Terrible Mistake That Took Away The Girl’s Childhood Who Was Misdiagnosed With Cerebral palsy
When Melissa Mamedova was a baby doctors made a misdiagnosis that would impact her life detrimentally. This terrible error would prevent her from walking, playing, and even going to the toilet by herself.It would take away any semblance of a normal childhood.At 13 weeks Melissa, now 11, was misdiagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and the real damage began.In reality she was suffering from a malformed spine which could have been easily rectified with surgery.Mia, Melissa’s mother, knew something was wrong but when she brought up her concerns she was told she was “imagining it” by two GPs. Only when she insisted they examine her daughter more closely did they notice something was wrong and she was misdiagnosed.
As Melissa grew her malformed spine left her more debilitated until she became tetraplegic (also known as quadriplegic). She had very limited use of her arms and legs and is wheelchair bound to this day.Fortunately- if you could call it that- when Melissa’s consultant changed nearly three years later she was given her real diagnosis.Dr Tom Kerr questioned the original diagnosis and ordered another MRI. He identified vertebrae damage, not cerebral palsy, and she was referred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.