My son, Harrison Lee Christopher Peachey, was born on the 18th March 2014. While visiting hospital in the weeks coming up to my due date i contracted a e coli infection which unfortunately was not picked up until after i had given birth.
My son was taken into intensive care hours after being born due to still having fluid on his lungs. Within hours of being on the ward the hospital had started antibiotics as procedure for children being treated on ICU. The next morning the hospital found that i had an e coli kidney infection and immediately started treating myself and my son for strep b septicemia.
Royal Bolton Hospital we’re absolutely amazing. My son under went a 10 day cause of IV antibiotics and was back to a fit and healthy new born baby by the end of the course. My sons consulatant Dr. El-Kafrawy would sit down with us daily and go through Harrison’s development and even advised us stuff such as how breast feeding would be better for our son not only because it is the best source of nutrients for babies, but because of his infection he was struggling to eat and his body is designed to digest my milk better then anything else.
The nurses would even get excited when they got the daily results that Harrison’s infection level was coming down. And even brought Harrison up to see myself when i was on ICU myself and was unable to get down to see him myself. I know we on one of the very fortunate families that are able to talk about a success story, I had no idea about sepsis or septicemia before my son was diagnosed with it and my family and i owe everything to Royal Bolton Hospital for being one of the few hospitals aware of sepsis.
My son is now 6 months old, and has been developing amazingly. He was lifiting his head at 1 month old, and was sitting up, unsupported at 5 months old. And is now learning to crawl.