Liverpool news Reality of having a sick baby in hospital during the pandemic MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Baby Roman was taken for surgery and isolated from his parents at just one day old

Liverpool news Reality of having a sick baby in hospital during the pandemic MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Baby Roman was taken for surgery and isolated from his parents at just one day old

Liverpool news  Reality of having a sick baby in hospital during the pandemic MetiNews.Com
22 November 2020 - 08:30

Breaking News ! A Liverpool family have shared their experience of having a baby during the coronavirus pandemic. Bethany Griffiths and Marcus Finneran wanted to share their story to show the importance of charity Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey, after the birth of their baby Roman on June 30. At less than 24 hours old, Roman - who has down syndrome - needed surgery on his bowel and was placed in an incubator on respiratory support. Beth had a C-section for Roman who was whisked off to Alder Hey Hospital for surgery. Beth, 18, from Aigburth, told the ECHO : “It was worse because of covid, so I was on my own a lot of the time. Mum Bethany Griffiths with her son Roman who needed to undergo surgery at Aldery Hey at just one day old “Originally I was on a ward with people and their babies and I didn’t have my baby with me, it was hard but then I was given a private room and it wasn’t too bad. “The next day, I had to give consent to his operation through the phone but I didn't get to meet him till the night. It was horrible.” Roman’s dad Marcus Finneran, 24, from Walton, said: “When he was very first born, I was just in awe of him, for like a little while I completely forgot he had any complications. * What happens next after lockdown? Have your say here “But then you could sense by the people who were in the room they were quick to want to move him on and give him checks. “On the very first night he moved to Alder Hey and went in for his first surgery on his bowel. “One of the nurses called to see if there was any availability because it was clear we were going to be here for a while. “They called over and thankfully there weren't many rooms occupied so they got us in there.” Dad Marcus Finneran with his son Roman who needed to undergo surgery at Aldery Hey at just one day old Because of Roman’s complicated needs, he can’t leave his hospital room at the moment.

. Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Beth said: “It has been so much easier because there have been times where we've had a phone call and needed to be at the hospital straight away. “The nurses have the number to your room so they can ring with updates too. “It really is a big help, especially with bonding.” Marcus said if it wasn’t for Ronald McDonald House there would have been days that he didn’t see his baby boy. Baby Roman who needed to undergo surgery at Aldery Hey at just one day old The 24-year-old said: “Honestly, there would have been days where I wouldn’t be able to see him if we didn’t have Mac house. “It can be quite overwhelming being at the hospital for a long period of time, sometimes it's good to be able to take a break but know you're not too far away. “It's good to get a bit of a routine too, that’s been a massive help. You do get to kind of make it homely too so it's just good to have a base. “You know that everyone else in the building is going through something similar to, so it’s comforting to know you're surrounded by supportive people in the same situation.” Keep up to date with the latest news in your area by entering your postcode below During the main lockdown Ronald McDonald House has helped 241 new families with the support of Alder Hey and their volunteers. The charity needs £700,000 to keep their doors open, but because the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to their fundraising activities, they predict a £400,000 loss for this year. For more information about what Mac House does, or to donate, visit visufund/spread-rainbow-love-at-mac-house

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Liverpool news Reality of having a sick baby in hospital during the pandemic MetiNews.Com


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