Monday, February 16, 2009

A Re-Post From Snow of Dear Bloggery

Schoolgirl Starved to Death after Dental Operation


An 8-year old British girl who was terrified of dentists refused to eat or even talk after all her milk teeth were taken out has been reported dead last December 2, 2008. The kid named Sophie Waller was found dead in her bed at home despite attempts to feed her and treating the trauma caused by the dental operation.

It was later noted by a pathologist to the inquest that Sophie had died of acute renal failure from starvation and dehydration.

As a mother, I personally believe that the parents should have taken precautions in encouraging the child to undergo a dental operation. Gosh, I mean - a single tooth extraction can make an adult petrified to see the dentist so what more for an 8-year old child to be pulled out of all her baby teeth?

I honestly find this news so tragic and I personally believe that the child’s death is senseless. To Sophie, God bless you and I hope you are now happy in heaven.

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