9-year-old boy dies of appendicitis after doctors diagnosed him with just the flu

9-year-old boy dies of appendicitis after doctors diagnosed him with just the flu
9-year-old boy dies of appendicitis after doctors diagnosed him with just the flu

On December 14, 2022, young Dylan Cope died following undiagnosed appendicitis in Wales. However, doctors had only reported stomach flu. His parents testify.

He was such a unique character, with a beautiful brand of passion and sensitivity.“, say the victim’s parents. According to BBCthe father had taken Dylan to the hospital “The Grange University from Cwnbrân following violent stomach aches that occurred on December 6, 2022.

Appendicitis was suspected, however, the diagnoses are clear. The clinician who took care of the boy explained that he was “very unlikely to be an appendicitis problem“, but rather of a “stomach flu due to stomach knots“. The child’s father nevertheless had confidence in him: “He was calm, laid back, relaxed and confident. He spoke in a pleasant and pleasant manner and seemed very confident “, he says.

A critical state of health which has worsened

After examinations once again confirming a “flu “may come from”swollen glands “, the 9-year-old returned to his home in Newport. However, his condition worsened, according to the local newspaper South Wales Argus. Four days later, hetwisted ” on the couch, complaining of severe pain.

His father once again transported him to the same hospital.The Grange university. The young child was immediately transferred to the operating room for emergency surgery. This is where the real diagnosis came: Dylan was actually suffering from a “irreversible septic shock“and its organs”were too damaged” so that there is a chance of recovery.

“An immensely painful decision”

The parents had been informed earlier that the little boy had very little chance of survival and that this could prolong his agony. “The decision was immensely painful.”reported the victim’s parents.

Dylan Cope subsequently died on December 14, 2022. The medical cause of death was officially released as “septic shock with multiorgan dysfunction caused by a perforated appendix”. The investigation, for its part, is still ongoing.

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