& # 39; How can they gamble the life of a child? & # 39; Boy, 3, continues to fight for life after his eruption of the appendix has been misdiagnosed as an abdominal flu
- Young mother was afraid of her life when her son was sent home from the hospital
- Noah Armstrong, 3, was rushed to the St. John or God Midland hospital in Perth
- He complained of abdominal pain, vomiting and had a temperature of 40C
- After doing a simple urine test, Noah was sent home but was soon unconscious
- He was then rushed to the Perth Children's Hospital, where he did tests
- Noah was diagnosed with a burst appendix and malrotation of the intestine
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
A young mother had the fright of her life when her three-year-old son almost died after he was misdiagnosed with a tummy tuck.
Noah Armstrong was diagnosed with an eruption of the appendix and a twisted gut on Thursday less than 24 hours after being sent home from the St. John of God Midland Hospital in Perth.
Holly Armstrong hurried her son to the hospital at 8 o'clock after Noah stayed up, passing through a night of pain and vomiting.
Noah Armstrong (photo) was diagnosed with a dissected appendix and distorted gut on Thursday less than 24 hours after being sent home from the St. John or God Midland hospital in Perth.
Holly Armstrong (photo) rushed with her son to the hospital at 8 o'clock after Noah stayed up, while he spent a whole night in pain and vomiting
After waiting for 30 minutes, Mrs. Armstrong said that a nurse took a urine sample for a test.
She explained to the doctors that her son could barely walk or settle because of his abdominal pain and had a high temperature of 40C.
In an emotional post on Facebook, Mrs. Armstrong said she was sent away by the doctors with painkillers.
& # 39; I was told by the dr (sic) that & # 39; children of his age sometimes just get pain that mean nothing & # 39 ;, & # 39; she wrote.
An hour after leaving the hospital, the young mother became increasingly concerned because Noah was unable to move or communicate.
Talk to WA Today, Mrs. Armstrong said that Noah began to lose control of his limbs and lost consciousness.
Mrs. Armstrong said that Noah began to lose control of his limbs and lost consciousness
Ms. Armstrong then rushed the three-year-old to the Perth Children's Hospital where she explained the whole ordeal and overtook Noah to see someone right away.
In the course of Wednesday to Thursday morning, nurses performed an ultrasound, X-ray examination, urine test, CAT scan and blood test.
Noah suffered from a burst appendix and a malrotation of the intestine (gut), which promptly operated on him.
In an emotional post on Facebook, Mrs. Armstrong said she was sent away by the doctors at St. John of God Midland Hospital with painkillers
Mrs. Armstrong was upset about the way her son was treated and wrote on Facebook: & # 39; If you have a child. Please, do not let anyone reject you if you think they're okay. I could have lost my son if I listened to them. & # 39;
I am so absolutely indignant about the lack of care and ignorance to help my son. I will not be back. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia contacted St. John of God Midland Hospital for comments.