Oklahoma mom Megan White, was distraught.
Her 18-month-old son had fallen out of the shopping cart at Walmart and hit his head. Frantic, she rushed the injured toddler to Jane Phillips Medical Center in Bartlesville.
That’s where White’s nightmare to get Jackson help began.Screenshot/Fox 23
According to Fox 23, doctors at the hospital performed CAT scans and said her son had symptoms consistent with those of a concussion; however, because of his age, they were reluctant to diagnose him.
White took her son home where, over the next few days, things took a turn for the worse. She told Fox 23:
“He arched his back and his eyes rolled in the back of his head.”
Her son was suffering from possible seizures but when she took him back to the hospital, that’s not what doctors said was the problem. As White explained, the doctor told her the toddler was simply having a fit:
“I argued with him for a little bit, and Jackson threw up and started having a seizure right in front of the doctor. The doctor said he was throwing a fit,” she said.
White knew her son needed help so she took him to another nearby hospital in Owasso, reports KFOR.
Staff at the hospital recognized something was seriously wrong so they sent the little boy to St. Francis Children’s Hospital in Tulsa. He was diagnosed as indeed having a concussion and suffering from low blood sugar.
Through tears, White recounted how doctors there told her had she waited an hour longer to get her son treatment, his condition could have become life-threatening. Thankfully, they do not expect his injuries will cause any longterm damage.
“… [I]t was a good thing I trust my gut instincts and my ‘mother instincts’ to bring him there,” she said.
Joy McGill, a spokesman for the Jane Phillips Medical Center stated to Fox 23:
“As a longstanding health care provider to Bartlesville and surrounding communities, we are committed to delivering safe and compassionate care to all. Patient confidentiality laws prevent us from commenting publicly about this patient case. Consistent with our mission and goals, we will continue to provide the highest quality of care to those we serve throughout the Bartlesville area.”
White is considering taking legal action.