Young girl tragically died on family holiday after she contracted pneumonia.

Summer Griffiths, 7, was taken to hospital on Sunday after her condition quickly deteriorated from a small cough into a high temperature and erratic breathing.

“Doctors said the bacteria was super aggressive and got into her bloodstream. Eventually her heart gave out,” her mother, Ashleigh Griffiths told News Corp.

Summer was placed into an induced coma to try and help her breathe, but it was too late.

Ms Griffiths described her daughter as a “bubbly, happy and beautiful girl”, news.com.au reports.

“I’m still a bit numb right now. I honestly can’t believe I’m not getting my baby girl back,” she said.

The symptoms of pneumonia differ with each case but can include:
Pain in your chest
A cough that starts off dry but develops phlegm
Night sweats
Loss of appetite
A blue tinge to the skin around the mouth

Our thoughts are with the family. RIP sweet Summer.

Read more: Sadly an eight-year-old Melbourne girl recently died of the flu. Our prayers are with her family too.

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  • Obviously Summer deteriorated very quickly. Unfortunately some people can feel good and then their temperature rise very quickly. e.g. mone can rise from barely above normal to me feeling very hot as I have very hot water running through my whole body within 35 minutes and my face go white. Not a pleasant feeling.


  • Oh no …. will this deadly season never end – poor, poor baby – RIP little one – and sending prayers and love to the family x


  • Particularly sad when you have the added shock of it happening so quickly.


  • Very sad. Condolences to the family.


  • Deepest condolences to the family. Things can change so quickly.


  • https://www.gofundme.com/sweet-angel-summer

    For anyone who would like to donate the Go Fund me link is here, any amount helps, My thoughts are with Ashleigh and step dad Chris and Summers Dad Shane. REST IN PARADISE SWEET ANGEL SUMMER XOXOX


  • I don’t know how I would cope in the same situation. Love and thoughts go to the family. RIP little Summer


  • Heartbreaking ! Praying comfort and peace over this grieving family.


  • Condolences to the family.


  • A beautiful young girl,my heart goes out to the family,so sad.


  • Oh sweetie. :-( Very sorry for her. And the family.. how will they cope with this? :-(


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