Mother's GBS Status: Tested negative Gestational Age: Full term Age Harmed: 4 months, 13 days
On 13 August 2015 our son Lochlan Michael Driscoll was laid down for his nap by the daycare provider and he never woke up. Three months after that date we learned that our son Lochlan died of Strep B pneumonia.
We have so many questions, because I was strep B negative with our first child who is a very healthy and happy 3 year old. With Lochlan I had a C-section and I received antibiotics for strep B during the surgery.
We brought him in for his 4 month appointment on 31 July 2015 and he was a perfectly healthy and happy little boy.
When I dropped him off at the daycare providers on 13 August 2015 he was perfectly healthy still. No cough, no fever, no runny nose. But he stopped breathing. There was no sign of a seizure or anything. He just stopped breathing. The daycare provider did CPR on him and the emergency medical professionals also did, but no one could revive him. — Melissa Driscoll, USA
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