Bring Me The Horizonin laulajan Oliver Sykes ja kosketinsoittaja Jordan Fish aikovat kiiveät Kilimanjarolle kerätäkseen rahaa Southamptonilaiselle sairaalalle, jossa Fishin lapsi on parhaillaan hoidettavana aivoverenvuodon vuoksi.
On the evening of Sunday 21st August, our 4 day old baby Eliot suffered what we eventually found out was a Brain Haemorrhage. My wife Emma and I reacted as quickly as we could as soon as we began to feel his crying changed from what you would consider ‘normal’ to something else. We called an ambulance in the early hours of the morning and did our best to keep him calm, awake and alive. When we arrived at Basingstoke hospital Eliot had stopped breathing more than once and was having seizures. Emma held him in the ambulance and kept him alive even though she could feel him drifting away in her arms. The hospital staff put Eliot into a coma, took over his breathing and sedated him to get the seizure under control. Once they felt he was stable enough, within about an hour or two of us arriving, they scanned Eliot’s brain. The scan showed an acute bleed in the centre of his brain and some ‘unusual’ tissue which may have caused the bleed. In the early hours of Monday morning we were transferred in a special ambulance to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton hospital where he stayed for 5 days under the 24hr supervision on the amazing team there. We are still at Southampton hospital but have now moved from the intensive care Ward to a different children's ward where Eliot is receiving excellent care and attention. In terms of Eliot's recovery we still have a very long way to go and we are taking each day at a time, however he is still alive to fight, he is breathing on his own and we are seeing small improvements every day. He is a little fighter and has shown amazing signs of recovery already, even at this early stage. We owe that completely to the Nurses, Doctors, Neurologists and staff at PICU. (Please see next post…)
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