The family of a Colorado mother who lost her two children in a botched heroin overdose is sharing their stories in an effort to raise awareness of overdose prevention and treatment in the state.
Kaitlyn Boulton and her husband, David, lost their three-year-old daughter, Olivia, to a botched overdose in October.
Olivia was taken to the hospital and died, but the Boultons say they were not aware that she had a prescription for opiates.
Olivia Boulon had been a part of her family for six years.
The couple’s youngest daughter, Jazlyn, had been born in November and was in the process of going through the birth control pill.
The Boulons say they had been in the hospital twice for Olivia’s birth, but were not told about her health status or the birth of her baby.
“I have no idea what was going on,” Olivia’s mother, Kaitlyn, said.
“I was just like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s Olivia.’
It just made me feel so bad that it happened.
I thought she was doing great.”
The Boulmans say they first started noticing problems at a home in the nearby town of Eden in March of this year.
Kaityn Boulson says she and her son, David Boul, had gone for a run together that night, and found a large bag of pills in Olivia’s backpack.
Kaz Boulsons mother, Jami, says the pills looked similar to the prescription painkillers she was prescribed at work.
She says the Boulsons decided to call 911.
Jami Boulosons mother says the 911 operator told her to call police because she thought Olivia was going to die.
“They were just like ‘Please call police.
She has overdosed.
She is in the intensive care unit,'” she said.
David Boul is also in the ER and is recovering from his injury after being shot in the back.
Kailen Boulston, Olivia’s mom, said she is devastated about Olivia’s death.
“The worst thing that ever happened to me was when she got shot,” Kailyn said.
She says she went to the emergency room because she feared her daughter had overdosed on heroin.
“She was like, I can’t breathe,” she said, crying.
“The first thing I did was just run away.
I was just crying, ‘Please don’t do this to my child.'”
Kaityn said she was also concerned about the possibility of a repeat of her daughter’s death in the future.
“We are worried that she’s going to get into some trouble,” she told ABC News.
“We don’t want to see her get into trouble.
We want to help her get back on her feet and be OK.”