Dry drowning occurs when someone inhales water and the fluid stays in the lungs for hours.In Frankie's case, the 4-year-old complained of stomach issues and had diarrhea.An ambulance came and doctors told Tara and Francisco that they found a lot of fluid in Frankie’s lungs. His sister, Desiree Sosa, has set up a Go Fund me account to help the family with funeral expenses.They believe that’s what eventually lead Frankie to stop breathing -- a rare condition called ‘dry drowning.’ “We walk into the room and I just see my son, just lying there. There will also be a benefit at Texas Twisters Tavern on 2327 Mc Carty St., on Saturday, June 17, in honor of Baby Frankie. It’s the one regret they have as they grieve the loss of their four-year-old son ‘Baby Frankie’. As a mother, you can’t imagine losing your only son. But what they thought was simply a common stomach bug, turned out to be their worst nightmare, when a week later, Frankie woke up and took his last breath in his father’s arms. say something, say something.’ Im shaking him like, ‘come on daddy, wake up, wake up, breathe, breathe, breathe! They said Frankie loved playing baseball and eating cheeseburgers.’ And then at that time, he took another breath and then he looked at me and his body went limp,” Francisco said. His real name was Francisco III and the four-year-old shared the same birthday as his father, Francisco Jr.
“I feel like I needed to reach out to the parents of little Frankie and tell him, I don’t know how to word it but, their little boy saved our little boy’s life,” Vega said.
In Colorado, Vega's son Gio became sick after inhaling water at a community pool. Vega said he read about Frankie's tragic story and took his son to the emergancy room where doctors informed him his son was, in fact, drowning.
Vega said his family avoided something catastrophic, thanks to the awareness Frankie's family is spreading in his death. "I'm noticing his heart is beating really fast, so noticeably that I can feel it when he's laying against my body," Vega said.
By: Natalie Hee, In an emotional plea, Tara and Francisco Delgado Jr. Funeral arrangements are set for Saturday, June 10th.
are urging other parents to take their kid’s common symptoms seriously. Just two days after a family swimming trip to the Texas City Dike near Galveston, his parents said Baby Frankie started getting stomach cramps, and began vomiting and having diarrhea. Tara and Francisco describe Frankie as an outgoing, loveable character who could light up a room with his smile.