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Thursday 22 March 2018

Badly beaten toddler makes rapid recovery

A TWO-YEAR-OLD toddler, who was allegedly beaten, resulting in her colon being ruptured and whose chance of survival was described by doctors as slim, has been moved from the intensive care unit at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) to another ward where she is said to be recovering at a rapid rate.

The girl was taken to hospital a few weeks ago after she complained of severe pain in her abdomen.

When doctors examined her, they discovered she had a ruptured colon as a result of a severe beating.

Members of the Western Division were called and a 39-year-old nurse was questioned in connection with the alleged beating.

Emergency surgeries were done on the toddler who was placed on a life support machine. Her parents were told she may not have made it, but she began showing signs of progress and was taken off the life support machine.

Her parents believe that prayers and the support from doctors and staff at the hospital are responsible for their daughter still being alive.

Thirty-nine-year-old nurse, Roxanne Oliver, who was charged with two offences connected to the beating of the child has already appeared in court for the offences.


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