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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Yet despite being rushed there by ambulance Ahil and his parents were told to wait in A & E.<br><br>
Dad Zia, 37, said: “Ahil was very sick. He still had a tube through his nose and was very distressed. We were expecting to see a specialist, but no one came. They did not think Ahil was high priority.”</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">As Ahil’s condition deteriorated, Zia and wife Nazmin pleaded with staff.</td>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Zia said: “I started calling out to people that my son was having trouble breathing.<br><br>
“They looked at me like I was hysterical. Eventually they took him to the resuscitation room but he died just after 3pm.”</td>
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This is so heartbreaking. I feel for these parents. I went through something similar with my 8yo dd. She was not conscious, unresponsive and was severely dehydrated and the stu-pid doctors kept going on and on about her not being vax'd so they wanted to run tests first. Meanwhile, my dd was having trouble breathing and I could not get her to wake up. I basically forced a nurse to get an I.V. in my dd while we waited for another nurse to come back with the needles to do blood draws for the vax tests. Arghhhh!<br><br>
Why don't hospital staff listen to parents? We know when our child is in danger, right?
 

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That is so horrible and heartbreaking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
So sad for the little boy and his family. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> so sad, wish parents were taken more seriously
 

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I'm not surprised. A lot of hospitals and other places that provide "health care" are horrible.<br><br>
Last year, I ended up in the hospital unable to move. They assumed a 23 year old, complaining of pain, with the smell of alcohol on her breath (I had 1 glass of wine earlier that night)... somebody looking for drugs. The physician literally shoved me off the stretcher, trying to prove I could move, and sent me home. I had Lyme meningitis.<br><br>
Fast foreward about a year later... I end up in the same hospital, for similar symptoms (I should've gone to a different hospital, but I was in PAIN!). I had taken several pain pills (5 vicodin, smallest dose each) in order to be able to move just to get to the car, in a short period of time (2 hrs). I explained to the staff that I have Lyme Disease, and it was untreated, and that's what led to the pain. They put me in a mental hospital for 3 days, accusing me of overdosing and being delusional claiming to have Lyme Disease. They figured since I wasn't undergoing treatment, I must be making it up. If they knew anything about the controversy regarding the illness, they might have been understanding.
 

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Oh Journey, that's awful! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Idiots!
 

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I think this is scariest because, well, if you can't get treatment for EMERGENCIES in an EMERGENCY room, where the heck can you go? I'm sure many of us just view hospitals as places for emergencies, but what to do if you can't get help? Reminds me of the movie with Denzel Washington (forget the name) where he basically held a hospital hostage until they would treat his son. So scary to be brought to that point!!!<br><br>
My heart goes out to those parents...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> thats horrible.<br><br>
my prayers go out to this family.
 

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oh how sad for them. my heart goes out to the family..<br><br>
I to had an incident in the ER....last yr in july about 1 wk after giving birth. I started to hemerage. the triage nurse said ok sit in the witing room and we will call you whe nwe get to you..meanwhile the blood is gushing out of me. im about to pass out. .the nurse didnt think I was bleeding badly ..however she didnt even come over to look either..all the people waiting were looking at us like what the heck.<br>
finally after about 20 or so minutes they took me to ultra sound of all places ...they tech had to lterally go down to the ER and tell them how bad I was bleeding cause i told her they wouldnt take me in.<br>
later when they were rushing me tro surgery the nurse came over to my SO and appologized profusly....she said Im sorry I didnt realize it was so bad ..he said ya well next time look at the person before you make your judgements on who is critical and who is not ...and he went on to call her the b word...but she deserved it...<br><br>
Journey.....<br>
that is teribble sorry you were treated that way.
 

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Frightening. So frightening that parents could be ignored like that.<br><br>
I wonder if they treat white middle class families with such contempt.<br><br>
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It is horrible. Ihave been in situations where lawsuits were threatened if action wasn't taken. Once, I was so ill I coudln't move. My ex, a rather large man with big booming voice, said if someone didn't see me immediately, he was calling his lawyer. We had been there 3 hours. I couldn't stand, I was bleeding very heavily, I was nauseaus, and I was dizzy. The next time was with ds. He had fallen and gashed his head. We were told to wait. Um, hello, 2 year old, with big gash in his head, bleeding. Another time, we watched a pretty little co-ed with a twisted ankle who came in two hours after us get treatment while dh writhed on the floor with a bleeding ulcer and throwing up blood.<br><br>
I hate hospitals. I loathe ERs. I have never had good treatment in either place.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>DebraBaker</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Frightening. So frightening that parents could be ignored like that.<br><br>
I wonder if they treat white middle class families with such contempt.<br><br>
Debra Baker</div>
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You're not the only one asking that question. See <a href="http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:AsSk7VkwCWQJ:www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser%3FAction%3DUserDisplayFullDocument%26orgId%3D2305%26topicId%3D100007159%26start%3D2+Ahil+Islam&hl=en" target="_blank">here</a><br><br>
"...I confess that on Sunday that was me. We were one of three families left waiting for half an hour. I asked a doctor what was going on - and we got treated. We weren't rude; we didn't shout. But by speaking up, our baby got the attention he needed. My fear is that Zia and Nazmin Islam either did not know that that's the rule with public services - that the squeaky wheel gets oiled - or, worse, that they did know but that rule did not apply to them.<br><br><b>Put simply, the question Watford General has to answer is: if the Islams had been a white, middleclass family, would their baby have suffered the same fate?</b>"
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>Jster</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Reminds me of the movie with Denzel Washington (forget the name) where he basically held a hospital hostage until they would treat his son. .</div>
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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>DebraBaker</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Frightening. So frightening that parents could be ignored like that.<br><br>
I wonder if they treat white middle class families with such contempt.<br><br>
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Honestly, I think if this was an American kid of any color it would have been treated better.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Honestly, I think if this was an American kid of any color it would have been treated better.</div>
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This happened in London.
 

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After the bombings, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
I, also, think that if they had names like Diana, John, and Bobby, they would have been taken seriously.
 

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Well that is what I get for not looking were the paper/article was writen. LOL I just assumed it was an American/Canadian article.<br><br>
I'll pay closer attention next time.
 

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That explains A LOT <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Having lived in Europe for 5 years I am very much aware of how much worse every day the treatment of muslims is becoming there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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That is just plain depressing! My heart goes out to the family. NO person shouldbe denied care like that. How sad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Journey -- your story is really appalling too I'm sorry that happened to you!<br><br>
Namaste, Tara<br>
mama to Doodle (7), Butterfly (2), and Rythm (due at home 1/06)
 
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