An Edinbugh mum has suddenly passed away after she went to A&E for a serious headache and neck pain. However, after her vision went blurry, she was rushed into the ICU.
An Edinburgh mum has tragically passed away leaving her five-year-old son and a heartbroken family.
Siobhan McDermid, from Gilmerton, died suddenly on April 29 after an unforeseen fatal illness. After complaining of a sore head and neck pain, it was discovered the 36-year-old had a blood clot near her ear.
Speaking to Edinburgh Live, her Aunty Kay, 58, explained how much of a shock it was to the whole family.
Kay Wright said: “Me and Siobhan always had a special relationship, I whispered in her ear to let her know. She was so creative, feisty, loved makeup, always had her nails done and was so excited about the future.”
She added: “She was only 36. She hadn’t sorted out any life insurance, it’s not something any of us expected to happen. About 10 days ago, she went to A&E with a sore head and neck to the extent it was making her feel sick. They just her away with painkillers, thinking it was muscular. By Saturday (April 22), she was being sick and her vision was blurred.
“She was telling her son, Zach, that she wasn’t feeling well. Her mum went round and Zach told his Granny, ‘Mummy can’t see me’.”
Siobhan’s mum then phoned an ambulance and she was put into the ICU at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where they found a thrombotic blood clot. However, the family was told that due to the location, it was complex and medics would not be able to
Kay continued: “She was given blood thinning medication and by Tuesday, it looked like she was turning a wee corner. She was trying to communicate and spell letters out with her hands. She was worried about her studies.”