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Days after giving birth to a baby boy, mom dies of strep A in hospital
March 8, 2018
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It doesn't say whether the other people who had it were infected before, or after, her. If they were sick before her, then she should have immediately been tested for Strep A. The fact days went by as she got sicker and they did not test her for Strep A, and were telling her to "go for a walk" is ridiculous. One case of Strep A is concerning, two in the same ward in the same month should have had them on high alert for symptoms, and three NEVER should have progressed to where it did. If they had been on the ball, she would have been tested and put on the proper antibiotics - she might have stood a chance of recovery. If you get sick in the hospital INSIST on tests and don't shut up until they test you - there are too many hospital-borne illnesses that can be deadly. They KNOW when there are certain bugs going around the wards so they WILL know what it MIGHT be and should be testing.
very sad, very tragic.
My deepest condolences to this family. Some 20 years ago I was also ill with a Strep A infection after delivering my child in a London Ontario hospital. Despite being hospitalized and treated for a week after delivery for my illness and fever they would not tell me what had gone wrong. We asked repeatedly and were told that it was just a post op fever and it just happened some times. Needless to say, although some nurses were good at least two were completely useless and my overall care was very poor. All they told me, daily, was if you walk more you will feel better, and let’s be clear, I was delirious and weak with a fever of 104, sick to stomach constantly, a c-section incision and a new born baby. My husband was so worried he slept beside me bed in a chair the whole week and refused to leave me in case I needed help while he was gone. The day after I left the hospital my new born son became ill, and had a raw rash all over his body, it had started in the hospital, and the nurses just repeatedly told me to stop worrying it was nothing, perhaps a yeast overgrowth they kept saying. We went to a rural walk in clinic, the doc on call took one look at us and said something is really wrong. He sent away some samples for a rush test and literally called me within four hours of our clinic visit to tell me we both had group A strep infections. He saved our lives in 4 hours after the hospital had us and couldn’t figure it out for a whole week. We are very lucky to have survived and they hospital was useless in our care they did not take our questions or problems seriously at all. This story breaks my heart that 20 years later these same types of things are happening in Canadian hospitals still today and people are dying. Pure negligence.
A happy moment has turned into a disaster for this family. As usual everyone has an answer now, but that did not stop what happened.
I was briefly introduced to her by my daughter...they both graduated last June from UofT Scarborough Campus. She was a beautiful girl, with a soft spoken voice. RIP sweetheart...you will be missed by your family and friends, and your son will know all about you and will be well taken care of. No matter what the outcome of the hospital investigation, Ayesha is gone forever. RIP babygirl <3
Simply awful. I can't imagine this man's grief. I hope he has a good family support network to lean on. He has a hard road ahead of him. God bless.
The way the hospitals carry on in daily basis is gross. I've watched nurses not wash their hands going from patient to patient. Doctors are worse too. The cleaners that they hire are not great cleaners, they cut corners due to bulk of work loads. Overall, I'd say hospitals presently allow far too may visitors. Visitors, too, are carriers of some germs, viruses. The hospitals are becoming a complete open door policy allowing in many nasty germs.
Such a tragic story! People posting nasty comments about politics and money should be ashamed. A family lost a wife and a mother in a matter of 3 days. It's very heartbreaking. I wish the dad and the baby all the health and strength to be able to carry on!
Reading some of these comments, I wish Yahoo would turn comments off for good. I understand freedom of speech but there are some remarkably dumb people in this world. Thanks for helping me understand that.Some day some of you will go far—and I really hope you stay there.Sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than open it and remove all doubt.
I couldn't imagine this. This hospital dropped the ball, or , at the very least caught on way too late!!
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