I was like ‘Frankie, what’s wrong,’ and I got up real quick, and I saw that he took a breath but never exhaled.” Frankie’s father, Francisco Delgado, told CNN last week. “I feel like I needed to reach out to the parents of little Frankie and tell him, I don’t know how to word it but, their little boy saved our little boy’s life,” Vega said. Updated 1851 GMT (0251 HKT) June 13, 2017. Adding to every parent's worries is the tidal wave of news stories about "dry drowning." "The X-rays did show that he had a significant amount of water in lungs, and that it was a good thing that we brought him in because if we hadn't have, he wouldn't have made it through the night," Vega told KTRK. ", 'Dry drowning' suspected in Texas toddler's death, Gio Vega, age 2, was saved from "dry drowning" this week, His father read the story of Frankie Delgado and rushed his son to the doctor. (CNN)The tragic death of 4-year-old Frankie Delgado, suspected to be from "dry drowning," has saved another little boy, Gio Vega, according to his father. I was like 'Frankie, what's wrong,' and I got up real quick, and I saw that he took a breath but never exhaled." That shuts off their airways, making it hard to "I feel like I needed to reach out to the parents of little Frankie and tell him, I don't know how to word it but, their little boy saved our little boy's life," Vega said. Visit our Privacy Policy for more info. The official cause of Frankie's death is pending, according to the medical examiner's office in Harris County, Texas, but they suspect dry drowning. However, we know that very little water actually enters the lungs during most drownings (usually less than 2mL/kg, for reference that’s less than one ounce in a child who weighs 33lbs) . Dry drowning was previously used to describe the lungs of drowning victims that contained no water during autopsy. We all hear the words “dry drowning,” and we get a big lump in our throat. Vega is grateful that he was able to save his son’s life. The tragic death of 4-year-old Frankie Delgado, suspected to be from "dry drowning," has saved another little boy, Gio Vega, according to his father. Frankie's father, Francisco Delgado, told CNN last week. Privacy Policy. We use cookies to collect information from your browser to personalize content and perform site analytics. Medical staff tried for an hour, but were unable to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead. This can lead to cardiac arrest. With so-called dry drowning, water never reaches the lungs. Frankie Delgado’s story began in a similar way. Garon Vega's 2-year-old son, Gio, became ill at night after inhaling water at their Colorado community pool earlier in the day, Vega told CNN affiliate. width: 100% !important; This causes the heart to slow and lungs to swell as the swimmer’s blood oxygen level drops. "He looked at me, and he just rolled his eyes back and took a deep breath. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. Vega rushed his son to the emergency room, where doctors informed him that his son was actually drowning, hours after he left the water. ... I’ve heard multiple stories lately on this subject, and I have decided to open up about what happened to my son a couple years ago. The tragic death of 4-year-old Frankie Delgado, suspected to be from “dry drowning,” has saved another little boy, Gio Vega, according to his father. Garon Vega’s 2-year-old son, Gio, became ill at night after inhaling water at their Colorado community pool earlier in the day, Vega told CNN affiliate KTRK-TV. Around a week later, he was rushed to the hospital when he stopped breathing. “He looked at me, and he just rolled his eyes back and took a deep breath. The official cause of Frankie’s death is pending, according to the medical examiner’s office in Harris County, Texas, but they suspect dry drowning. “The X-rays did show that he had a significant amount of water in lungs, and that it was a good thing that we brought him in because if we hadn’t have, he wouldn’t have made it through the night,” Vega told KTRK. Frankie’s funeral was held over the weekend. Vega is grateful that he was able to save his son's life. “Dry drowning,” also called secondary drowning, occurs when someone inhales water into their lungs but isn’t affected until after the person has left the water they were swimming in. Vega rushed his son to the emergency room, where doctors informed him that his son was actually drowning, hours after he left the water. Dry drowning usually happens soon after exiting the water, but with secondary drowning, there can be a delay of up to 24 hours before the person shows signs of distress. 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Drowning is the leading cause of death by injury in children aged 1 to 4 years old, killing nearly 1,000 children every year. Vega had read Frankie’s story and noticed that his son was showing some of the same symptoms: shortness of breath, fever and coughing. This happens in 10-20% of drowning cases, and may be related to laryngospasm. The tragic death of 4-year-old Frankie Delgado, suspected to be from dry drowning, has saved another little boy, 2-year-old Gio Vega, according to Gio's father. He was playing in knee-deep water when a wave knocked him over, but the preschooler said he was fine. In The Know. Drown is the precursor to the debut full length novel, The Brief Life of Oscar Wao which was received with high critical acclaim. Drowning is a leading cause of child death, for sure, but the fear about “drowning with delayed mortality” (which is generally what people mean when they talk about dry drowning) as Dr … On occasion, we also use cookies to collect information from our toddlers, but that’s a totally different thing. Frankie's funeral was held over the weekend. “There was a purpose.”, .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { Instead, breathing in water causes your child's vocal cords to spasm and close up. It was Mother’s Day 2015, and we decided to go down to the beach for the day. The story of Elianna Grace, a 4-year-old girl recently hospitalized for a case of suspected "dry drowning" in Sarasota, Florida, has sparked fear amongst parents about whether their children are.

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