Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Young Patients Perking Up

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Young Patients Perking Up

Article excerpt

Yesterday we met eight-month-old Kyle Rayner, from Beacon Lough, Gateshead, who had a nasty case of chickenpox.

Mum Tanya Mckee, 22, and dad Ian Rayner, brought the youngster in to the hospital's day unit thinking he may have to be admitted after one of the spots on his tummy became infected.

But thankfully after a few hours' observation the little boy perked up and staff were satisfied enough with his progress to let him go home.

JUST 24 hours previously Benn Cowen was lying listlessly in his mum, 22-year-old Tracey's arms, suffering from a mystery stomach bug.

But today you would hardly recognise the red-haired, blue-eyed 10-month-old, who is standing up in his cot playfully waving at the nurses.

Doctors decided to keep him in overnight because he was suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting and was very dehydrated.

But after a few hours on a drip, the re-energised youngster is full of beans and has even managed to keep two slices of toast down as well as a bottle of juice. …

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