Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum's Quick Thinking Saves Little Baby's Life

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mum's Quick Thinking Saves Little Baby's Life

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A MOTHER'S instinct saved the life of bouncing baby Alfie Unsworth.

Mum and dad, Lauren Butterworth and Damian Unsworth, initially dismissed his sudden tiredness and high temperatures as a bug.

But getting more and more concerned, Lauren decided to ring 999.

Paramedics assessed him and rushed the tot to hospital, where he was seen immediately by a doctor and diagnosed with deadly sepsis.

The couple were told Alfie had only an hour to live - but thanks to the quick reaction, the six-month-old has made a full recovery and is healthy and looking forward to his first Christmas at home in Bury, the Mirror reports.

Dad Damian, 26, praised the actions of North West Ambulance Service and North Manchester General Hospital.

"If they had not been so quick to react we don't think he would have made it," he said.

"I initially dismissed Alfie's symptoms as him being a bit unwell, but Lauren's instincts said we should call the ambulance and I am so glad she did.

"We want to raise as much awareness of sepsis as possible and hope that Alfie will help other new parents spot those warning signs."

Damian said medics told them Alfie's sepsis was the result of a virus - a common pathway. …

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