Eight doctors were waiting as the ambulance arrived and took our baby boy out of our hands! Ralphy was fighting for his life, the doctors were putting drips all over Ralphy, arms, legs and in his head. We were told to expect the worst and they didn't think Ralphy would make it.
He was then taken to intensive care where he was sedated for 8 days because his body had shut down. Ralphy had 3 brain scans, MRI scans, and lumber punctures. He also needed blood transfusions. Ralphy had swelling on the brain and his little body was fitting every 5 minutes!! Nothing seemed possible!! And I just hung on for every hope possible!!
After 8 days of fearing the worst, our baby boy was taking out of his coma and woken up! Ralphy spent 3 more weeks in high dependency and the children's hospital. He had tests after tests to check he could swallow and tolerate food.
After 3 weeks we were able to take our baby boy home. It was the happiest day of our lives and Ralphy’s sister Macey was very excited for her baby brother to be coming home.
Ralphy is on medication twice a day for his seizures and he has physio each week as he was left with brain damage which affected his left side of his body.
We still can't believe what Ralphy went through and every day is very precious!!