An investigation was sparked after an infant died at a daycare facility in Riverside County on Monday, according to officials.
Kristin Watkins said she dropped off her 3-year-old son and 7-month-old daughter, Addison Watkins, at Worman Family Daycare at about 7 a.m. on Monday.
An hour later, she received a devastating call that her daughter was in full cardiac arrest. Crews with the Fire Department responded to the home in the 1200 block of Stepstone Court in Hemet and tried to save baby Addison Watkins. Kristen and Steve Watkins rushed to the hospital but by the time the couple arrived Addison was already pronounced dead, family friend Darnisha Tossell stated.
Kristin Watkins said her little girl had just received a clean bill of health from her doctor less than a week prior to her daughter’s passing.
Addison showed no obvious signs of trauma, police said in a press release. “I just want to know what happened to my baby. I just want answers,” Kristin Watkins told Eyewitness News in an interview.
Many Commenters have taken notice to the 6 Month Visit being less than 1 week prior to the tragic incident. Commenter Sara posted in the families local community group: “She had her six months shots a week ago, it was probably a reaction to the shots. Infants don’t go into cardiac arrest for no reason. I guess they will have to do a full investigation. Very sad story.”
These are the recommended shots that an infant receives at a 6-month check-up:
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
Flu (Influenza) – Yearly starting 6 months
It was also noted that Kristin Watkins had recently pased down outgrown clothes of Addison’s on a swap group prior to her passing. Kristin had posted to retrieve them for keepsakes. It was noted Addison’s clothes were returned to the family. The families GoFund Me page can be found here.
The Worman Family Daycare was not licensed through the state. Hemet police said they were working with Child Protective Services and stated their investigation was ongoing.
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