Mother leaves three kids at Gilbert hospital

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GILBERT - Three children were left alone at Mercy Gilbert Hospital overnight Wednesday.

According to Gilbert police the children's mother Kathleen Eidson, 34, of Queen Creek, took her two-year-old son to the hospital Tuesday evening.

Around 10:00 p.m. Eidson left her four year-old and seven-year old child with her boyfriend at the hospital.

Edison apparently left the hospital to look for her 14-year-old niece who she had custody of, who reportedly ran away three days ago.

Edison's boyfriend left the hospital after receiving a call from her advising she had run out of gas.

The boyfriend left the sleeping children at the hospital.

CPS was notified around midnight and took children into custody.

After an argument between the two, the boyfriend returned to his house and Edison went about her business.

Edison finally returned calls from the hospital around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.