March 25, 2019
An Oregon mother whose baby died of bacterial meningitis wants other parents to recognize the symptoms of this life-threatening infection. Because as Ginger McCall knows all too well, failing to respond immediately can have devastating consequences.
On the morning of March 15, McCall rushed her 7-week-old daughter Evianna “Evi” Rose Quintero-McCall to Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon, according to the Statesman Journal. She says Evi, who had fever, was given Tylenol and fluids before being discharged with what the hospital staff described as a routine infection. Two days later, little Evi passed away. The grieving mother is now determined for something positive to come from her tragedy.
McCall wishes she knew to insist on a meningitis test when Evi was