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Q: WARNING TO ALL PARENTS

This Christmas think twice about what your child gets as a present as it could kill them.
BUTTON BATTERIES can easily be swallowed and will kill your child slowly and painfully.
Glue the battery area shut if you have too.
The following article is about just one such case ....how many kids die each year? The Coroners Court of Victoria has heard harrowing details of how a baby girl died after swallowing a button battery that went unnoticed by hospital staff until it was too late.

Today marked the first day of the coronial inquiry into the death of 14-month-old Isabella Rees, who died in 2015.

Her mother, Allison Rees, was the first to give evidence.

14-month-old Isabella Rees died in 2015 after swallowing a button battery. (9NEWS)Two weeks after her first admission an X-Ray revealed a round object - a button battery - inside the child’s body. (9NEWS)

She shared heartbreaking details of her daughter’s final days alive.

Mrs Rees told the court she and her husband took Isabella to Sunshine Hospital, west of Melbourne’s CBD, several times over the space of two weeks.

During the first visit, Mrs Rees said her child was “limp and vomiting”.

She said her husband had asked doctors whether there was any chance their child had swallowed something, given he had seen her holding a AA battery earlier in the day.

Mother Allison Rees said the first time she took her child to Sunshine Hospital she was “limp and vomiting”. (9NEWS)

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Mrs Rees said a doctor then said it was impossible Isabella could have ingested a battery.

"Every time we went, we were disregarded and turned away," Mrs Rees told the court.

Three days later, Isabella was taken back to the hospital and prescribed antibiotics.

Two weeks later, Mrs Rees woke to find her daughter covered in blood inside her cot. She rushed her to hospital.

Once at the hospital, Isabella started vomiting up dark blood.

An X-Ray revealed a round object - a button battery - inside the child’s body.

Isabella died a few hours later.

Mrs Rees said she is not looking to blame anyone over her daughter’s death, but wants to educate the public and prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.

The inquest will continue throughout this week.

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thats sad and very shocking

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This is a good lesson that parents need to clear their homes of anything that their child could swallow. It's tragic, but could have easily been avoided. 

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Good information. As an add remember chinese batteries leak. So dont leave in toys.

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