A Texas family is speaking out about the death of their 4-year-old son who died in from "dry drowning" Saturday, several days after going in knee-deep water during a recent family vacation. VIDEO: What is dry drowning?
Dry drowning happens when water irritates the larynx (vocal chords), and the person has a severe inflammatory reaction to it. The YMCA of Florida's First Coast offers swimming lessons for children as young as 6 months old.
Medical experts say the symptoms of dry drowning include trouble breathing, persistent coughing, extreme fatigue as the brain is not getting enough oxygen and vomiting. Dr. James Orlowski, a pediatrician at Florida Hospital Tampa, told WebMD that dry drowning and secondary drowning, a similar condition, make up about 1-2 percent of all drowning incidents. I'm screaming, 'Let me just touch my baby. "He said ahhh", the boy's father, Francisco Delgado, Jr., told KTRK. "Maybe he needs his mama's touch", she said, describing the scene as paramedics and doctors tried to revive her son.
'When [the doctor] came in, she told us it's what's called dry drowning. The airways start to close even if the water does not reach the lungs and can occur days or even hours after the child goes swimming. His lungs were full of fluid. Even if your kids can swim, Cramer urged parents to pay attention because drownings, or near-drownings that could lead to complications happen in just seconds.
A family in the United States is struggling to come to terms with the death of their four-year old son who died of dry drowning.
The family is in the process of finalizing funeral arrangements for the child.
"Heartbreaking. My sympathy for the family, they are living a parent's worst nightmare", one Mad World News reader commented on the site's Facebook page. He was loved by so many people, his love for Baseball was endless.
The Delgado family has created a GoFundMe account to help with funeral expenses. The world lost a attractive soul, ' a statement on the page reads.