Mum Sasha writes,
“My beautiful boy was born at 37 weeks, a complete surprise and delivered quickly. All seemed well until at 24 hours old, he was suddenly wide awake, and seemed a bit off. I took him to a midwife who dismissed my concerns because of the ‘hospital lights’. I should have trusted my gut instinct. We were discharged and went home.
Less than 2 hours later we had phoned an ambulance because he was still awake and had started grunting. We were taken to our nearest hospital who luckily treated him quickly and efficiently with everything they thought necessary. He was sedated and intubated and we were transferred to our nearest children’s hospital. We stayed there for two weeks and luckily he made a full recovery.
Our little strong man Eddie is now 13 months old and thriving. I urge every pregnant woman to get tested for group B Strep, as our daughter was poorly after birth but we never found out what it was. She had a week on antibiotics under neonatal care but nothing showed on her notes when I got pregnant a second time and mentioned it to a midwife.”