Just 15 hours after the death of a perfectly healthy Texas kindergartner, doctors detected coronovirus and sent him home from the hospital, his grieving parents said.
‘They discharged us and told me that it would be fine, [that] COVID does not affect children, ‘the girl’s mother, Lastacija White, told KAMR.
Amarillo’s 5-year-old Tagan White died on October 30 of complications from COVID-19 after his parents found him ‘almost unresponsive’ while sleeping and called an ambulance.
Amarillo’s 5-year-old Tagan White was otherwise ‘perfectly healthy’ before she developed fatigue and vomiting from COVID-19, her mother said. The girl died and was discharged 15 hours after doctors saw her in the emergency room.
The girl was fatigued on October 27, but did not show fever-like symptoms.
The next night she started vomiting, so the next day her parents took her to an emergency room, where she tested positive.
Fifteen hours later she was dead.
White told the news station that Tagan knew he needed to wear a mask, and sometimes reminded his mother.
‘Put on a little mask,’ little Tagan sometimes told his mother.
The girl was in kindergarten in the Amillo Independent School District. Her mother said that Tagan loved learning. ‘
Tagan’s mother, Lastcija White (right), said her daughter was just learning to read when she became ill and died. ‘She was very intelligent. He loved to learn, ‘White said
Tagan’s father, the Quincy drone, said doctors should not have sent his daughter home from the emergency room. He called it a mistake that ‘a five-year-old girl’s life
‘She was learning to read. She was very intelligent, ‘White told KMR.
Her parents were upset that doctors did not take her diagnosis more seriously.
“He probably shouldn’t have sent her home,” his father, the Quincy drone, told KAMR. ‘It was just mistakes. Many mistakes killed a five-year-old child. ‘
Tagan’s mother agreed.
‘My daughter was completely healthy, completely healthy. There is no way that should have happened, ‘she said.
Tagan White’s services were held on 7 November at the Temple of Praise Community Church in Amillo
Services for Tagan were held at the Temple of Praise Community Church in Amarillo on Saturday.
The drone wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday, “We love you, there won’t be a day that we won’t miss you.”
The school district has not confirmed COVID related to the students’ deaths, a spokesperson told KAMR.
Amarillo Public Health Department is ‘heartbroken’ over Tagan’s death, director Cassie Staughton told the station.
Tagan White’s school district, Amarillo Independent School Decitrate, does not report the death toll of students from COVID-19, but reported that as of Wednesday, 499 students and 340 employees had tested positive for the virus
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to that particular family and the family who lost someone in our family,” she told KMR.
‘We know that the disease has lost our community, on our state, on our world and on anyone, so we are definitely heartbroken.’
According to NBC News, the department does not report the deaths of teachers or students in the school district, just the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
Since September 1, 499 students and 340 employees have come test positive in the district, Amarillo Globe-News reported on Wednesday.
Amarillo Independent School District has 25,615 students who, according to state data, physically attend classes at this school.