Lilly Campbell was born with 10 cute, little fingers…
Posted by te2ataria on October 14, 2016
Sent by an “angry and disgusted” reader
Then, Waikato Hospital cut her pinkie off!
An incompetent Waikato Hospital nurse has cut off a baby’s finger.
Lilly Campbell, who was just three days old, had a tube [“cannula”] inserted in her left hand for fluids, with part of the tube taped to her pinkie.
Her mum Marie, 23, has type 1 diabetes, and Lilly had reportedly been kept in the intensive care (!) unit since her birth to stabilise her blood sugar levels.
A senior nurse at Waikato Hospital cut the tip off Lilly’s finger with scissors, while trying to remove the cannula.
“I just got home with my mum when we got a call to say come back, we’ve cut your baby’s finger off,” said Marie Campbell.
She hadn’t been allowed to stay with her baby because she lives less than 30km from Waikato Hospital, but doesn’t have a car.
“I was, like, how can you do that? I was so angry.
“So we raced to the hospital and I was, like, well, where’s the rest of her finger? And it was still in the cot. They didn’t put it on ice straight away or anything.”
A surgeon attempted unsuccessfully to reattach the finger, which was cut below the nail.
“We unwrapped it after a week and the [surgeon] checked it and it was all black,” Campbell said.
“It didn’t work, so now we have to wait for nature to take its course and for it to fall off.”
Will we ever have competent medical staff in Waikato Hospital in this life time?
Other News in Drips…
Hundreds of police drivers mobilize to arrest a man who failed to stop!
Never mind the murderers, rapists, arsonists, burglars… [and the mayhem on the roads,] an estimated herd of 400 police personnel from several farces along New Zealand’s South Island, from Nelson to Christchurch, on to Dunedin, were mobilized just to teach the young guy, who had failed to stop for police in Nelson, a lesson.
The 20-year-old Nelson man abandoned the blue Subaru and was located on foot in Waikouaiti, north of Dunedin, but later gave himself up to avoid being shot by police. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/dunedin-motorist-fails-stop-police