Yunique Morris, 15, died from after complaining of chest pains for 2 weeks.
Morris went to a doctor at San Joaquin General after experiencing reoccurring chest pain where the doctor diagnosed Yunique with chest wall pain and prescribed pain medication and antibiotics according to Morris’ Grandmother, Wanda Ely to Fox 40 News.
“Her health just started going downhill,” Ely told FOX40. “It got to the point where she couldn’t even go up and down a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.”
Morris returned to the same doctor just a couple of days later who, once again, said her condition was minor and was probably just inflammation. However, Morris’ mother was not satisfied and asked for an X-ray.
Days passed and the 15-year-old’s condition remained the same, her family began to worry.
“She felt nobody is helping her and she didn’t really understand what was going through her body but she knew something wasn’t right,” Ely told Fox40
On Thursday, Morris” mother received an emergency message from her daughter, “I NEED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL, I JUST PASSED OUT, I’M THROWING UP NOW,” the message read.
Morris’ older brother rushed her to the emergency room at San Joaquin General, where doctors found numerous blood clots in her chest.
A few hours later, Yunique was pronounced dead and her family was devastated.
The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to offset the cost of the funeral, which will take place in two weeks.
A hospital administrator told FOX40 that because of patient confidentiality they cannot comment on the incident.
Our prayers go out to the family of this young girl.
If you have any type of chest pain that’s so severe and you are having trouble breathing, go straight to the ER and do not leave the hospital until they performed a chest X-ray and a D-dimer test to help rule out the presence of an inappropriate blood clot (thrombus).
I had an aunt die from a blood clot to the lungs after surgery. She was just 23 years old.