The condition experienced by this cute baby is a condition related to heart and lung problems so that Willow has to be hospitalized. The hospital where Willow is being treated, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital performs treatment with a procedure called gastrostomy on a scheduled basis.
Gastrostomy is generally used as a temporary procedure so as to avoid prolonged discomfort of nosogastric suction by following major abdominal procedures as subtotal and gastrectomy, vagotomy, colectomy and so on. Gastrostomy is considered as a reason to help patients who are at risk of lung difficulties or nutritional difficulties after surgery.
By using the gastrostomy procedure, Willow was able to survive but experienced problems related to the potassium levels in Willow’s body which fluctuated drastically, even though the gastrostomy procedure was smooth.
To stabilize the mineral levels in Willow’s body, pottasium is given by the pharmacy to give medicine to your little one. Moments after being given potassium, Mrs. Willow looked panicked seeing her son’s pale condition and trying hard to breathe.
Seeing his wife’s anxiety, Oliver Kerr and the father of Willow called the nurse to examine his son, Willow. The nurse came along with the physiotherapist to check Willow’s condition.
Some time after the procedure, Willow’s condition did not get any comfort. Even his breathing tends to be rushed. As Oliver said as quoted from the Mirror, “Sometime after the procedure, Willow should have fully recovered, but upon our return, Willow experienced an unusual condition. Willow seemed to be sleeping on the bed in an uncomfortable condition and even his breath sounded unusual, followed by a white discharge from his mouth, Willow’s body felt hot “
One hour and twenty minutes after the examination, precisely at 6:15 p.m. the potassium levels in Willow’s body experienced a sharp jump and even the situation became critical. Suddenly, his parents were very worried, when they found that their child had experienced this incident.
Sometime after the examination was carried out, arguably too late, Willow went into cardiac arrest and died shortly thereafter. Even though medical experts have tried to perform resuscitation measures on Willow, it has not changed the situation and saved the baby’s life.
As Oliver said, “When the medical professional pointed at my daughter’s heart monitor, I asked what it looked like was the real condition? Then it didn’t take long to check on Willow and admit that Willow didn’t look like he always was. The team of doctors immediately took care of the condition and left the room and not long after we were told that Willow was dead “
Obviously this made Oliver sad and angry too, at least he demanded the hospital to be responsible for the death of his daughter, Willow.
It was found in Court that the pharmacist who administered the drug to Window was responsible for prescribing the very large dose of potassium in Willow. Even that much dose had never been encountered in his career.
The condition was exacerbated by the actions of the nurse who watched Willow, after the potassium was put into the patient’s body, the patient should check the gas level in the baby’s blood within a short period of time. In fact, it was only discovered after an examination at 16.51 local time that it was reported that potassium levels in winddow blood reached 5.7 millimoles. The normal condition for human potassium levels is 3.5-5.5 mmlo / liter. Even after the first examination, the potassium levels in Willow’s body got worse and caused the baby to die.