Six Day Old Infant Dies After Respiratory Distress, Vitamin K, Lasix, and Abuse
Erica Dawn Miller recalls the birth of her son, Bransynn, as fast and easy at Wooster Community Hospital in Ohio. When he was born, his cord was wrapped around his neck and he was blue. Bransynn initially needed help breathing due to some respiratory distress. Within a couple of hours after birth, he was transported to Akron Children’s Hospital. Bransynn’s dad accompanied him to Akron Children’s Hospital, while Erica’s mom stayed back at the hospital with Erica as she was still under care for an infection. (While at Wooster Community Hospital, Erica received a call from Akron Children’s Hospital asking if she wanted Bransynn to receive the Vitamin K shot and she declined – this was also listed on the Akron admission paperwork.)
Once Erica arrived at Akron Children’s Hospital, she shared, “I noticed I was mistreated as soon as I got there.” She learned that Bransynn received a Vitamin K shot (that she never consented to) and he was also given Lasix intravenously. Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic most given to neonates and causes dehydration, loss of electrolytes, the depletion of potassium, magnesium, calcium, and sodium, heart failure, and kidney failure. The Mayo Clinic states: “This can damage the blood vessels of the brain, heart, and kidneys, resulting in a stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure.”
As if Erica was not dealing with enough trauma and frustration, during this time, Erica observed a nurse carelessly bang her infant’s head, and after she called her out, the nurse banged Bransynn’s head again. Bransynn had noticeable bruising on his head after Erica and her partner returned from a short exit.
After Erica witnessed her son harmed, abused, and deteriorating, she requested Bransynn be transferred to another hospital, but was denied. The parents claim that the hospital gave up on them and refused to have the child transferred elsewhere. Erica reported Bransynn’s health declined after the Vitamin K shot and Lasix – and he died within days.
Erica is not alone in losing her newborn son after the Vitamin K – she joins other families in their investigation to dig deeper for answers, truth, and justice after an unbearable loss. Read Erica’s tragic story in her own words, followed by a question and answer exchange with more details not to miss:
Erica: “My son’s story….My son Bransynn was born needing help breathing – that’s the only reason we went to Akron Children’s Hospital. He was only going to be there for three days. Well, I had to stay behind at my hospital because after he was born, I got an infection in my uterus. The doctor up at Akron Children’s Hospital told us my placenta had an infection in it and my son was born brain damaged. Yet I told my OB and she said that was a damn lie – that he was fine until in Akron Children’s care. My doctor and Bransynn’s doctor at Wooster said he only had seizures at Akron. She released me and I went to my son. In that time, I watched a nurse bang his head on his bed, be mean to him, and yank him out of my arms – to where I got physical with her. I even asked the charge nurse to give me a different nurse and she refused. I had to wait till the doctor came around and I was beyond angry and in tears.
His dad said that they bullied him to do the Vitamin K shot and told him our son would bleed to death without it. They also gave him something in his IV and said he wasn’t peeing, which was a damn lie as well because he was peeing full diapers and peeing out of them. After that his kidneys started to die.
They told us the Lasix was to make him pee, yet he wasn’t having any trouble peeing. In fact, he had full peed diapers and was even peeing out of them. My sister’s boyfriend who is in college to be a doctor said babies, especially newborns, should not be given Lasix – I mean shit, that’s stuff you give to horses.
After we were at Akron Children’s hospital and things were going south, I got in contact with two other NICU hospitals that were on standby waiting to come get Bransynn and treat him, but the Akron Children’s Hospital doctor told me he’s not allowed to leave and threatened that he will report us for kidnapping our own son if we removed him, which I told him if he dies, his blood is on his hand and I’ll be coming for them.”
Erica wrote a Facebook post no mother should ever have to write:
April 14th, 2019: “It is with heavy hearts – we are sad to inform everyone at 6:59 a.m. Bransynn Daniel Miller took his last breath surrounded by those who loved him dearly. Our hearts are broken as we ask God why why our baby boy.”
The hospital paperwork shows doctors suspected Bransynn also had sepsis, seizures, and there was significant neurological damage.
The death certificate shows “severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy” which is lack of oxygen and blood flow. Other contributing factors on the death certificate include: diffuse supratentorial brain infarction, ectopic posterior pituitary, and absent pituitary stalk.
Q&A with Erica:
Q: What was the feeling and vibe when you were at Akron from when you arrived and throughout your stay?
Erica: That something was not right. My son looked scared and didn’t sleep until I got there.
Q: How were you and your family treated? How was Bransynn treated by the staff?
Erica: Complete crap. Bransynn was abused.
Q: What did you observe in their care of Bransynn?
Erica: They didn’t treat him like a patient.
Q: How was your pregnancy? Smooth and easy or did you have difficulties and health issues? Were you vaccinated during pregnancy for DTaP, flu shot, or anything else?
Erica: I was never vaccinated (during pregnancy), but my pregnancy was a little bit of both.
Q: Do you have other children?
Erica: No, he was our 4th, but our rainbow miracle baby after 3 miscarriages.
Q: What infection did they say you had in your placenta that they requested you stay in the hospital for?
Erica: My water broke too early due to a bacterial infection. I had to stay behind to make sure I was ok.
Q: What tests did they run for the nurses to determine your son was “born brain damaged” as they claimed?
Erica: All they did was shine a light in his face. They had him on so many drugs – I was pissed.
Q: Can you describe when and what you witnessed when you mentioned the nurse banged Bransynn’s head on more than one occasion and yanked him around?
Erica: She was too lazy to open the top of his bed to get him out and so he hit his head. I told her if she does it again, I’m whooping her. She never even apologized. She then only let me hold him for 20 minutes and tried to grab him from me to which Bransynn held on tight to me and started crying. I told her to stop or else. Well she took him and again was too lazy to open the top part of his bed and thus hit his head, so I lunged at her, and punched her, and then walked to the nurse’s station twice in tears for my son.
Q: Who bullied Bransynn’s dad into accepting the Vitamin K shot and what did they say? What day was the Vitamin K administered?
Erica: The doctors told him Bransynn would die without it – it was the very first night he was there.
Q: What symptoms did you notice after the Vitamin K shot?
Erica: He was more slower, out of it, and confused, no longer making eye contact, and in a daze – this is what his dad said. He was no longer alert.
Q: You mentioned the nurses yanked him around, was he bruised from that or from where he had the Vitamin K shot or other medical interventions?
Erica: Both, he was bruised from the nurses yanking him around and they just dug around in his arms. I ended up saying no more IVs.
Q: What else did they administer in Bransynn’s IV other than the Lasix and why? Were they covering up a potential reaction from the Vitamin K shot?
Erica: A lot of things – I don’t even know all of what they put in his IVs – I just know they got pissed at me when I started unhooking his IVs and said no more.
Q: The nurse said Bransynn wasn’t peeing, but you recall he was and regularly wet his diapers. Why was there a discrepancy with the nurse’s opinion?
Erica: They were covering up something because when I brought it up then, they just ignored me.
Q: You stated that after the IV, his kidneys started to die. What happened?
Erica: He all of a sudden swelled up again. Doctors said his kidneys are shutting down. It was after my little sister’s boyfriend told me about Lasix and the side effects that I knew that’s the cause of his kidney failure.
Q: Did Bransynn die in the hospital? Can you explain what happened and the timeline to your knowledge?
Erica: Yes, he never got to come home. He died April 14th at 6:45 a.m. in my arms. I try and block this part out as much as possible, but he was unresponsive for two days. We just held him and loved on him. I told him it’s ok to let go and he grabbed tightly on my fingers and didn’t let go until he let out three final breaths and was gone.
Q: What else would you like to share about your experience?
Erica: I want people to open up their eyes.
Q: Did you have any allies or safe connections at Akron Children’s Hospital? Is there anyone there that you can or did confide in about what happened?
Erica: Nope, zero, none.
Q: Someone had commented that there were seven other babies that died at Akron Children’s Hospital? Any idea why? Bad batch of vaccines? Nurse abuse?
Erica: I was later told that the Vitamin K shot Bransynn received was hot boxed. Akron Children’s Hospital experiments on children and babies. The Amish hate that place – it’s literally of the devil.
Q: Have you been in touch with any of the other parents who lost their children as a result of their care at Akron Hospital? Or know of them?
Erica: No, I’m not allowed.
Q: What steps have you taken since Bransynn’s passing?
Erica: Tried to get justice.
Q: Did you request an autopsy? Medical records? (You mentioned you did, but they won’t release them.) Opinions from lawyers or other doctors about what occurred and reasons for his death.
Erica: Yes and was denied the paperwork. I sent you the records – all lies according to my insurance company. Their paperwork says a whole different story. They too say Akron Children’s Hospital killed my son.
Q: Did you file a VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) report?
Erica: Yes, on November 3, 2019.
Q: What do you think contributed to and/or caused Bransynn’s death?
Erica: I feel like Akron Children’s Hospital is the reason he is dead.
Q: You shared that you are pursuing legal action and are looking for attorneys to take your case, correct?
Q: What support, help, or connections do you need access to?
Q: What advice or recommendations do you have for doctors/nurses? Other parents?
Erica: Parents trust your gut, and to doctors and nurses, I no longer trust any of you.
Q: What has been the most frustrating part of this whole experience?
Erica: The lies and runarounds and the cover ups, but most of all crying for my son. My heart aches for him.
Q: What would you like us to know?
Erica: The hospital and doctors need to pay.
We are back at square one with everything, trying to find attorneys that take us seriously, and are on our side. A part of me wants to give up, but my mama side wants to keep on fighting.
~ In loving memory of Bransynn Daniel Miller (April 6th – April 14th, 2019) ~
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Keep fighting, mama. You’re not alone. Im so sorry for your loss and pain. Unimaginable ❤
My heart aches for you. I’m so sorry you all had to go through this. Do not give up. We all have to keep fighting to make this kind of abuse and treatment stop. We can’t give up until we win.
So sorry for your loss. How nurses could keep banging his poor little had. What a monsters :((
Keep fighting for your son. Xx
So sorry for your loss! Justice will be served at the end of this life when Jesus comes back to take his children home with him! Just know that your baby is happy and healthy and waiting on you in paradise and is being well taken care of and you’ll get to live with him one day! ??
Im so sorry for the loss of your baby boy Erica. I hope you get justice for him and bring down the corrupt system at that hospital. That place should be shut down for killing babies like this. It makes me sick. I hope you get justice for your baby boy and know that you and your husband have the support of so many people already. Keep spreading your story and let the world know what happened to your son.
I’m so sorry for your loss! I live in Wayne County and my youngest stayed in the NICU at Akron Childrens for 11 days. I stayed with her the entire time other than one evening for a couple hours and one overnight stay. During both of these she had issues that she hadn’t had under my care. One nurse we had was present for both of those times.
Could you reach out me ?
I believe you 100%% dear Mother. I’m done as much as humanly possible with doctors and hospitals and anything pharmaceutical. I’m praying for God to give you complete healing and strength and divine intervention to fight the evil that was done to you in the Holy Name of Jesus.
It is obviously a tragic situation when a baby dies for any reason, and this family is owed all possible sympathy. Melissa Curtain ( It seems that you are the author of this piece, and I apologize if you are not.) (All of my comments are directed at the author) Dear Author, You are a vile, fear-monger cretin. You have chosen to take advantage of a grieving family in order to promote your asinine agenda. This mother reports that she went into premature labor from a bacterial infection. This already creates a high risk situation. This baby was found to have H.I.E. (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy). He was also found to have anatomical abnormalities in his brain. His ectopic posterior pituitary and his absent pituitary stalk were innate, inborn defects. They were not caused by anything done after he was born. To blame anything on vitamin K and lasix is the height of hypocrisy. Lasix is frequently used to treat babies in NICU;s in order to remove excess fluid, so that the babies’ lungs work better. The fact that her “sister’s boyfriend” is a pre-med undergrad is worth…nothing. The inclusion his uninformed opinion is pure misinformation. He is flat out WRONG. With regard to the vitamin K: The mother mentioned that he “stopped making eye contact” after the vitamin K shot. Healthy newborn babies do not make eye contact, let alone babies that are critically ill. They are hard-wired to notice a human face, but they do not make deliberate eye contact. …another red herring that you have included. Vitamin K stops babies form bleeding to death…period. To refuse the vitamin K shot is to basically say: ” I am happy accepting a 1% risk of my baby bleeding to death from an entirely preventable cause.” Your piece does not include one credible piece of information. I have discredited everything that you have said. I DARE YOU TO RESPOND TO ME WITH ONE PIECE OF RELIABLE INFORMATION.
Enner, No YOU are the evil cretin. Your information is dead wrong. You are dead wrong. And your diatribe on this page at this time with all of your hype is obnoxious, insulting and outrageous. This type of scenario is being replayed daily in hospitals all over America, babies are dying at record rates.. we have the highest infant mortality rate in the entire western world.. but we have more vaccines than any other nation on earth, so according to your twisted logic, we should be the healthiest nation, with the lowest infant mortality, but its the OPPOSITE.. We’re dying, and you’re making your blood soaked money promoting the meds.. and turning a blind eye to the carnage.. Those of us who love children have had enough with the likes of you and your drug loving, med pushing colleagues. A day is coming soon when all of you are going to get what it means when Christ said ‘WOE’ unto them that harm the children.. For you have run the way of Cain, greedily after the error of Balaam for a blood soaked reward., Your drug pushing colleagues and you are well called ‘brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed., who love the wages of unrighteousness. Vitamin K stops babies from bleeding to death!!!?? REALLY!! God only knows how this nation and this world got so populated without it! And the rest of your godforsaken meds. You people are the scourge of the earth.. You have not a wit of concern for others, as long as you can pull your blood soaked salaries and pay your med loans, and mortgages, and take your high cost trips.. All that do these things, and the likes of you who defend them.. have blood on your hands. May God help you.
Sorry that I only first noticed your thoughtful reply just now. Umm. What does Jesus have do with any of this? Not that you had any form of a logical argument in the first place, but now that you have thrown religion into this, you have demonstrated that you are nothing but a cuckoo bird. (Anyway, I am Jewish, so Jesus has no power over me…Ha Ha.)
Have you read his medical records? Are you the one in court fighting for my son? Have you seen his autopsy report? No so shut the hell up! It’s clear as day that your ignorant troll ass doesn’t know jack shit about anything! Fucking educate yourself before opening up that trap of yours!
You are incorrect how dare you talk as if you know my son! I didn’t have an infection until AFTER my son was born shame on you!
I am so very sorry… Your baby is in heaven now. He is happy. Praying <3
I am so very sorry this happened to your family. May God give you His peace and comfort. I pray that your family and other families receive the justice that everyone deserves!
So terribly sorry for the loss of your son!! Sounds like you had a hard time and rightfully so!
I hope you get a good attorney and sue those monsters into oblivion. they don’t deserve to have their jobs, and they should be exposed. I think you could also file complaints with the state medical board. I felt so grieved when I read your story, keep fighting, you will help other families and your little boy will be so proud of you in heaven.
I am so sorry for the loss of your little guy. I share his birthday so this is extra sad for me. I hope you get justice for him and that hospital should be shut down. May God hold you close during your sorrow and take care of your little angel for you.
Why cant she go back itn other hospital amd personally whoop the asses of the doctors who killed her baby??????? She should fulfill that promise hscoriginslly made. I feel like if I had the means to do this myself even without knowing them, I would do this!! But zi dont have the means to. I cant afford to travel or anything. The doctors and nurses need to pay with their lives!!!!
“Why cant she go back itn other hospital amd personally whoop the asses of the doctors who killed her baby”. …Umm…because the doctors didn’t do anything wrong, you idiot.
So sorry for your guys’ son. That is devastating. Please do keep fighting. Write everything done. Gather as much paperwork as you can, as much of the records as you can. I’m from california. I do have family from north Carolina who aren’t for biracial couples. I mean, I’m not trying to be an asshole and say states that aren’t CA are like that but maybe I wonder if that contributed to their abuse? Forcing vaccines and drugs on an infant is so very wrong. I wonder if the NVIC (national vaccine information center) know of any attorneys willing to help you or can help point you in the right direction. I’m sending positive vibes to your family <3
We know for a fact that the dr didn’t like us because we where mixed and also because i stood my ground!
Good for you Erica stand your ground!!!
My heart breaks for your family and the injustice of this situation. I am so sorry this happened and I pray you get justice. It may not bring your son back but it may keep this from happening again. Dont stop fighting for justice.
My deepest condolences at the loss of your son. I am shocked that he was mistreated by the hospital and was given Vitamin K without your consent and was given Lasix. I never even heard of a hospital giving Lasix to a newborn baby. I am sure that you have a strong case against the hospital; I hope you find a good attorney. I hope you know that our life on this earth is temporary, and you will see your son again in the next life.
” I never even heard of a hospital giving Lasix to a newborn baby”
Oh, well since you’re an expert, you must know what you’re talking about. What you have or have not heard about is worth…..NOTHING. Please keep your mouth shut unless you know what you are talking about.
I’m so sorry, Erica, for little Bransynn. I’m in tears for you and your son after reading this. I lost my first daughter to SIDS so I know the pain you’re going through that will never go away. It does get better with time but you will always miss your son. I hope you can find a lawyer that will annihilate those murderers and make them pay. I hope the crimes they’ve committed against innocent babies eats them alive every day of their lives and that justice is served. I’m praying for you and your family and that your heart’s may be healed to where thinking of your sweet boy will bring you joy for the moments you had with him instead of inconsolable heartache ❤️
I’m deeply sorry for your loss. My heart aches that another innocent child was given unecessary, toxic, harmful chemicals at birth and it prevented another one of God’s children from living a full life here on earth. I’ll pray for you and i know you will see your son again.
This is disturbing. If she can find the others who were mistreated the same way,maybe they can pool together for a class action lawsuit. Would also be more enticing to lawyers? I can’t imagine how she feels, this was her miracle baby.
I am so grieved and angry at the same time!!! I’m going to say some prayers that the right attorney is found. You have a strong case — and this should NEVER EVER have happened to anyone! God is on your side. Keep going.
I feel the samy way.
Keep fighting sista! Keep fighting for your baby. The Lord is your strength. I pray for His guidance and protection over you and your family ♥️
Devastating. I am so sorry this has happened to this family. ?
This mama is tough though….the Lord will use her to get the word out about these criminals.