Schoolgirl, 7, dies one day after being sent home from hospital with ‘migraine’


A heartbroken family are grieving the loss of a seven-year-old girl who died after being sent home from hospital with a suspected migraine the day before.

Little Theia Mckie, seven, from Dumfries, Scotland died on Wednesday, after screaming in pain when she looked at lights, and bouts of vomiting.

On Monday she was rushed to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary by her worried mum, but the following day she was allowed home with the diagnosis that she had a migraine.

However, her parents Tracey and Ainsley Mckie, were unconvinced and her mum told pals on Facebook : “So we got little missy home but she’s no better.”

Theia sadly passed away the following day.

A post mortem into the youngster’s death has still to be carried out and the family are keen not to apportion any blame until they are sure what caused her death.

Tracey posted a photograph of her daughter and wrote: “We simply have no words.

“Today our Kind, funny, smart beautiful princess was taken way too soon.

“We are lost beyond comprehension.”

And, heartbreakingly, she added: “Theia, sweetheart 7 years of you will never ever be enough for mummy and daddy.”

Last night Theia’s grandmother, Raye Currie, said the family was “utterly devastated”.

But she said: “As we don’t know why Theia passed away we can’t comment. Hopefully the results of her post mortem will give us answers.”

And she added: “We are not wanting any blame laid until we find out why she passed.”

NHS Dumfries and Galloway refused to comment.

In a statement the health board said: “We are unable to comment on any individual case due to patient confidentiality.”