3-Year-Old Girl Barely Survived After Choking On Popcorn And Doctors Misdiagnosed Her For 5 Weeks
July 12, 2019 01:46
Doctors are also human and, therefore, they can make mistakes. This mom learned it all too well after they had misdiagnosed her daughter for weeks.
Brisbane native, 34-year-old Cheree Lawrence shared the story of how her daughter chocked on popcorn on her blog, Oh So Busy Mum. 3-year-old Sophie was eating popcorn when she suddenly started coughing, then wheezing.
Her mom took her to the emergency room, but the doctors reassured her the snack wasn’t to blame. They gave her steroids, adrenaline and started her on Ventolin bursts. She was diagnosed with a “sudden onset of asthma” and, as her body responded to treatment successfully, the girl was discharged. However, in a few days, the symptoms reappeared.