By Kurt Campbell
Bronchopneumonia is an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs, in which the alveoli and/or interstitial are affected. Pneumonia is the most common cause of death among infectious diseases and is reported to have taken the fifth place in the statistics of diseases causing death.
Young Pratt was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital after he was rushed there unconscious on Tuesday morning (April 15).
Speaking to iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) Pratt’s distraught mother, Chilion Archer, who is also an employee at the GPHC said her son was not sick based on her observation and only had a common cold when she dropped him off at his day care earlier.
Bronchopneumonia is said to often begin after colds that go untreated.
Among its symptoms is a sudden onset with fever and high temperature, cough, difficult breathing, brownish-red spits and chest pain when breathing.
Teachers at the day care were also puzzled upon discovering the motionless body of the boy.
The child attended the Mothers Union Day Care on Robb Street, Georgetown.