Heartbroken mother Caroline from Skegness opened up about her difficulties because of the coronavirus outbreak. Her 18 years old daughter is suffering from a disorder in which she can’t keep her food down.
18-year old Evie Toombes was born with spina bifida and is bearing gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is basically the disorder that affects the normal action of muscles in the stomach. It is a condition in which food stays in the stomach for a longer period than it should.
She was diagnosed with gastroparesis 3 years ago when she started retching after everything she ate. She tried to eat a small amount of food 30 times a day. When she was in serious condition doctors put an NG tube to the stomach through her nose so she could eat that way.
Evie’s surgery which was the hope for the mother and daughter was scheduled in March. But unfortunately, the surgery of 18-year old Evie was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Evie is now in severe condition as her Body Mass Index fell dangerously low to 12.7. The Normal range of BMI is from 18.5 to 24.9. But Evie’s BMI is 12.7 which is less than the normal range and comes under the underweight category.
She is currently in a local hospital where emergency potassium is vaccinated in her to keep her alive. Caroline said she wants to protect her girl. She said: “I just pray we have long enough to protect her.”
Evie was born with Spina bifida which attacks the nerves in her legs, bowel, and bladder. In spite of enduring many diseases, she continued her life with a love for horse-riding.
Caroline said she is in severe condition and she is not able to get out of the bed because she is too thin. She requested the state to ensure that sick people get their treatment throughout a pandemic.
Caroline slammed the state policies in this pandemic. She said Matt Hancock said that every seriously ill patient will receive treatment in NHS but her daughter is starving at home.