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Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:43 PM

11-month-old with COVID sent to hospital 150 miles away due to lack of bed space in Houston

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Source: ABC 13 Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In a sign that the delta variant is affecting more children on a daily basis, an 11-month-old girl from the Houston area had to be airlifted to Temple because no pediatric hospitals in Houston would accept her as a transfer patient.

"She needed to be intubated immediately because she was having seizures," said Patricia Darnauer, the administrator for LBJ Hospital. "We looked at all five major pediatric hospital groups and none [had beds] available."

In video and photos provided by Harris Health Systems, we see the little girl being wheeled to an air ambulance. She will be receiving treatment at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center, 150 miles away in Temple.

The situation is sad but not surprising for Dr. Christina Propst, who is one of the most outspoken pediatricians in Houston. Ever since the pandemic began, Propst has encouraged masking, social distancing, and being cautious to anyone who would listen.

Read more: https://abc13.com/houston-coronavirus-11-month-old-girl-with-covid-baby-treated-at-hospital-150-miles-away-hospitals-running-out-of-space-for-patients/10933199/



Thanks Gov. Abbott! (^_~)b

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