A WREXHAM toddler was left struggling with a broken leg for a week after initially being denied an X-ray.
Ti-anna Gabriel, 18-months-old from Caia Park, was left in agony clutching her leg after falling from a trampoline at a neighbour’s house on Trevenna Way on August 6.
Her mother Kirsha Gabriel and grandmother Jackie Gabriel rushed Ti-anna to Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s accident and emergency department where they were faced with a near five hour wait before seeing a doctor.
Grandmother Mrs Gabriel said: “We saw a doctor there and he told us ‘we don’t usually X-ray children of her age’.
“He said she had just twisted her ankle and said she would be ok in a few days and told us to make sure we got her to move it and put weight on it.
“She was struggling for a week and we were trying to get her to walk on it, but we know a twisted ankle can be painful.”
But it started to become apparent there was something more seriously wrong with Ti-anna when she was unable to sleep and was regularly crying and whimpering
“Enough was enough,” said Mrs Gabriel.
“We went back to A&E at 6.15am on August 11 after Ti-anna had been up all night in pain.
“I told the doctor then that I wasn’t leaving without an X-ray, because I know my granddaughter and I knew she was suffering.”
An X-ray was taken and it showed a crack and chip in Ti-anna’s tibia.
“I am fuming that she was left to struggle for a week with a broken leg.”
Ti-anna has since had her leg put into plaster and is on the mend, but her mother Kirsha Gabriel, 21, says she is dismayed with the situation her daughter was left in.
“Ti-anna had been acting out of character for that time, she is normally a very happy active kid,” she said.
“I am so angry we were put into this position, the doctor on the first occasion just seemed disinterested.
“She has been in quite a lot of pain and I am just furious with the way we she was treated.”
A Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board spokesman said: “Due to patient confidentiality we are unable to comment on individual cases.
“However, we would be more than happy to speak to Ti-anna’s parents regarding their concerns and we would encourage them to contact our Concerns Team so that we can look into the matter.”