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Baby Left Completely Blind After Doctor Removed The Wrong Eye During Surgery

The doctor said he wanted to save the boy’s life, but the child completely lost his eyesight instead.

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Important preparations are performed prior to a surgical procedure. The medical staff ensures the safety of the patient first by reviewing  all the laboratory and imaging results and the drug allergies that the patient has.

When the patient is cleared to undergo surgery and brought to the operating room, the OR nurses, surgeons, and the anesthesiologist all gather to perform the WHO Safe Surgery Checklist.

The checklist identifies the three stages of a surgical procedure: Before the induction of anesthesia (“sign in”), before the surgeon makes an incision on the site (“time out”), and before the patient is transferred to the recovery room (“sign out”).  This is performed to ensure that the RIGHT PATIENT will undergo the RIGHT PROCEDURE and that the surgeon will make the RIGHT INCISION and remove the RIGHT SPECIMEN.

This is supposed to be  implemented in all hospitals throughout the world to avoid and reduce the major surgical errors that had transpired over the past few years such as leaving a surgical instrument inside the patient’s body or removing the wrong organ.

Unfortunately, another medical mishap occurred, this time at the Medical Unit of High Speciality Mexican Social Security Institute in Ciudad Obregon, in the north-west Mexican state of Sonora.

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A 12-month-old child named Fernando Jonathan Valdez Ayala was left completely blind when his doctor, Armando Cisneros Espinoza removed his functional eye during surgery.

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The child has a life-threatening tumour on his left eye that’s unresponsive to chemotherapy. The doctor then advised the child’s parents that the next best approach to be able to save the boy’s life is to remove the diseased eye.

But the surgeon took the child's healthy eye out instead.

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According to Dr Espinoza, he also saw a mass on the child’s right eye that’s why he decided to remove it. Fernando’s parents were not convinced by the surgeon’s explanation because the tumour and the blind eye remained.

The boy’s mother, Maria Marlene Ayala Quijano said, “They say that they will look at the eye to check that there was a tumour there, but we plan to get an independent test.”

Fernando Valdez Gastelum, the poor child’s father, reported the incident to the police and the hospital had also launched their own private investigation.

The parents have decided to take a legal action against the surgeon.

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Dr Armando Cisneros Espinoza has been suspended while the investigation ensues. But the child is now completely blind and his life still hangs in a balance due to the tumour.

H/T: Mirror, WHO

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Family Calls Ghostbuster After Demonic Poltergeist Molests Them While They Sleep

An incubus demon allegedly terrorized a family in South Wales.

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Since Halloween last year, evil poltergeists had been terrorizing the Fry family's home, a three-bed terraced house in New Tredegar, South Wales.

Every morning, 46-year-old mother Tracey would wake up with bruises on her body. She and her 32-year-old husband Keiron believe that a poltergeist inflicted the unexplained bruises.

“We are being molested by demons,” said Keiron.

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This Poor Dog Called “Gargoyle” was Deformed from Abuse. Now He’s Got a Second Chance.

He suffered neglect and was likely locked in a confined space, leaving him no room to grow.

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While most of us celebrate the kindness and heroism of our pet dogs by showering them with love and affection, there are still those people who don't know their true value. Those apathetic and irresponsible men and women adopt dogs for the sake of having a guard in the house or a "plaything" that they could torture for the sake of their twisted sense of humor. How repulsive!

Those unfortunate animals are abused physically, emotionally, and psychologically and it's truly heartbreaking. Like this pit bull named Landis, who was forcibly kept in a very small cage that stunted his growth.

Consequently, the 2-year-old pup's legs bent and his spine curved. The initial examinations revealed that Landis suffered from ruptured tendons in all his four legs.

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A Soldier Befriended 3 Stray Dogs. He NEVER Expected This When a Bomb Explodes!

Stray dogs Sasha, Rufus, and Target saved the lives of Sgt. Duke, Sgt. Young, and 50 other soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Several soldiers are paired with K9s that specialize in detecting explosives in the field. Those dogs are highly trained to alert their human partners if there are bombs or other threats present. Bomb-sniffing dogs risk their own lives searching uncharted territories to save the lives of soldiers like Sgt. Chris Duke and Sgt. Terry Young.

However, these two soldiers did not have their own Explosive Detector Dogs (EDD). They met Sasha, Target, and Rufus when they were stationed in Afghanistan for three months. They were three hungry, stray dogs looking for kind souls who would feed, pet, and care for them.

According to Sgt. Duke, those gentle, furry creatures made him forget where he was as they reminded him of the warmth and safety of home. This made his stay there more bearable. But these dogs did more than just keep him, his friend, and the rest of the 48th Infantry Brigade company...

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