image source, Google image caption Newport investigation heard from registrar think Logan's problems were "probably a viral illness
An eight-year-old boy with complex medical needs died of meningitis days after doctors could not diagnose it, an investigation has heard.
Logan Jones, of Magor, Monmouthshire, died in November 2019, several days after being transported for the first time times in the hospital.
Logan was born with a heart defecte and a genetic disease known as Chromosome 14 , which causes developmental delays.
The Newport investigation heard from two doctors, who said they found no sign of meningitis in Logan.
'Happy child '
Logan's mother, Michelle Allen, told the survey that he was a "very happy child with a laugh contagious, a sunny disposition ", who loved jokes and Peppa Pig.
She said Logan fell ill with a headache, illness and lethargy on the night of November 15, 2019.
Logan was taken to A&E after calling the GP after hours, and said Logan asked for the lights to be dimmed while they waited to be seen and that she had never seen him so bad ". ".
Dr Alejandro Levin, the Juni Registrargold who saw Logan in the hospital, told the investigation that Logan has no symptoms of meningitis and that "no doctor wants to miss the meningitis", but concluded in the when Logan's problems were "most likely a viral illness ".
Dr Levin said he did not consult a more experienced colleague before firing Logan, a position supported by consultant Edward Valentine in his testimony.
Ms Allen was then offered to keep Logan in the hospital for further examinations, but she chose to take him home, agreeing to bring him back if his condition deteriorated, the investigation learned.
At first he perked up, but two days later his condition worsened.
Doctor found no evidence of meningitis
Three days after he was initially taken to A&E, Ms Allen took Logan to see his GP on the 18th November who sent him back to hospital.
TheLogan's GP, Andrew Gray, told the investigation that he did not find any symptoms of neck sensitivity to light or rashes on Logan's skin. He had normal temperature, oxygen levels, pulse, and was moving his limbs normally.
Dr Gray said he found no evidence of infection but had concerns "so Logan referred to the pediatric unit at the hospital. 'Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.
In terms of the NICE guideline on ide Regarding meningitis, Dr Gray said Logan had a green note: "I regularly check for meningitis or sepsis, but I found no evidence. "
He said he called the Child Assessment Unit at Royal Gwent Hospital to have Logan seen that day because he didn't know what the problem was with him, I couldn't put it back together. I needed a second opinion ".
Scenes ' chaotic 'at A &E
Upon arriving at A&E, Ms Allen said the scenes from the children's ward at the hospital were "chaotic".
She said she was told the ward was busy during triage - and after asking for a bed and struggling to provide her with water, she decided to bring him back At her place.
That night she shared a bed with Logan, but said she woke up and found him "pale and stiff " at 3:50 am BST in the morning . Emergency services were called but he could not be resuscitated.
An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was pneumococcal meningitis.
The investigation is continuing.