On January 9th the father of Mallory, a three week old baby, called the doctors office hopeing to get an emergency appointment. Mallory had not been eating well, vomiting began and the was no sign of a wet/dirty diaper. The staff at the doctors office told the father that the doctor would not be available to see her until January 17th. The next day there was no other choice than to take her to Urgent Care, it was too long to wait for the appointment since a newborn is so fragile. After jumping from urgent care to an emergency room, a broken ultra sound machine and a two year old older sister exhausted from the long night; Baby Mallory was finally seen. After some blood test and exams, they discovered that she had some kind of bowel obstruction and required a simple procedure but would have to be transfered to a hospitol in Los Angeles. Baby Mallorys parents trusted the doctors diagnosis and traveled behind an ambulence to the next hospital. That's when things get sort of obtuse. Mallory was admitted with in great condition, no fever, regular heart rate, no signs of infection and wandering eyes of curiosity. Nurses were in and out preparing her for surgey, after an IV was connected a nurse injected sweet water to make sure the IV was working properly, after came the mystery medication that within seconds that made Mallorys muscles twist and her face turned purple, followed by a painful scream/cry in agony. Within seconds her father ran out calling despertely for a doctor. She had stopped breathing and after an estimated twenty minutes she was revived. After an MRI, doctors have said that her stroke has affected parts of her brain, her sight and control over her limbs may never function. What went wrong? What happened to this healthy baby? No one knows. No one is stepping up. This made me think of the young girl who was going to have her tonsills removed and ended up brain dead, now on life support. Mallory is my little sister, she is so helpless and inoccent. Who can we believe or who do we blame?
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