“I felt sick… I just screamed”: Mum’s agony as baby boy dies after getting neck caught in blind cord


The mother of a little boy who died after getting caught in a blind cord in Oldham says her life feels “empty”.

Kane Davidson was playing at home with his brother when tragedy struck on January 28.

The tot was left alone for just seconds while his mum Natasha Ogden went to the bathroom.

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When she returned, Kane had disappeared.

Natasha walked around her Greenacres home before spotting his reflection in her bedroom window.

She believed her ‘cheeky’ son was playing hide and seek.

But to her horror, Kane was entangled in a blind cord.

Natasha’s harrowing screams were heard by a neighbor who helped perform CPR while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

By the time little Kane was transferred to Manchester Children’s Hospital, it was already too late.

Natasha with Kane

The tot had suffered brain trauma and was put into a coma.

His injuries were so severe he had little chance of surviving.

There was nothing more doctors could do.

Natasha and Kane’s father, Callum Davidson, made the agonizing decision to switch off his life-support machine on February 1.

Natasha, who turned 23 the day after the tragedy, has vowed to never celebrate her birthday again.

“I don’t remember anything,” she told the Manchester Evening News.

“I was just numbered. I still am.

“I just screamed; I felt sick. It’s torn me apart.

Kane with dad Callum, 30

“The doctors said they would take him off all the sedation and see what he could do on his own.

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“But he couldn’t do anything. He couldn’t open his eyes or move.

“The MRI showed he was nearly brain dead.

“He didn’t have a chance.”

Kane had been playing with his autistic and non-verbal brother Callum before the accident.

Although Callum can’t talk about his feelings, the three-year-old keeps looking at pictures of his little brother.

Kane with his brother Callum, aged three

“Life isn’t the same. It’s just empty,” she continued.

“He would have been two in March.

“I’ve had to be strong for my other little boy. I can’t ask him how he’s feeling, he just keeps looking at pictures of Kane and he doesn’t usually look at anything.

“I nipped to the toilet and I said to Kane’s dad when I came out, ‘Where’s Kane?’

“He said he was playing with Callum and I went to look but I couldn’t find him.

“He was cheeky and you could always hear him; he was very loud.

“I saw his reflection in the window in the front bedroom. I thought he was playing hide and seek but I moved the curtain and he wasn’t.”

Natasha, who is currently living with her mother, will never return to the rented property where the tragedy took place.

She says there was no fitting on the wall to tie the blind cords up with.

The mum-of-two thinks Kane may have climbed onto the windowsill while ‘messing about’ and slipped.

“He was such a happy little boy,” she added.

“He loved cars – ‘red car blue car’ were his favorite words.

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“I have loved Batman. He slept great and ate loads of fruit and veg. He would have gone to nursery after his 2nd birthday. ”

Kane-Davidson

In light of her son’s death, Natasha wants to ensure other parents are aware of the dangers of blind cords and young children.

“I just want to make sure the blinds are safe and there is a fitting on the wall with the blinds,” she said.

“I didn’t think it was a danger. I’m only 23 and I didn’t think like that.”

Kane’s funeral is set to take place on Friday, February 18.

TO gofundme fundraiser has been set up to help cover funeral costs and support Natasha, Callum and three-year-old Callum through this difficult time.

To donate, please follow the link by clicking here.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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