2013年4月11日 (SWNSリポーター)
17歳の少女、NHSの医師が病気を「疲労」と無視した10日後、白血病で死亡
 
…NHIの医師が「扁桃炎と疲労」として家に返した17歳の少女が、
10日後に希なタイプの白血病で死亡。同少女(ソフィー・コルドウェル)は、
3月7日、NHSの外来(NHS walk-in centre)に行った時「歯肉炎」および
「慢性疲労症候群」と診断されていた…
 
邦訳:Co-cure-Japan
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http://swns.com/news/girl-17-died-leukaemia-10-days-nhs-doctors-dismissed-illness-tiredness-33956/

Girl, 17, died of leukaemia 10 days after NHS doctors dismissed
illness as TIREDNESS
by SWNS Reporter
April 11, 2013


A 17-year-old girl died from a rare form of leukaemia – just 10 DAYS
after doctors sent her home saying she was suffering from tonsillitis
and TIREDNESS.

Sophie Coldwell was also diagnosed with inflamed gums and chronic
fatigue syndrome when she went to NHS walk-in centre on March 7 this
year.

Her parents put her symptoms down to being in her first year of
college but realised something was drastically wrong when her
breathing became shallow and rasping on March 16.

They called an ambulance but tragically Sophie lost consciousness on
the way to hospital and never recovered.

She was rushed to Solihull Hospital before being transferred to
Heartlands Hospital but died at 12.40am on March 17 from suspected
acute monoblastic myeloid leukaemia.

A consultant told her devastated parents Andy and Sherry, both 46, he
had never seen the rare and extreme form of leukaemia kill someone so
quickly.

Devastated dad Andy, a manager at Jaguar Land Rover, said he hoped the
suddenness of Sophie’s death would help save lives in the future.

He said: “Sophie wasn’t feeling that well. She couldn’t eat because
her mouth was that sore. She had a tough ten days, really.

“She felt tired. At the time, we put that down to it being her first
year in college, it was longer hours.

“It didn’t really raise any concerns at the time.

“The two main things she was being treated for were tonsillitis and
gingivitis inflamed gums, which on their own are everyday viruses.

“The problem is the reason why those viruses were being brought on was
leukaemia.

“As a father, I question everything I did and whether any more could
have been done.

“The fact it took everybody by surprise doesn’t mean you still don’t
do that as parents.

“The consultant said teams would learn from this because of how
aggressive and quickly it happened.

“The thought Sophie is going to help people now because of this
probably summarises her quite adequately.”

Mum Sherry, a receptionist at a doctor’s surgery, added: “She was okay
on Saturday morning (16/3), taking her medication.

“It was only in the evening that her breathing changed we thought
maybe she was having a panic attack.

“The consultant said he had never seen anything so aggressive. How
quickly it happened was just something he had not seen before.”

Sophie’s sister Katie, 14, penned a poignant letter to her sister
which was included in the order of service at her funeral.

She wrote: “Your life was only just beginning, there is so much that
you’re going to miss out on, but I know that you will be watching over
me and making sure that I make the right decisions, which is all I can
ask from you.

“I hope that you are okay up there and I bet you’re still saying ‘Get
out of my room’.

“One day, we will be together again. I just wish that I was there to
say goodbye.”

Sophie, who went from Lyndon School to Solihull Sixth Form College,
lived with her parents and younger sister in Yardley, Birmingham.

She had been with her boyfriend Matt Robinson, 18, since November last
year and her family said she was at her ‘happiest’ with him.

Matt, who lives in Kings Heath, Birmingham, knew Sophie was ill but
didn’t realise how serious her condition was.

In a moving last text to his girlfriend, he wrote: “You’ve gone from a
girl I added on Facebook to being my life, my heart, my soul, my
world, my rock, my shoulder, my everything.

“You’re just amazing. Everything about you is stunning, from your
smile to your eyes, from your hair to your half-painted nails, from
your freckles on top of your shoulders to the freckles on your
forehead  my perfection.”

Dad Andy said: “We’re struggling to come to terms with it at the moment.

“Every day is a struggle and that’s really down to how quickly it
happened. It’s taken a while for us to get our heads around.

“We have had really fantastic support from family, friends and
Sophie’s friends, who are taking Katie out and promise to look after
her.

“She met Matt in November. I’m a typical father but Matt, right from
the start, hit it off with Sophie and with us.

“From a dad point-of-view, he ticked all the boxes straight away. You
could almost see the connection they had.”

Sherry added: “She was happy, she was only 17 so she hadn’t had many boyfriends.

“With Matt she was the happiest I’d ever seen her and very content.”