Christmas tragedy as toddler discovered useless hours after being despatched residence from hospital

The heartbroken mother and father of a 22-month-old toddler have advised how they discovered her useless – simply hours after she was despatched residence from hospital.

Little Hailey Thompson was recognized with a virus on 18 December, however her household had been advised to maintain giving her fluids and paracetamol as a substitute of antibiotics.

However early the subsequent day, her mother and father Kris Thompson, 32, and Iboyla Adam, 35, discovered her unresponsive in her bed room.

Kris carried out CPR earlier than a paramedic took over and the tot was rushed to Wigan Infirmary – the place she tragically died regardless of the very best efforts of medics.

Now an investigation has been launched after her mother and father have complained that Hailey’s case was not taken critically sufficient.

Kris, of Wigan, Gtr Manchester, stated: “We will’t consider we’ve misplaced our little lady.

“All of it occurred so shortly. One thing in her physique took management of her.

“After we discovered her at 5.30am on Monday she was mendacity in precisely the identical place I had seen her in after I went to mattress at midnight, solely she was stiff and her pores and skin discoloured.

“It was a horrible sight and can hang-out me for the remainder of my life.

“We knew in our hearts she had gone however I rang 999 and screamed down the telephone that our daughter was dying so that they obtained me to do CPR till the quick response paramedic arrived.

“However she couldn’t revive her and she or he was pronounced useless at hospital.”

“We will’t consider we’ve misplaced our little lady”

(Kris Thompson / SWNS)

Hailey began with a cough and runny nostril on 7 December, and was taken to see a GP who prescribed her antibiotics, however she stopped taking them attributable to an allergic response.

Every week later, she was taken to a different docs appointment the place the household had been advised that as she had a viral an infection, she wanted Calpol as a substitute of antibiotics.

Only a day later, she was nicely sufficient to be operating round, ate and drank nicely and went to mattress on the regular time of 6.30pm.

Kris went into test on her at 11pm, the place he discovered his daughter panting so he instantly rang 999, who stated an ambulance can be there quickly.

After 20 minutes, it didn’t arrive and 111 advised him there was a two-hour wait so he drove Hailey to A&E, the place they waited for over 5 hours earlier than she was examined.

The physician examined Hailey’s blood stress and was unable to test her tonsils so advised the household to go residence, the place she went straight to sleep.

Her mother and father had been advised to maintain her hydrated and dosed with Calpol and if she hadn’t improved in three days, to carry her again to A&E.

She then wakened at midday, however was coughing, had a runny nostril and was ‘fully out of character’.

Hailey was put to mattress at 6.15pm on 18 December and Kris observed she was panting once more, however not as severely as earlier.

Lower than six hours later, the couple made essentially the most heartbreaking discovery.

Wigan Infirmary was experiencing considered one of its busiest-ever days on Sunday 18th and a ‘vital incident’ was later declared by the division.

However Ibolya and Kris wish to know why no blood samples had been taken once they took Hailey into the hospital ‘gasping for breath like a 90-year-old.’

The couple additionally stated an try and test her tonsils was deserted due to the teenager struggling, clamping her mouth shut after which vomiting.

Kris and Ibolya had been advised to take Hailey residence and preserve her hydrated, and if she hadn’t improved in three days, to carry her again to A&E.

However tragically, the teenager had died inside 24 hours.

Kris stated: “We wish solutions. How can a wholesome child die in her sleep?

“And why wasn’t she examined for strep A, scarlet fever or Covid as an example?”

A autopsy examination can’t be carried out till Dec 28, leaving the pair dealing with an agonising watch for solutions and police have handed the small print onto the coroner.

A spokesperson for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Basis Belief stated: “Our honest condolences exit to Hailey’s household at this tragic time.

“We’re conscious of the household’s considerations and are at the moment awaiting additional data to know extra.”


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