Ollie was born on the 18th of December 2019. I was in hospital for 2 days after this due to me not being well enough to come home, we finally left the hospital on the 20th of December with our little healthy baby.
On the 22nd of December we woke up, done our normal thing, gave Ollie his feeds. He seemed fine until 2:30pm he started to make grunting noises as if he was constipated, so I rang the birth centre just for some advice and I was told to rub his tummy. We tried giving him a bath just to relax him because we could see he was getting destressed, but as first time parents we never suspected a thing!
During the bath he stopped breathing which resulted in us immediately ringing 999. He kept having these episodes. A paramedic arrived and took his obs and everything was fine, but she insisted we went to the hospital just to be checked out. I’m not sure if she knew something was wrong or not looking back. When we arrived at the children’s A&E we were placed in a private room due to Ollie only being 4 days old. These grunting noises continued and the breathing episodes also continued with me running to grab someone each time but nothing was done about it. We in the end found out he was having seizures.