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Ohio preschool girl, four, is taken off life support after being admitted to hospital with ‘common cold’ that triggered a fatal stroke and severe brain swelling

Ohio preschool girl, four, is taken off life support after being admitted to hospital with ‘common cold’ that triggered a fatal stroke and severe brain swelling
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An Ohio preschooler has been taken off life support just days after falling ill with a virus initially thought to be the common cold.

Four-year-old Maisie was taken to an urgent care after she came down with a stuffy nose and cough last week.

When she grew lethargic on Saturday, her parents rushed her to a local emergency room before she was admitted to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland.

There, she was placed in a medically induced coma. Doctors discovered bleeding in her brain and determined that she’d suffered a stroke.

Just two days after arriving at the hospital, Maisie was pronounced dead.

According to her uncle, Michael Brigadier, the four-year-old had come down with the human metapneumovirus, an RNA virus that commonly presents like the cold or flu.

Four-year-old Maisie was taken off life support Tuesday, days after she was admitted to the hospital with flu-like symptoms

Four-year-old Maisie was taken off life support Tuesday, days after she was admitted to the hospital with flu-like symptoms

According to her uncle, Maisie had been infected with the human metapneumovirus, an RNA virus that presents similarly to the common cold

According to her uncle, Maisie had been infected with the human metapneumovirus, an RNA virus that presents similarly to the common cold

Within days of being admitted, doctors realized that she had experienced a stroke and had swelling on the right side of her brain
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Within days of being admitted, doctors realized that she had experienced a stroke and had swelling on the right side of her brain

Bragadier, the brother of Maisie’s mother, Christin, organized a GoFundMe on behalf of the family to help cover basic costs like gas and food.

‘I wish I could deliver a happy ending to this story,’ he wrote on March 26, hours after Maisie’s death. ‘I wish I knew the right words to say to ease my loved ones’ pains and all those who were touched by Maisie.

‘Around 11 am today Maisie passed away. Typing these words hours after are still so surreal. I’m in disbelief that this could happen to such a sweet family.’

He described his niece as ‘caring, smart, fun and loving,’ adding that she ‘exhibited the best traits you could ask for out of a person.’

Christin Brigadier posted an update to Facebook on March 24 saying Maisie’s condition was deteriorating.

‘Her kidneys are not working well, but it’s not the major concern right now. Nothing is really working well,’ she wrote.

Christin explained that clear fluid was leaking from her daughter’s nose and mouth, and her body was swelling.

‘She has a spot on her brain scan that could have been a stroke or brain bleeding. They took her off some sedation and paralytics to see if she could move her arms/legs to rule out things but it hasn’t worked,’ she wrote.

A ‘heart problem’ arose amid her treatment, so Maisie underwent a procedure to relieve pressure in one of her ventricles.

She was initially taken to a local urgent care, but after she grew lethargic, Maisie was admitted to a children's hospital in Cleveland
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She was initially taken to a local urgent care, but after she grew lethargic, Maisie was admitted to a children’s hospital in Cleveland

She was placed in an induced coma. What followed were a series of procedures and surgeries as doctors scrambled to save her life
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She was placed in an induced coma. What followed were a series of procedures and surgeries as doctors scrambled to save her life

The preschooler was supposed to undergo kidney dialysis, but her condition worsened and things rapidly spun out of control, according to her mother

The preschooler was supposed to undergo kidney dialysis, but her condition worsened and things rapidly spun out of control, according to her mother

'Her kidneys are not working well, but it's not the major concern right now. Nothing is really working well,' mother Christin Brigadier wrote
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‘Her kidneys are not working well, but it’s not the major concern right now. Nothing is really working well,’ mother Christin Brigadier wrote

Maisie's mother and father, Patric Schmidt, announced Tuesday that their little girl had passed away
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Maisie’s mom and father, Patric Schmidt, declared Tuesday that their daughter had died

On Monday, Christin posted one more update subsequent to discovering that her little girl had encountered a stroke on the right half of her mind.

‘They will be going in, eliminating her skull on the right side, delivering the strain and ultimately get her back together,’ she composed. ‘With how wiped out Maisie is she could die during a medical procedure.’

She made sense of that Maisie should be placed on kidney dialysis, yet ‘things just began to go crazy.’

Christin and Maisie’s dad, Patric Schmidt, reported Tuesday evening that she had been taken off life support.

‘There was essentially nothing more that should be possible,’ the devastated guardians wrote in a proclamation to 19 News.

Brigadier promised to ‘zero in on just the positive things in life’ in memory of his dearest niece.

‘To value each second I get to enjoy with those I love. To adore further and be really sympathetic. I think those are everything we can gain from Maisie,’ he said.

‘There’s so often where we as a whole consider how everyday life is difficult. Perhaps it’s since we’re ignoring every one of the astonishing things we have been given and underestimate. I am so pleased to be your uncle, Maisie, and I will always remember what I have gained from you.’

Youngsters, old individuals and those with debilitated resistant frameworks are particularly powerless to human metapneumovirus.

It is muddled the way that the sickness associates with the mind drain Maisie experienced, yet HMPV can cause upper and lower respiratory illness in those it contaminates.

Side effects incorporate hack, fever, clog and windedness, however clinical side effects might advance to bronchitis or pneumonia.

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