Baby boy left brain damaged after electrodes were used during labour

A family in Leeds have been left devastated after they were told their three-month-old baby boy has brain damage.

Tiffany and Jordan Murgatroyd became concerned about baby Carson after they noticed a mark on his forehead had gone green and his veins had become enlarged.

The concerned parents took their son to their GP where they were referred to a neurology unit straight away on July 9 – and have remained their since.

It is claimed that an electrode clip used during labour on Carson's head to measure his heart rate somehow caused an infection after leaving a small mark, reports LeedsLive.

Jordan, 29, said: "We were told that he had an abscess on his brain. His head swelled and we didn't know if he was going to live or die.

"He has been on antibiotics for five weeks to try and treat it.

"But then we found out that he now has an infectious cyst on his brain that is causing him brain damage."

The distraught family is unsure how serious the issue is or how Carson's development will be affected.

Tiffany and Jordan have complained to the hospital which is looking into what caused the infection and subsequent brain damage.

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"Carson has now had to have four rounds of brain surgery to try and relieve some of the pressure in his head," Jordan added.

During the operations doctors have drained fluid and puss from Carson's head and from the abscess itself, but the infection continues to return.

According to dad Jordan his son's head swelled from 42cm to 46cm changing the appearance of the youngster's head.

"No matter how many times they drain it, it keeps coming back. But now there's the cyst as well but they're waiting a week at a time to scan him.

"We just have no idea how severe his brain damage could be or any conditions that he could have to suffer from going forward."

Jordan and Tiffany believe Carson needs specialist help and have set up a GoFundMe page to try and raise money.

Jordan said: "We are now at the stage where the neurosurgeons are just wanting to see what will happen if they keep an eye on the cyst and abscess.

"So we now feel we have no other option but to try and explore other avenues on specialist care to help us with Carson before any further damage is done to our baby boy."

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Lisa Grant, Chief Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust told LeedsLive : “We are sorry to hear that Carson’s family are unhappy with the care provided during his birth.

"We would welcome a discussion about their experience and ask that they contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) team so that we can respond to them directly.”

You can donate to the Go Fund Me page for Carson here.

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