First Grade Death

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 12:40am
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[url="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-skuldead30.html"]http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-skuldead30.html[/url]

[b]"Family: School staff 'abandoned' dying first-grader"[/b]

August 30, 2006

BY STEVE PATTERSON Staff Reporter

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Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 1:06am
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Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 1:07am
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[url="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909"]http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=local&id=4055909[/url]
[url="http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html"]http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/mendietta04.html[/url]
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Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 1:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by Gail W:
[b] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] [/b]
I remember when staff from a small private Christian school sent my child, vommitting, swooning, in the middle of an anaphylactic reaction to the bathroom..... and [b]later[/b] called me to come pick up my child who had "an upset stomach". There is a God, and he has angels...

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 1:12am
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quoting the main link:
"[i]She couldn't stand up. She was having trouble breathing, suffering chest and stomach pain, and had urinated on herself.
She was shuttled from gym class to her classroom to the office, handed off from teacher to teacher, repeatedly sent down hallways unescorted, the lawsuit contends.
She was finally given a pair of pants to change into, then left alone in an office bathroom, where she remained for up to 15 minutes, until school officials found she'd collapsed, according to the suit."[/i]
sure sounds different from one of the other links I posted (not sure if the third is related) where [i]"Police in Lincolnwood were awaiting autopsy results to determine why a 7-year-old girl died after collapsing in gym class"[/i] is mentioned...

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 1:57am
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My worst nightmare!! That poor, poor family!!My heart goes out to them!

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 2:42am
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I am so sick to my stomach and sad to read this story. What is wrong with people when they see a child is sick and they don't do anything? It is just awful.
You know, this is any parent's worst nightmare, teachers--adults not properly reacting when a child is in distress.
As parents of PA children, we have to hope that our children receive a little extra notice and attention when they are not feeling well or don't seem right.
I think that staff see so many kids, hear so much coughing/sneezing whatever duing the school year that they almost become immune to it.
I posted about the media center lady not acknowledging my DS's coughing due to an asthma attack. She figured he was just sick like everyone else during that time of year.
I always hope that staff and teachers will follow my request about my DS. If he is itching, sneezing, coughing, looks funny that they will have the light bulb go off and send him to the nurse accompanied by someone or if he is in distress that she would page the nurse to come to him. This is one of the reasons I am getting 504 asap.

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 2:50am
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What a horrible story. I am so sad for this family and absolutely appalled with this school!! This is my worst fear and exactly why I stress that my dd never walk to clinic alone if not feeling well- no matter what!
such a sad, sad story...

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 3:56am
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Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
If not, then wouldn't it have shown up on her kindergarten physicial? Additionally, in between her kindergarten physicial and well, today, I'm going to guess that she was sick atleast once in the past year. Isn't it standard practice that pediatricians listen to the heart beat?

Posted on: Wed, 08/30/2006 - 8:21am
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emom -
Did I miss something? I didn't see anything about an irregular heartbeat. Help?

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Quote:Originally posted by e-mom:
[b]Just curious...do irregular heart beats just suddenly appear?
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sure. sometimes right before whatever causes your death, does.

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