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Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by theLegion(m): 5:47pm On Dec 07
A young mum whose seven-week-old baby stopped breathing claims she was told to sit down and 'wait her turn' after she rushed her little boy into A&E.

Daveanah Cowie, 21, from Derby, was shocked when her pleas for help were ignored by a receptionist who failed to notice how seriously ill her baby was.

But she ignored the order to wait in line and ran to find a doctor who resuscitated little Tommy-Lee and put him on a life support machine, according to Mail Online.

The mother-of-five said her baby 'could have died' if she had not acted quickly.

Tommy-Lee was found to have bronchitis and has been in hospital since November 27 with his twin brother Arlow-Jack, who has the same condition.

Ms Cowie said: "I took Tommy-Lee to hospital because he was poorly and I noticed as I got out of my vehicle that he was not breathing.

"I rushed him through the doors in a panic and asked the receptionist to get help immediately.

"Instead of finding a doctor she decided to take my details and told me to sit down and wait my turn.

"I couldn't believe it. My baby was not breathing and I was told to wait.

"I ignored that and rushed him through the doors and found a female doctor who did life support on him.

"He had episodes where he stopped breathing after that. He was then ventilated and transferred to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham."



She added: “I just can’t believe how anybody could be that irresponsible. If I had waited my baby could’ve died.

“I told the doctor what had happened and she said: ‘She probably just needs more training’.

“I haven’t received an apology and it’s not on. My baby's life was at risk."

Tommy-Lee and Arlow-Jack are slowly making a full recovery, she said.

Source: http://www.veeinsider.com/blog/young-mum-whose-baby-stopped-breathing-told-to-sit-down-and-wait-your-turn/

Re: Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by ehbellsho(m): 5:58pm On Dec 07
Thank God you didn't listen.
Wish them quick recovery
Re: Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by Tweetysparkles(f): 5:59pm On Dec 07
Grateful for the lives of he babies, cos some nurses are just heartless that they have gat no single human feelings... thank GOD for the agony of a mother that just worked because some women will just listen to the shitty smelling mouth of the nurse. Man inhumanity to man undecided some of ghem will even have children and still be kinda maltreating other peoples child.. God bless the children
Re: Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by thorpido(m): 6:03pm On Dec 07
That was an ignorant receptionist.
Re: Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by Catalyst4real: 6:14pm On Dec 07
End time receptionist
Re: Mum Whose Baby Stopped Breathing Was Told To 'sit And Wait Her Turn' At Hospital by potent5(m): 6:28pm On Dec 07
Unfortunately, this is what's happening in Nigerian hospitals. I remember sometime ago when my so was critically ill, we had to wait for one week to get lab results of the tests done on him. It was a harrowing experience.

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