By David Tuller, DrPH
Last week, Codastory.com published an article I wrote about Maeve Boothby O’Neill, a 27-year-old in Exeter, England, who died in October, 2021, from complications of ME. The specific cause appears to have been malnutrition. Despite being alerted to the seriousness of Maeve’s condition, the local hospital resisted appeals to insert a feeding tube during her final months.
(My last story for Coda was about doctors with long Covid; before that, I wrote a piece about the Lightning Process as a treatment for ME/CFS.)
The coroner in Exeter is preparing to hold an inquest into Maeve’s death, most likely later this year. Hopefully, the inquest will get to the bottom of the matter, including the role of the actions—and the inactions—of the hospital and its personnel.
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