Two days later, the emergency medicine team released her and stated that she was in good health. Three days later, she was brought back to the hospital with fever, cough, and chest pain. An x-ray revealed that she developed pneumonia with evidence that it had been there for days. She was initiated on antibiotics but her symptoms persisted.
Over the next 24 hours, her condition rapidly declined. Her oxygen saturation quickly fell to 70% and she slipped in and out of consciousness. She then became unresponsive requiring resuscitation. After two weeks of hospitalization, the girl was discharged. Once she returned to school, her teachers began to notice significant learning difficulties. She was referred to a neurologist, who determined that she probably sustained brain damage from lack of oxygenation to the brain. Her physical education teacher also reported that the girl seemed uncoordinated since returning to school. Before her hospitalization, she was regarded as one of the better athletes in her class. During her childhood, she required tutoring, speech pathology, occupation therapy, mental health and physical therapy. She never fully regained functioning.