STATES CHRONICLE – On June 3rd, a four-year-old boy from Texas died several days after going for a swim. His parents watched him helplessly how he experienced vomiting and diarrhea, and then suddenly took his last breath. Doctors are not sure of the cause of death, but they suspect dry drowning.
The boy died several days after going swimming
In the Memorial Day weekend, Frankie Delgado III went with their parents at the Texas City Dike to play in the water. It was only knee deep, so his parents found it safe to let the child splash in it and have fun. However, shortly after this, the boy started vomiting.
On June 3rd, Frankie complained that his shoulder hurt. Then, he fell asleep and, after some time, suddenly woke up and took his last breath. His parents called 911 and the boy was immediately rushed to the emergency room, but the doctors could not save him.
They performed an autopsy on the boy and are currently waiting for the results, but doctors have already made some suppositions. They suspect that Frankie was the victim of dry drowning. This happens when liquid remains trapped in a person’s respiratory system even after he got out of the water.
What is dry drowning?
Dry drowning can occur several hours after the person got out of the water, and sometimes even days. Since water remains trapped in the respiratory system, the larynx tries to prevent it from reaching the lungs. This stops the oxygen as well, which reaches neither the lungs and the rest of the body.
Doctors discovered water the lungs and heart of Frankie, which indicates either dry drowning or secondary drowning. In secondary drowning, water enters the respiratory system, and causes spasms in the lungs, which makes it difficult for the person to breathe.
Frankie’s parents agreed to make their story public to raise awareness of dry drowning, and warn other parents about it. Even when you think your child seems perfectly safe, he might still be the victim of this mysterious condition.
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