'Mothers Know Best'
I Deborah Flowers am the creator of this petition ‘Mothers Know Best’/For Beth My daughter Bethany Flowers died as a result of being taken to hospital eight times in fifteen days with breathing difficulties. If the medics had taken my daughter and myself seriously rather than a rushed diagnosis and dismissing what we had told them, Bethany may still be living today.These medics may be doctors of all experience and years of training but when a mother is insistent and consistent that their child is ill and keeps on returning to the hospital with the exact same symptoms it should be taken seriously, a mother knows her child better than any doctor no matter how many certificates or letters behind their name they may have. The lives of our children are the most precious possession a parent will ever have. The lives of our children can be saved if the child and parent are heard and not just listened to. This needs to be made a law and stop sending seriously ill children home time after time to suffer unnecessarily and basically left to die through misdiagnosis, lack of beds, time and care. This is not an acceptable level of care from our NHS. Action needs to be taken now and stop other parents going through what my family and many others have done so. I urge every mother, father, sister, brother and every member of our families to read and sign. I ask you to visit Bethany’s website and read my draft of How Well Do You Know Your Child, you read and see if it is worthwhile, you decide if the basis of this petition is right or wrong. Let this be my most precious daughter’s legacy, help us to help save the life of a child, that child may be your child next. For further information please feel free to google Bethany Flowers, you will find numerous links connected to her passing, spine chilling and so wrong.