|Photo: South Wales Argus|
The South Wales Argus reports how ten weeks after his birth on November 9, 2011, baby Casey's parents were told that he had suffered brain damage as a result.
His mother, Nahella Hard, had had a previous emergency cesarean with her daughter due to preeclampsia and a placental abruption, and suffers with a bowel disorder, yet despite her repeated requests for a repeat c-section, she was made to have a "traumatic" vaginal delivery.
His father, Anthony Hard, describes how he was looking forward to doing normal things with his son, like "taking him to football", but just hopes now that he'll be able to "walk and talk".
They have just submitted a formal complaint to the Aneurin Bevan Health Board about their experience at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Wales, as reported here, and following a full invesigation, I hope they get the answers they deserve.