GUANGXI – Nine days after his daughter died from mind hemorrhage sustained in an accident at her college, a grief-stricken father in China consented to donate the kid’s organs.
It was a call that Mr Huang Qin made when it was clear nine-year-old Ya Tong (Tong Tong) was shedding the battle within the hospital.
In an interview with Chinese each day Xinhua Newspaper Net final week, he recounted: “My cousin requested me sooner or later if I had thought of organ donation ought to Tong Tong not be saved.
“That was when reality hit me hard. I knew my child would die. When I took her to the hospital, doctors had told me the delay aggravated her cerebral hemorrhage.”
Mr Huang mentioned he hid within the nook of the balcony and “I cried for a long time”.
“But I knew what I had to do,” he added.
Organ donation consultants on the First People’s Hospital of Nanning later informed Mr Huang that every one seven of his daughter’s organs, which included her corneas, coronary heart, kidney and liver, had been efficiently matched.
“In fact, the day that the organs were harvested, there was a transplant operation,” he mentioned.
“When I signed the consent form, my hands were trembling and my heart was bleeding. I’d never thought that I would experience an organ donation.”
On Oct 20 at about 11am, a classmate ran into Tong Tong because the pupils ran out of the category into the hall to arrange for his or her PE lesson. The woman tripped and hit her head in opposition to the wall, earlier than passing out on the spot.
Closed-circuit TV footage that Mr Huang considered later confirmed a PE trainer having to half carry, half drag his daughter into the lecturers’ workplace.
He mentioned: “Her arms and head had been drooping. I used to be informed that when Tong Tong got here round, the shape trainer gave her a glass of sugar water and requested if she felt unwell, however my daughter shook her head.
“The trainer additionally known as the classmate to the workplace and requested Tong Tong if she forgave him, to which my daughter mentioned sure. Children like PE classes, they usually in all probability didn’t realise the seriousness of the scenario. Both had been seen working out of the workplace to complete the lesson.”
During their lunch break, Tong Tong returned residence together with her elder sister, however requested to lie down as she felt dizzy. After the lunch break, the sisters returned to high school.
At about 2.48pm, Mr Huang, who was at his building web site office, obtained a name from Tong Tong’s type trainer.
“I was told that she seemed to have a tummy ache and had been squatting in the toilet for more than 20 minutes, showing signs of nausea,” he mentioned.
On his approach to the college, he obtained a second name. It was then he was informed of the morning’s incident.
“Through the teacher’s phone, I spoke briefly to Tong Tong and all she said was she forgot to have her lunch at noon. Those were her last words to me.”
Upon reaching the college at 3.30pm, Mr Huang noticed his daughter mendacity on the ground within the workplace. She was unconscious. The college had already known as for an ambulance.
“When I touched my child, I felt a swelling on her head that was the size of an egg. I went berserk, I screamed at the teachers and asked why no one realised that earlier,” Mr Huang recalled his shock and concern.
“I couldn’t wait for the ambulance which still had not arrived. I took my child and drove to the nearest women’s and children’s hospital. There, scans showed that my daughter had a brain hemorrhage and the doctors were unable to perform a craniotomy,” he mentioned.
By 5pm, Tong Tong was transferred to Nanning No.1 People’s Hospital however her situation worsened. That night time, she was taken to First People’s Hospital of Nanning, the place she continued to stay in a coma.
Nine days later, the kid died.
The college has since apologised to Mr Huang and it has additionally vowed to strengthen security administration.
Mr Huang mentioned: “I don’t need others to say I’m a hero. I don’t know if my daughter would’ve agreed with my determination. Images of how energetic and cute she was maintain popping up in entrance of me.
“I just want my daughter’s heart to go on beating, and for her to still live in this world in another way.”