A 6-year-old girl from Tennessee passed away after her doctor told her parents that ‘she had a viral bug’ and to let their daughter eat as many slushies and popsicles as she wished.
Gigi Morse, who tested positive for coronavirus, passed away on Tuesday, making her the first child to die from the virus in Madison County.
The girl’s heartbroken parents shared their heartbreak after they put their daughter down for a nap and she never opened her eyes again.
Gigi’s devastated mother, Priscilla Morse, shared the heartbreaking news in a blog post, the Jackson Sun reported. She said that she took her daughter, who had autism and suffered from epilepsy, to a doctor’s appointment and was told she had a ‘viral bug’ and only needed some rest.
“The doctor said she had a viral bug and to let her rest and eat as many popsicles and slushies as she wanted,” Mrs. Morse wrote.
“She went to sleep and she died and I don’t even want to breathe anymore without her.”
Gigi was found unconscious by her sibling who immediately performed CPR on her before paramedics arrived. Sadly, the young girl passed away in the hospital.
Her father, David Morse, paid tribute to the young girl in a heart-wrenching post on Facebook where he shared how they adopted Gigi from Ukraine and ‘showed her a love like no other.’
“She had such a rough start to her short life, living unloved, unwanted in an orphanage in Ukraine,” Mr. Morse wrote. “Severe medical issues. We found her and knew immediately that she had to be our daughter. We brought her home and showed her a love like no other.
“She learned her own version of English, but we understood. She would sing Disney songs and nursery rhymes perfectly.
“She would give me kisses and then say ‘more,’ and we would kiss again and she would say ‘more’ again.
“I got to kiss my Gigi yesterday on the last time I would see her alive and we did the ‘more.’ I just love her so much. We are all so devastated. She now walks with Jesus. No more epilepsy, no more autism. She is my heart.”
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