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Child Got Small Cut On His Arm And Doctors Told Him It’s Nothing. Days Later Parents Gasped In Horror
Rory Staunton was captain of the debate team and an advocate for non-discrimination. He had a bright future in front of him.
At the age of 12, Rory got a scrape on his arm during a school basketball game. It didn’t seem like it’s something to be scared about, but then his body temperature increased and he felt weaker by the hour. His parents brought him to a paediatrician who failed the recognize the lethal signs of sepsis, one of the most deadly infections in the world. However, it’s an infection not many people are aware of, especially doctors who should be able to recognize it.
Rory’s doctor sent him to an emergency room where they did several tests, but still missed the symptoms of sepsis. They took his vitals and read his blood test, and yet again missed a sign of sepsis where white blood cell count is sky high.
On all those signs, Rory was sent home where his condition only worsened. When his nose turned black and toes turned cold, his parents got him to the hospital, but it was already too late and horror raised.
Rory passed away. It was reported that the word “sepsis” was never uttered once during his treatment.
The Staunton family now warns parents about the largely curable, yet life-threatening disease. Rory’s tragic death ultimately created nationwide movement for all parents to be cautious of.
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