Jhanella’s Story

We went to the hospital Dec 4th for her vaccines schedule.
Dec 5th she died.

Jhanella T was born on October 10th, 2019 a healthy, beautiful baby girl. On December 4, 2019, around 10 a.m., baby Jhanella received seven vaccines: Pentavalent (DTaP, Hep B, and Hib), OPV, and Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate (PCV13). After getting vaccinated, she continuously kept on crying non-stop and that seemed not normal. She also slept while traveling back home.

We got home at 12 noon and that’s when she started acting uneasy. She kept on crying like she was vibrating badly while crying and she turned red and didn’t want to be put on her bed. So all I did was carried her while dancing gently to lullaby her to sleep. Until around 5 p.m., I already felt so worried because her actions and way of crying shows that she was in much pain. She’s even screaming from the pain. When I looked at her legs I saw that it’s already swollen red, stiff, and very hot when touched. She can’t even move her other leg anymore. That’s why I already texted her pediatrician doctor to ask about what I should do and which kind of medicine should I let her take. At around 6 p.m. there’s still no reply from her pediatrician, so I already made a decision to let her take a pain reliever medicine: Paracetamol Biogesic 0.6ml (acetaminophen).

She looked like she felt better after 30 minutes and stopped crying and instead she went to sleep. At around 10 p.m., she woke up and kept crying again. Then I made her drink her formula milk S26gold and then let her take paracetamol medicine. Then a few minutes she slept again while I danced carrying her to lullaby her to sleep. At 2 a.m. she woke up again and kept on crying in pain, so I made her some milk again and carried her. She still kept on crying with pain so I let her take paracetamol medicine again and for a few minutes while I danced and carried her to sleep, she slept. When I woke up at 6:46 a.m. I was shocked to see her nose bleeding with some bubbles. She was not moving anymore, so we ran to Maayo Medical Center and the nurses tried to revive her, but the problem is that there’s no doctor on duty at that time. (We were told by the nurse that our baby was still alive and with pulse when we sent her. The device they used for my baby’s pulse was still showing 172 to 176 which meant she was still alive.)

So we called an ambulance and they transported us to Seamen’s Hospital. It was the ambulance driver that applied the tube on my baby without even asking for our approval or permission while she was being transferred to the other hospital. When we arrived there, the doctor declared our baby Jhanella Chikkara as “Dead on Arrival” at 7:59 a.m.

Elhai from her social media post: People are asking me about the death of my child as most of them don’t want to believe that vaccines were the cause of my child’s death. I am her mother and I know how her health condition was and I know there’s nothing to blame but the vaccines. It frustrates me that so many people are asking me questions to seek the cause of my baby’s death, but not the vaccines. Questions about when I was pregnant and why I delivered by cesarean section, which I will always answer, that my OB-GYN guided me all throughout my pregnancy. All my children and my eldest was also delivered by C-section. They were asking me if my baby had some birth defects when she was born and I will always say there’s none. All these things were recorded by our private doctor or pediatrician.

My baby was delivered with fever (39°C/102.2 F) because three days before I delivered my baby, I was having cough and colds. I am very much hurt because they kept on diverting the situation by many questions and it’s out of point as we are already spending a lot for medical expenses just to secure my child’s safety and we even did everything we could to afford his formula milk: S26 Gold, even if at times, we parents don’t even have enough food to eat. We just want to make sure our baby is healthy and I am sure my baby was very healthy up until we went to Eversely Child Sanitarium and General Hospital to have her vaccinated. It is very heartbreaking that they don’t want to believe that it was the vaccines. I cannot accept such injustice that happened to my healthy baby. To Dr. Alinsug, you know how healthy my baby and you even told me about it. Please help me find the justice my baby daughter deserves.

Shared By: Elhai T

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