Down syndrome Patient Died from Undetected and Fast Spreading Form of Leukemia
A 12-year-old boy having Down syndrome died from an undiagnosed and fast spreading form of leukemia.
Nathan Woolley's mother, Christine Woolley, has affirmed that her son died in the early hours of the morning on March, 8, 2011, in his bed. Christine was of the view that Nathan was having fever, but there were no indications that something like this can take place.
Nathan had his breakfast and by that he was no not having fever. He went to bed, said Christine, who was hearing her son's coughing sound throughout the night.
On the next morning, Christine thought that her son would get ready for school and then would come to meet her. But her thoughts did not turn out as a reality and when she entered Nathan's room, she found him dead.
Christine called up ambulance and paramedics tried to resuscitate Nathan. But nothing could save him as he was dead. Christine is now supporting coroner Ian Smith's recommendations that the level of care provided to people having Down syndrome should be reviewed.
"Had they adapted to the American way, where more frequent blood tests are done, they might have been able to pick it up", affirmed Christine.
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