Timely treatment saves Ohio girl with Natasha Richardson-like injury

March 27th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI  

Natasha Richardson Washington, Mar 27 (ANI): An Ohio girl with an injury similar to the one that claimed Natasha Richardson’s life has been saved, after her parents read about the actress’ medical drama and rushed their child to hospital for timely treatment.

Morgan MCCracken, 7, was hit by a baseball during a family game.

Two days later, when the girl was on the verge of death, her father Donald decided to call doctors for advice, after realising that his daughter’s injury was similar to the one that killed Richardson on March 18.

The actress died two days after banging her head in a fall during a skiing lesson.

Initially, Morgan’s folks iced the lump on her head, and when the swelling subsided the girl seemed fine.

However, she complained of a headache after two days.

When her parents watched the Richardson tragedy unfold, they took her to hospital.

“Because of Natasha, we called the paediatrician immediately. And by the time I got off the phone with him, Morgan was sobbing, her head hurt so much,” Contactmusic quoted Donald MCCracken as telling CNN.com.

After going through tests, Morgan was taken on a helicopter to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, where her parents learnt that their daughter had the same injury as Richardson.

“They told us that if we hadn’t brought her in Thursday night, she never would have woken up,” said Donald.

Luckily, doctors were able to operate on the little girl, who is now back home recovering after a five-day hospital stay. (ANI)

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