Service operates in Logan

An after-hours doctor has saved the life of a Logan baby by diagnosing the child [sic] was suffering from a potentially deadly heart condition.

Blake Shelford was 10 months old when she was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallet, a rare condition caused by a combination of four heart defects, following a visit from the after-hours service House Call Doctor.

Blake’s mother Candice Shelford said the diagnosis came as a shock.

“We had no idea she was that ill,” Ms Shelford said.

“One evening, I just knew something wasn’t right and called the after-hours service. The doctor walked in and picked it up straight away.”

Following the diagnosis and a visit to a cardiologist, baby Blake had lifesaving surgery weeks later.

House Call Doctor’s Dr Deepak Rohella, who attended Blake, said he was glad she was getting better.

“The important part is that she now has the help she needs to get better.”

House Call Doctor’s State Manager Keith Jennings said the service operated in Logan for those who needed medical help at night, on weekends or public holidays, so they can be treated in their own homes.

Original Source: Albert & Logan News | 11 October 2018