Mother left unable to breathe unaided or speak after botched routine thyroid operation is horrified to learn surgeon can work again

Mother's horror as surgeon who left her unable to speak or breathe after botched thyroid op is allowed to work again Jo Roche, 43, had routine surgery to remove the thyroid gland on her neckThe operation, due to take up to three hours, was done in 90 minutes and left her barely able to speak after the vocal cords were damaged Also needed a tube through her neck and into her windpipe to allow her to breathe properlySurgeon was suspended last year after mistreating patients and lying to coronerNow declared fit to work again by the General Medical Council, much to the horror of Mrs Roche and others treated by him | UPDATED: 20:10 GMT, 27 December 2012 A mother-of-two who has been left breathing through a tube and barely able to speak after a routine operation went wrong has spoken of her horror that the surgeon is being allowed to work again.

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough Poppy's condition was missed three times because her chest appeared clearAfter a doctor detected the 'whooping' sound she was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a collapsed lungShe suffered from water retention, which made her body double in sizePoppy is finally on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Enlarge Fighting: Poppy Webber pictured in hospital being treated for whooping cough A new mother told of the terrifying moment she took her two-week-old baby to doctors with a chest infection to be told the youngster had whooping cough.

Sisters both face kidney failure by age 10 as 1 in 3.5m disorder Cystinosis causes rock to take over their bodies

Crystal sisters: Siblings both face kidney failure by age 10 as 1 in 3.5m disorder causes rock to take over their bodies At least my daughters can comfort each other, says devastated motherBoth girls have gastrostomy tubes fitted into their stomachs overnight as they find it difficult to swallow | UPDATED: 10:53 GMT, 11 April 2012 A mother has revealed how she discovered both her daughters have an incredibly rare condition that is slowly turning their organs into crystal.