Most of us think flu is non-threatening disease that lasts only for 1-2 weeks and it’s gone. However, Bridget Klingeberk ignored the flu-like symptoms of her daughter Briony who was only 10 years old.
It’s normal that children pick up all kinds of germs during school or when they play on the street. However, suddenly her daughter stopped eating and drinking completely, which made Bridget and her husband alarmed.
Bridget told ABC that “She didn’t eat her tea, Briony loved her food so we know she wasn’t well.” Her doctor prescribed some antibiotics for her, and in her interview with ABC, Bridget added that “We never went home with a diagnosis, it was all a guess.
Everyone kept sending us home so we thought she wouldn’t be that sick.” Her doctor thought it was only a throat infection.
They also went to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide, and there after thorough examination, they found out ulcers in the back of her throat. So, they gave her some drugs to relieve the infection.
However, as time passed, Briony’s condition was becoming worse and suddenly, before they got her to a hospital, she had a seizure and died. During her abduction, it was found that the ulcers were actually the herpes simplex virus, and her organs began to fail because of it.
The question is, was the doctors’ fault for not recognizing the condition on time?
Her doctor, Dr. Say, said that “I just feel real regret I didn’t identify the cause of her illness. I’m reminded of Briony and her illness everytime I see a child – anytime I look into anyones throat.”
Most of the time, the HSV-1 infections are transmitted through saliva. Also, in 2014 there was a newborn baby that passed away because of this virus.
The reason behind it was a single kiss from her mother. So, it’s really dangerous to kiss your kids nowadays, especially on the lips.
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