Jennifer Orozco | LARA’S PRESS.- His little heart stopped beating. After 12 days in the Dr. Agustín Zubillaga Pediatric Hospital in Barquisimeto, a 1 year and 2 month old girl from Quiborean died of cardiac arrest caused by a pericardial effusion, caused by the beatings and mistreatment she allegedly received from her stepfather, a man identified as Marcial Agüero. His mother, Jaidith Jiménez, 19, is in custody.
In the case, a presumed sexual abuse committed to the little girl was ruled out, but she was still suffering with the abused child syndrome, since the minor was admitted to the pediatric hospital with a complicated diagnosis, which at first glance were superficial burns on the face, neck and genitals , in addition to fractures in both arms.
As the days went by, the prognosis became more complicated with tachycardias. The doctors saw that the baby had an internal effusion and in the pericardium (bag that covers the heart), which caused acute pericarditis, which culminated yesterday at 3:00 in the afternoon, with a cardiac arrest that he could not overcome.
In addition to the cardiac complexity that was caused by the brutal beating she received, the girl had rib fractures, abdominal thoracic trauma, multiple blows with bruises all over her body, chronic malnutrition, septic shock, and herbaceous poisoning with pasote, because allegedly the Her mother gave her infusions to avoid taking her to the doctor.
The girl was admitted to the Hospital de Quíbor on October 2 at night. Mother, Jaidith Jimenez, allegedly said there that he was giving a soup to the little girl and it fell off, causing burns to her face, neck and private parts, in addition to the “despair“If he saw her like that, he grabbed her by the arms and broke them.
As no one put buts, only that she could not be treated there, the mother sought a transfer to the pediatric hospital in Barquisimeto, where she was admitted the same night. There the doctors and health personnel did put their eyes on the girl. The minor was examined thoroughly, had bruises, the fracture, was irritable and had burns. Jiménez had to explain all the injuries and how it was not credible was reported to the Lara State Police officials. The uniformed men put the hooks on her, since the examinations of the little girl showed the symptoms of abuse.
Jiménez was apprehended. According to a police source, she was detained in the first instance at the Fundalara police station, but since she is pregnant and in pain, she was allegedly given the measure of house arrest, which she is apparently carrying out in Quíbor. The woman in this process, according to the source, assured that the mistreatments were committed by her sentimental partner Marcial Agüero, father of her future son and with whom she had lived since February.
Meanwhile, the security forces concentrated on issuing the request to Agüero, who allegedly left Quíbor, the same night that the mother took the girl from the house to the hospital.
The little girl continued to suffer in the pediatric hospital. Her father, Alexander Angulo, was notified of what had happened to the girl and was left with full custody, since allegedly the mother’s relatives had a restraining order for the minor. This man spoke for LA PRESS, assuring that he did not know what had happened to his daughter, why Jiménez would not let him see her and had also reported him to Cicpc.
From that day until yesterday, the paternal relatives of the little girl, such as her aunts, grandfather and father, in addition to some foundations, were the ones who watched over the baby’s health, which was getting worse as the days went by. She was admitted to the pediatric ICU, presented a urine infection, as well as complications from the internal effusion.
The little girl died yesterday at 3:00 in the afternoon being in the care of an aunt. A heart attack, due to an acute pericarditis that she was suffering, took the life of the little angel.
The young woman in his care yesterday was devastated. “My God, it’s unfair, it can’t be possible,” the young woman exhaled while impotence fell to her knees in the parking lot of the morgue while the wrapped little body of her niece was delivered to the pathological room, where with the rigorous autopsy they will begin Infanticide investigations.
She was hospitalized for 12 days
About 12 long days for the baby, who was not recovering, even though the doctors and nurses did everything possible to save her.
The little girl with all the symptoms she had, after taking a plate on October 4 and seeing that she had an internal effusion due to fractures in the ribs, was operated on. He was in a lot of pain, he had a fever, he was irritable of character because of everything he had suffered. Apparently he had an infection in his abdomen, without being able to specify in which specific organ, since he even had a urine infection.
The internal spill was hard to stop, as was the spill in her heart. In his little body they put a tube to be able to drain his blood and other fluids, helping it not to get complicated at the respiratory level.
This gave the girl the opportunity to treat the girl as much as she could, a hospital source reported. But she was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, where she was intubated when she saw that she had tachycardia and heart failure due to acute pericarditis.
The malnutrition that she suffered did not let her body defense system lift her spirits. The staff even played instrumental music, to calm the impatient little girl, who was writhing and crying often because of the pain.
But yesterday morning the complications were arising for hours and at 9:00 apparently, it was the first cardiac arrest, which she overcame thanks to the doctors who were on duty and who were able to stabilize her quickly. Little by little at noon, his vital signs began to drop, until at 2:50 in the afternoon, he had another cardiac arrest, this time sudden.
It will be today that they do an autopsy, and that the precise causes of the girl’s death be determined.
But in its epicrisis (medical diagnosis report) it reads the medical-legal term of child abuse syndrome, a product of continued domestic violence, including sociological, verbal and physical abuse, through repeated attacks caused by the adults in charge of the minor. It will be Cicpc who investigates the murder of the girl, for whom her mother and stepfather, who lived with her in Quíbor, are allegedly responsible.