25-year-old Tashonna Ward died Jan. 2. after trying to seek medical attention at a Milwaukee emergency room.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ward began to have chest pain and trouble breathing while she was working that afternoon at L&M Links child care center on 80th and Burleigh streets.
Ward’s sister drove her to Froedtert Hospital; they checked in at 4:58 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s report.
After being checked in by hospital staff Wards blood pressure reading was normal but a chest x-ray showed cardiomegaly: an enlarged heart.
A previous medical report revealed Ward was already told about her enlarged heart when her baby died last year during pregnancy.
Wards family stated she was then asked to wait back in the hospital’s lobby for an estimated time of two to six hours before she’d be seen by a doctor.
While she waited to been seen by a doctor she made several Facebook post about her experience at the hospital.
“I really hope I’m not in this emergency room all night,” she wrote.
An hour later, the 25-year-old provided another update on social media.
“Freodert so packed it don’t make no sense,” she wrote. “Damn near woulda been better off going to St Joes.”
A spokesperson for the hospital kind of, but not really, provided a statement saying, “The family is in our thoughts and has our deepest sympathy. We cannot comment further at this time.”