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Wrong diagnosis of a stomach virus

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 4, 2010
  • 08:58 PM

My 11 niece had been complaining of stomach and back pain since the beginning of last week. We took her to the emergency room on thursday. They took a urine sample, did x-rays and bloodtests. The Dr said all tests were normal and said she had a simple stomach virus. He prescribe medication for vomiting and discharged her. On saturday she started having seizures so we took her to another hospital. She was admitted into ICU. They did bloodwork, a catscan, and a spinal tap on her. Again everything came back normal. She had two more seizures, her kidneys failed and her lungs started to fail. They said there was nothing more that they could do on their end and that she needed to be airlifted to another hospital. She died yesterday before they got her to the helicopter. She had never had any other major illness and she was being a normal 11 just a week ago. How is this possible from a simple "stomach virus"?

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