having apnea attacks up to 10 times every hour throughout the night.It was pure hell.#4 "She was diagnosed with whooping cough within a day or two of when she was admitted to hospital when a whooping cough diagnosisgenerally takes 10-14 days to produce a positive result." Yes, Danahad the PCR test. My doctor called with the positive diagnosis and wedrove straight to hospital. Thank goodness this test is so quick andreliable as it means quick treatment, and means people can betreated earlier with antibiotics so they don’t infect others. Thisstatement tears my heart out and is so offensive. My daughter did notsurvive another 10 days !!! Fact. Dana had Pertussis – end of storyand no-one should be stating otherwise. She had blood tests everyhalf hour in hospital for goodness sake, so yes we have toxicologyresults to prove she had Whooping Cough. It satisfied the Coroner,that should be enough for anyone.#5" The media and her family reported that her treatments hadincluded blood transfusions;" Yes. As per latest medical articles, whenPertussis turns fatal, doctors cannot ventilate a child’s lungs becausethey become like concrete, and the blood becomes so thick. Thismeans blood cannot be pumped to vital organs. The bloodtransfusions are a last resort to remove the toxin and give them achance. The other option is a heart/lung bypass machine – with verylow chances of success. I was alone, sat down with all the specialistsand given two options that I had to make then and there. Dave wasdriving up and I had not told him of how serious it was as I did notwant him to have a car crash. There I was being told my daughterwould die and given two choices, that specialists had consultedexperts all around the world. I chose the blood transfusion, and youknow what, she nearly made it. If you mean to hurt me by implyingthat I made a wrong choice, you have been successful.#6 "that her heart was twice its normal size" – We have never statedthis and it is completely false. We stated on Sunday Night, aired on 26April 2009, that Dana’s body was swollen. This is called odema, a signof multi-organ failure. Dana suffered myocardial dysfunction, thatmeans her heart muscle died and she had cardiac arrest due to thestrain of the Pertussis. If Dana had made it, and God I wish she had,we were facing future transplants, dialysis and brain damage.#7 "She had a systemic infection" – She had Pertussis – an infectiousdisease. What does systemic infection mean? We have evidence of yahoo forums where Mrs Dorey has made a statement that Dana diedof septicaemia. This is completely false and I do not know where MrsDorey got this information from. But, many babies that do getPertussis and develop pneumonia are at risk of septicaemia. Anyonethat develops pneumonia is. Doctors take blood cultures every half hour to monitor oxygen and C02 levels. That is why babies areventilated, because they cannot breathe on their own. If C02 levelsare too high, people can suffer toxic shock and die. However, Danadid not have Septicaemia.