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Jul 16, 2013

Heart failure cause of death of newborn

Lawrence Bol

The postmortem examination has been completed on the newborn that died early Sunday morning at the K.H.M.H.  The infant was due on August eighteenth but the expectant mother, Elvira Ack, gave birth on July twelfth. The results have just been released and late this evening, hospital officials told Lawrence Bol that his baby died from heart failure because a chamber in the vessel was missing. News Five spoke to the grieving parent, whose bills are mounting because of the extended stay and the death of the newborn.

 

Lawrence Bol, grieving loss of newborn

“I talk to the social security that I want to go to the post mortem and he tell me mek I wait because my baby was there in the morgue. So I wait until they call me again. So he tell me mek I go upstairs with a lady. When I went to the lady, the lady called me in the office. She said you are Mr. Bol. I told her yes. And she started to discussed that how they find out what happened with my baby; that my baby heart have a problem. But I think that’s not the true thing that happened with my baby. I went to the hospital on Saturday, my baby was aside. I think my baby really mi want something on her. And they were not taking care of my baby in that place and that shock me out. That’s why I am still on this situation.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Did they tell you if the postmortem is complete?”

 

Lawrence Bol

“Not yet. They are still going on that body, on my baby body.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“But they feel it is a heart problem even though the exam is not complete?”

 

Lawrence Bol

“They tell me that, but it is not complete yet.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Did they tell if they are also testing for the bacteria that caused some deaths in the past?”

 

Lawrence Bol

“No they don’t tell me about bacteria, but they are testing other part of my baby. I have to wait until I go back and tell them. Today I want to go and tell them too.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“Mister Bol, I know there is an expense for you and your wife to be here in Belize City and you are a farmer so it is very difficult with the expenses when it comes to the box and taking your child back. If anybody wants to help, how can they help?”

 

Lawrence Bol

“Well they can call me by my number or call you guys. It really shock me and my wife shock right now.”

 

Bol’s wife, Elvira, has been bedridden and depressed since given birth and the unexpected death of her baby. If anyone would like to help the couple with funeral costs they can be reached at 626-0806.

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4 Responses for “Heart failure cause of death of newborn”

  1. Rod says:

    Let me tell you something there is no doctor who is qualified to really do a postmortem. None not one don’t let this hospital and gov fool you sue them for every coppa they have starting from the pm down. They are murderers plain and simple again their is no doctor qualified to do a postmortem in Belize. So if they tell you this they are lying sue them good.

  2. Jackie says:

    Agreed, Belize doesnt have the proper forensics to even strart conducting an autopsy. In Belize you have to be seen shot or stabbed for a cause of death to be assigned. Two days of decomposing, Belize cant tell you the cause of death because of the state of decomposition. Another of the plenty areas that need to be addressed. This is someting that would benefit both health as well as the police. Maybe a partnership between MoE and Ministry of national security….

  3. Carlos says:

    iT’S SAD TO SEE THIS HAPPENING TO OUR PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THIS POOR MAN COMES ALL THE WAY FROM TOLEDO ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT HIS BABY WOULD DIE. SHAME ON THE MANAGEMENT OF KHMH, I BELIEVE IT’S BEST TO HAVE YOUR BABY RIGHT HOME, CAUSE DAMN SURE IT WAS’NT HEART FAILURE, NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENCE. I WISH THEY COULD COME UP WITH SOME MONEY AND SUE LEFT RIGHT AND CENTER. WORK SOME OBEAH ON THEM.

  4. Sunny says:

    u stupid ppl why the hell you all don’t stop and think b4 talking, sometimes it takes more than 24 hrs after your born for any signs and symptoms to manifest itself if you are born with problems related to the heart, and how can a doctor or a nurse see the heart from outside the body, please answer that for me anyone who is so smart. And you all should stop and think b4 bashing the hospital that is there for we the poor ppl.

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