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I'm A Celebrity's Jordan Banjo's six-week old son rushed to hospital after 'frightening' week

Jordan Banjo and his wife have revealed their baby has been rushed to hospital after what has been an 'emotionally draining, frightening week'. The I'm A Celebrity star, who recently appeared on the all-star South African series, has been going through a tough time after his son was diagnosed with sepsis and suspected meningitis.

Diversity dancer Jordan, 30, and his wife Naomi, who also share two older sons Cassius, four, and three-year-old Mayowa, rushed their six-week-old son Atreus to A&E after fearing that something was not right.

The mum-of-three explained that he had been admitted immediately and that thankfully after five days they finally have a stable temperature and "things are looking positive".

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Just five days ago, the parents shared that their baby son was turning six weeks old.

Sharing a beautiful family portrait with their Instagram followers, the couple wrote: "6 weeks old today and what a very special 6 weeks it’s been."

But just days later Jordan and his wife updated fans on their baby's ill health, reports The Mirror.

Sharing a video to her Instagram cradling her son in hospital whilst he was connected to a mass of wires, Naomi wrote: "Ahh gosh, where do we start … in case you're wondering where we’ve been, last week I took Atreus to A&E after feeling like something wasn’t right and he was immediately admitted with sepsis and suspected meningitis. It’s been the most emotionally draining, frightening week of our lives.

"We’ve cried a lot, we’ve barely slept, and we’ve discussed the worst .. but we’ve carried each other through possibly one of the most traumatic weeks of our lives..

"You never think it would be your baby and honestly I can’t explain how awful it is having to leave your poorly baby behind in a hospital and go home and just be ‘mummy’ to your other children when inside your heart is breaking."

She continued: "We are so lucky we are able to alternate nights with Tre and the kids so we can share ourselves between all 3 kids and keep some normality for the bigger 2. It’s been tough but we’ve done our best for our babies. All we need now is our family back together where we belong.

"We are over 5 days in and we finally have a stable temperature. Things are looking positive for Tre Tre and we are finally seeing an improvement our super brave strong boy has had all sorts of blood tests, a lumber puncture and constant prodding and poking this week but there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel and we cannot wait to get him home where he belongs.

"We still don’t really have answers and it’s another week ahead of antibiotics but he’s on the right path and we are just keeping positive."

She went on to share his symptoms, because it's "important to recognise and be aware of them as I didn’t realise some of these were even symptoms".

Naomi shared:

  • I initially took him in because I noticed he had started to refuse to feed in the night and I was worried about dehydration.
  • He was very lethargic and glossy eyed and just not his self. • His temp was high too.
  • He was grunting with every breath
  • Rapid breathing
  • His skin was mottled
  • He had a rash which spread the longer we were in hospital
  • He was very sleepy
  • High pitch cries even when sleeping
  • Cried in pain when I picked him up or touched him
  • Cold hands and feet

The couple's friends and family quickly took to the comments to share their best wishes, with Perri Kiely writing with a heart emoji: "Strong boy."

Amy Childs commented: "Sending you lots of love xxxx."

Jordan's brother Ashley wrote: "Can’t wait to give little man a hug. Prayers answered x."

Ashley's ex-wife Francesca commented: "Gorgeous Tre Tre thank god you are finally getting better you strong baby boy, can’t wait for another cuddle @naomibanjo and @jordanbanjo love you guys so much, you have been incredible and so strong for all your bubbas."


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