State’s latest flu victim is little girl from Lowell – Lowell Sun


Puthiraksmey “Raksmey” Sopheak. (FAMILY COURTESY PHOTO)

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LOWELL — A 4-300 and sixty five days-feeble Lowell girl is the suspected sufferer of the 2d flu-associated pediatric loss of life in Middlesex County this season, and the 1/3 in the instruct.

McDonough Funeral Dwelling confirmed Wednesday morning that Puthiraksmey “Raksmey” Sopheak, who died Saturday at Lowell Overall Effectively being facility, was once the newborn whose flu-connected loss of life was once reported to instruct successfully being officials Tuesday.

Funeral Director Jack McDonough acknowledged the family is soliciting for privateness and declined to talk with a reporter.

The young girl’s father, Sopheak Paak, told WCVB Tuesday evening that Raksmey became sick final week and he brought her to Lowell Overall Effectively being facility final Tuesday when her fever reached ninety nine degrees and he or she was once coughing up blood. He acknowledged he was once told she had the flu, and they were sent home with orders to provide her acetaminophen, acknowledged by the sign name Tylenol.

A grieving and emotional Paak told WCVB Raksmey seemed better in the starting up, but took a fascinating turn for the more severe on Saturday. He called 911 and an ambulance rushed her inspire to the successfully being facility, where she later died. Paak acknowledged he tremulous that Raksmey, having fair returned from Cambodia in September, will fetch suffered from one other illness, and was once expecting closing notice from the instruct medical examiner on the reason at the inspire of her loss of life.

“We provide our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family over the tragic loss of their daughter,” Lowell Overall Effectively being facility spokesman Will Courtney acknowledged in an emailed commentary.

“Patient privateness tips prohibit us from commenting any further today.”

In step with an obituary from McDonough Funeral Dwelling, Raksmey was once born at Lowell Overall Effectively being facility Dec. 30, 2014, the daughter of Paak and Sokkruy Yang, both of Lowell.

Visiting hours will doubtless be held Friday starting at 3 p.m. at Glory Buddhist Temple, located at 24 Cambridge St. A funeral will doubtless be held Saturday morning, with a procession leaving the temple at Eight a.m. for Merrimack Crematory in Merrimack, N.H.

Practice Alana Melanson at or on Twitter @alanamelanson.

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