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UK boy Sheldon Gary Farnell, 4, begged his mum not to let him die after doctors failed to diagnose sepsis

The mother of a four-year-old who died after contracting sepsis has opened up about the heartbreaking final moment she had with the small boy.

Sheldon Gary Farnell, from Houghton, England, died on November 26, 2018. He had spent five days with a high temperature, headaches and occasional vomiting.

His mother Katrina Keegan had rushed him to Sunderland Royal Hospital on November 23.

But a paediatric consultant discharged little Sheldon after less than 24 hours because he “did not appreciate the seriousness of the illness”, an inquest into his death has heard.

“On the last day of Sheldon’s too short life, my son begged me not to let him die … no four-year-old should know about death,” Keegan told the inquest.

Sheldon Gary Farnell, from Houghton, England, died on November 26, 2018. He had spent five days with a high temperature, headaches and occasional vomiting. Credit: North News / NNP/North News

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