Our daughter Caoimhe was eight days old when she became very ill.
It was a Thursday morning and Caoimhe refused to feed. As she had only been home from hospital for four days, I thought maybe she was having a sleepy day.
As the day progressed Caoimhe was still not responding to me. I tried feeding her again around lunchtime and she still refused. At this stage her whole appearance was deteriorating. She was very lethargic, crying inconsolably, jittery, grunting and her face was quite blue and pale.