Friday, 6 July 2012

Misdiagnosis:This Child Was Being Treated For Tonsilitis When He Needed a Heart Transplant!

I got a bit misty eyed when I read this because it reminded me of a mis diagnosis done on my kid brother, which led to him being bed ridden, and eventually his death. If you missed my story, see HERE.I am not one to sit down and point fingers, but when you lose a loved one due to another's negligence it hurts and takes a lot to forgive, we have moved on, but the sight of this child on life support, sure brings back sad memories. Read below as reported by DAILY MAIL
Waiting for a transplant: Harry is struggling to survive at the Evelina Hospital in London

A couple have accused medics of diagnosing their critically ill 22-month-old son with tonsillitis - when he actually needs a heart transplant to keep him alive.
Sean and Lisa Robb said they rushed their son Harry to a minor injuries unit in Ipswich, Suffolk, after he developed severe breathing problems on June 3.

But he was sent home with penicillin after doctors wrongly diagnosed him with tonsillitis. His condition worsened during the day and his frantic parents called an ambulance
Harry was rushed to Ipswich hospital where he continued to deteriorate and two days later he was sent to the Evelina Hospital in London.
There medics told Sean and Lisa were told their son had dilated cardiomyopathy and that his organ was operating at just 17 per cent of its normal function. The condition means he desperately needs a heart transplant.
Mr Robb said: 'It is devastating. He was critically ill and they (Riverside Clinic) sent us away telling us he had tonsillitis"
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