Cheshire news Teenager's miraculous survival after eight months in hospital with rare disease PremierLeague-News.Com

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Cheshire news Teenager's miraculous survival after eight months in hospital with rare disease PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - 'His eyes were white, he had blood coming out of his mouth and his lips were blue'

Cheshire news  Teenager's miraculous survival after eight months in hospital with rare disease PremierLeague-News.Com
05 August 2022 - 04:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A teenager from Ellesmere Port has finally been discharged from hospital after surviving an eight-month battle against a rare disease. James Eaton, 14, first became ill in December 2021 and, following several trips to A&E and the doctor, was admitted to hospital in January. He ended up on life support and was transferred to Alder Hey Children's Hospital. He would stay here for the next eight months and would have a number of near-death medical episodes. James was eventually diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease. He was treated for the illness and on Thursday (August 4), he was finally discharged. READ MORE: Cheshire town where the rubbish bins say 'thank you' for using them His mum Georgia, who also has an 11-year-old son Alfie, said James became ill with high temperatures and lethargy in December. She took him 'back and forth' to A&E and the doctors as his symptoms persisted. But James wasn't admitted to the Countess of Chester Hospital until January 2. This came after he had lost consciousness and suffered violent seizures at home. James Eaton, left, with his mum Georgia and brother Alfie (Image: Ronald McDonald House Charities UK) Georgia, 36, said: “I found James in bed, unresponsive. He was black and blue. His eyes were white, he had blood coming out of his mouth and his lips were blue. I called for an ambulance and when we arrived at the Countess of Chester Hospital, a crash team was waiting for him outside. "They did some tests and within half an hour, a doctor came to me and asked me to sit down. They said he had a collapsed lung, a major chest infection and sepsis. He had to go on life support. Knowing James was fighting for his life, was the hardest thing to process.” He was quickly transferred to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. When he got there, he was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), where he stayed for the next four weeks. Georgia said: “Nobody seemed to understand why James was so poorly and there were times when they didn’t think he’d make it. However, with all his strength, he pulled through time and time again.” Read More Related Articles Crewe chippy manager's 'heartbreak' after car crashes into shop Read More Related Articles New film on Crewe's rail history made as part of Great British Railways bid When James was ready to leave ICU, he was moved to Ward 4b - a dedicated ward for neurology and long-term ventilation.

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. Two hours after he went onto HDU, James’s heart stopped and he found himself fighting for his life again. At the time, his mum was staying in a room at Ronald McDonald House - an accommodation where family members can live while their loved ones are seriously ill in hospital. Georgia said: “I got the call to tell me what had happened, just as I was putting my key in the door of my room at the Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, where I was lucky enough to be staying. Being so close to James meant that I could run over to the hospital and be there within minutes. “When I arrived at the house back in January, I had nothing with me other than the clothes I’d thrown on that morning. Feeling anxious and lonely, not only was I given somewhere to rest and sleep, but I was also given food and drink, having eaten and drank nothing all day. I will never forget that first greeting and the way in which the staff wrapped their arms around me.” Months after he was first admitted to hospital, James was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis - a rare neurological condition causing inflammation of the brain. He’s had many different treatments, including steroids and therapeutic plasma exchange, as well as being put on a ketogenic (keto) diet to try to control his seizures. James Eaton, right, with his brother Alfie (Image: Ronald McDonald House Charities UK) Georgia said: “It’s not been an easy ride. He’s been in and out of HDU, having gone into respiratory arrest several times. Gradually though, he’s got better and stronger, and we’re now about to be discharged and go home for the first time in months. "As I approach the end of my stay at the Ronald McDonald House, it’s mixed emotions. I feel like I’m leaving my second family but I’m also excited and can’t wait to spend the rest of the summer with both my boys at home together. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s helped us to get here and can’t thank them enough.” Ronald McDonald House Charities UK is an independent charity, which operates 13 houses across England, Wales, and Scotland. They provide a free ‘home away from home’ and save families an average of £1,240 in out-of-pocket accommodation expenses. Lynne Wright, house manager at Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey, said: “It’s been our absolute pleasure to accommodate Georgia since James’s hospital admission in January, but we’re so pleased for her and her boys that they get to go home now. “As a charity, we are proud to be able to help ease the financial and emotional burden of having a sick child in hospital. We believe that when a child is sick, the entire family needs comfort and support. We work closely with our NHS hospital partners to support family-centred care by giving families a place to stay, moments away from their child’s ward.” NEWSLETTER: Sign up for CheshireLive email direct to your inbox here READ NEXT: Chester is the most beautiful city in the world, according to science 'I'm really lucky to still be here' says Chester florist who overcame terminal cancer diagnosis M53 in Ellesmere Port to shut for huge abnormal load heading to Essar's Stanlow refinery Cheshire man, 54, killed in car crash in Holmes Chapel New bowling alley to open in vacant Crewe leisure park site

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