It was late in the afternoon and suddenly seven-month-old Finlay started crying and getting hotter and hotter.
Four weeks previously Finlay had been in hospital with a viral infection, so me and my husband just put it down to the same again.
All through the night the crying carried on - Finlay cried if you touched him, moved him and even spoke, then he was sick. It was 6.30am when I phoned the number the hospital gave me before; I spoke to a nurse who told me just to take him to the doctor. I said it was a bank holiday weekend, but the nurse told me not to bother bringing him up to the children's ward because they wouldn't see him.
With that I put the phone down, phoned a taxi and went straight to A&E. They saw us straight away, gave Finlay some Calpol and took him to the children's ward. The doctor came straight away; she examined Finlay and tried to put off doing the lumbar puncture as he didn't have a rash, so they took a urine sample then did a chest x-ray.