'She lit up my whole life': Summerville mother mourns death of 2-year-old daughter


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    The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a two-year-old Summerville girl on Monday.

    "They worked and worked on her for as long as they could," said Latia Baylock, the toddler's mother. "She lit up my whole life. She was just that child."

    Deputies say the two year old, London Baylock, died last Thursday.

    An incident report from the sheriff's office says the nurse hired to care for the child found vomit in the toddler's trache tube. The report says the nurse tried to clean it, and then performed CPR and dialed 911. The toddler's mother was at work during the incident.

    The toddler's mother says her daughter was born after just 27 weeks with a bi-lateral cleft lip and a missing pallet, and also had heart and lung issues and used a ventilator and a trache tube.

    "If I had to go through it all over again, if I had more time with her, I would," Baylock said of her daughter. "London was that special child that whatever type of day I faced, her smile alone was enough."

    "The house alone at night is just quiet to where it drives me crazy...and it hurts," she added.

    The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office confirmed they're investigating the incident with the Dorchester County Coroner's Office. The company with which the nurse worked issued the following statement:

    "We are devastated over the loss of our client. It was a privilege to care for this child whom we adored. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family."

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