A toddler is fighting for his life after being turned away from hospital three times, despite battling a potentially deadly condition.
Sheima Morsi from Wollongong, south of Sydney, claims she was forced to back her motherly instincts when her three-year-old son Hamza was rushed to Wollongong hospital, shared Daily Mail.
Just hours after he was rushed by ambulance to hospital after suffering a fit and stopping breathing, the toddler developed a rash and had a 40-degree temperature.
However when Ms Morsi went back to the hospital to get further help for her son she claims she was turned away on three occasions, Nine News reports.
‘He told me “unfortunately we can’t keep kids here just because they have a fever, you have to go home”,’ she claims.
Ms Morsi claims that without even a blood or urine test doctors diagnosed her son with a ‘fever’.
But later that day the young boy’s condition worsened as his vital organs began to shut down.
Over the next 22 hours Ms Morsi drove to the hospital twice and called once, asking for them to take another look at her son – but claims she was refused every time.
‘I was really desperate to see someone. My son was in my hands, he was all floppy,’ she said.
When eventually taken in to emergency at Wollongong Hospital the young boy was diagnosed with sepsis, a condition so serious he was immediately air lifted to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Doctors there told Ms Morsis that her parental intuition was the only reason her son was alive.
‘[They told me] pretty much if you weren’t persistent that day, your son would’ve died that night.’
Ms Morsi said she feel like she let her son down.
“Kids at this age can’t talk, so we’re responsible for them,” she said.
“I felt like I’ve let him down by not (being) able to get my voice heard.”
We hope little Hamza makes a speedy recovery. Keep fighting little man.
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