Lucy Mecklenburgh reveals baby daughter’s terrifying hospital ordeal

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Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed that her two-month-old daughter had to be hospitalised after contracting Bronchiolitis   (Lucy Mecklenburgh / Instagram)
Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed that her two-month-old daughter had to be hospitalised after contracting Bronchiolitis (Lucy Mecklenburgh / Instagram)

Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed her baby daughter had to be put on oxygen in hospital after becoming “really poorly” with bronchiolitis.

The former Towie star, 30, shared details of the terrifying ordeal on social media alongside a picture of two-month-old Lilah. The respiratory tract infection is not uncommon in babies under two.

“Lots of messages asking where I’ve been for five days,” Mecklenburgh - who also shares two-year-old son Roman with fiancé Ryan Thomas - wrote on Instagram Stories.

“Unfortunately Lilah got really poorly with Bronchiolitis so we have had a few days in hospital. She is home now and doing well.

Lucy Mecklenburgh shared this image of her newborn daughter in hospital on her Instagram Stories (Lucy Mecklenburgh / Instagram)
Lucy Mecklenburgh shared this image of her newborn daughter in hospital on her Instagram Stories (Lucy Mecklenburgh / Instagram)

“I’m obviously not in any position to give medical advice but this is our experience for parents that may want to know what happened and what to look out for.”

She continued: “It started with Roman having a really bad cough I presume he picked up at a pre-school then Lilah caught it.

“Three days in she wasn’t coping with it very well, tummy sucking in, cough getting worse, high temperature, coughing and choking on milk and her saliva.

“In hospital she needed some oxygen and was tube fed for a couple of days. She had a nose swab that tested positive to RSV which causes Bronchiolitis.

“The swab isn’t routine anymore but with Roman’s health issues it was important for me to know exactly what she had.”

The mum-of-two confirmed her little girl is now back at home but still has “a bad cough.”

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