A 13-year-old boy from Michigan recently passed away at the hospital after developing a rare viral sinus infection. The family declared that it all started with common cold symptoms. By the end of February, the teen’s brain was filled with blood clots.
Viral Sinus Infection Masked by Cold Symptoms
Peggy Gilbert, a relative of Marquel Brumley, the eighth-grader who recently passed away at the hospital, recalls that the family’s tragedy began at the beginning of February when the boy was brought to the emergency room after he experiences cold-like symptoms.
At that time, the doctors diagnosed him with a mild viral infection and told the family that it would probably go away on its own. A couple of days later, the teen started having terrible migraines. He was again taken to the emergency room, but the doctors still stood by their initial diagnosis
Unfortunately, the family returned to the hospital when Brumley’s face began to swell. Gilbert said that when the family brought the Michigan teen to the hospital, he was unable to keep his left eye open.
An MRI scan revealed that after Brumley’s last migraine he developed massive blood clots on his brain. The doctors told the family that he needs surgery as his brain did not receive enough oxygen. Before he was wheeled to the OR, the teen would suffer two massive brain strokes.
According to the neurosurgeons who operated on Brumley, the viral sinus infection went all the way through his bones, protruded the blood vessels, and caused blood clots.
Following the surgery, the doctors declared that the teen has little chances of recovery. On Wednesday, Brumley’s family announced that the teen passed away at the hospital.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to cover the Michigan teen’s funeral expenses.
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