Teen girl stung by the world’s deadliest jellyfish begged her mum to let her die after suffering worst pain ever.
Hannah Mitchell, 14, was stung on the arm by an Irukandji jellyfish while swimming with her friend Zoe off Dampier, in Western Australia’s north-west, on Easter Sunday.
Hannah thought she was going to die and even said her goodbyes to loved ones after she was stung.
All doctors could do was provide pain relief as Hannah suffered repeated spasms.
“It was more than pain, it was enough to think I was dying,” Hannah told 9NEWS.
“I could feel my lungs and my heart, everything inside me was like crumbling, it felt like it was crumbling.”
“In all honesty, we probably should have put her in an induced coma 24 hours before we did and so there’s conversations that need to happen around what to do next time and make sure we are not in this position again with other families,” her mum said.
Hannah is now home from hospital but still needs pain medication two weeks on but the family is glad to be through the worst of her symptoms.
“I heard her say in the hospital, ‘Mum, can you just let me die? I can’t take it anymore’,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Not being able to make it better as a parent has been the hardest thing.”
“I’ll definitely be anxious to go back in the water because I nearly died but I don’t know, I hope to go back to the way things were and I’m excited to go back to the way things were,” Hannah said.
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