced coma and has since died.
Clements, who has a two-year-old son, told ABC News she was shocked to learn about her son’s condition, and her post went viral.
“We’ve had to put up with this constant crying for weeks, months, years.
And now my son is dead,” she wrote.
“It was absolutely horrific to see.”
Clements posted a video of her son crying, “He just cried, crying,” before the video was taken down.
“I was so shocked,” she said.
“I just couldn’t believe it,” she told ABC.
“He had this huge smile on his face,” she added.
“He was always happy.
He was always laughing.”
Coles said her son had been “coping” with autism for about six months, but when he was still under the care of the hospital, she started a GoFundMe campaign to help him.
“They took my baby from me because I couldn’t keep him safe and we weren’t prepared for the situation,” she continued.
“The nurses didn’t know anything, and the doctors didn’t have any idea what was going on.”
The baby’s death comes less than a week after a 7-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a pool at a New Jersey nursing home.
He died two days later.