The twin succumbed to a sudden death following a disease of the muscle of his heart. The June 13, 2022 inquest found that his doctor could not have diagnosed the infection.
George Thomas Spencer, 4, is one of Terry and Danielle’s identical twins, a couple from Clitheroe. The 4-year-old boy is died on March 19, 2021two hours after his GP at Clitheroe Health Center, Dr. Jill Osgood, got him home. Dr Jill Osgood explained that George was prone to viral infection known under the name of croup during the hearing on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Accrington Town Hall, according to the Sun. “Son heart rate, temperature and oxygen saturation were all within normal settings“, confides the doctor, before specifying”He was very talkative and joked, he was speaking complete sentenceshe didn’t have a hoarse voice, but I heard loud breathing“.
Later on the evening of March 19, 2021, George’s parents noticed that his condition deteriorated. The 4-year-old twin had blue lips. Her parents, Terry and Danielle, decided tocall an ambulance. Before her arrival, a neighbor who turns out to be be a qualified first aider used a defibrillator to deliver a shock to the little boy’s heart before the arrival of the paramedics. “Paramedics then arrived at their home in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and tried to resuscitate the child for some time before arriving at the Royal Blackburn Hospital at around 8.30pm“, accurate The Sun.
Myocarditis: an extremely complicated disease to diagnose
Dr Peter Fitzmaurice, the pediatric consultantcalled by George’s parents, said the toddler’s autopsy revealed the cause of his death to be myocarditis. According to Dr. Peter Fitzmaurice, myocarditis is a disease that can develop after a viral infection and which can cause inflammation of the heart muscle. In George’s case, the viral infection in question is croup. “The inquest heard that although George had been sent to hospital from the GP surgery, he probably wouldn’t have had an ECG which would have made it possible to detect myocarditis“, noted The Sun.