Still working on all this, documenting every single phone contact, double checking with folks, and standing my ground as I feel all y'all's emotional strength and prayers going out for us.
Dr. Mandy explained the danger to the hospital staff who called me back and inexplicably told me that my county was filing abandonment charges against me at the moment.
I nearly threw up in the bushes. I'd been talking on the cell phone outside to keep my other children from worrying.
I called the DFACS Supervisor's cell number who told me that was certainly not the case. That she'd told the hospital that they will not pick up Pepe and they've advised me not to do so either.
Dr. G stepped up to the plate and hit a long ball. He called the hospital and had words with someone in charge and the discharge orders were rescinded. I was floored! Exclamation mark required, no demanded here.
"It was the right thing to do," he very modestly told me as I gushed my gratitude.
We've bought some time.
I just hung up with the director of the adoption agency I've always used, she's advising me to keep records of everything as I always seem to have to be forced into proving something.