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25th Apr 2023

Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy’s daughter hospitalised with meningitis

Kat O'Connor

Abbey Clancy said it was a traumatic experience.

Peter Crouch and Abbey Clancy have revealed their daughter was rushed to hospital with meningitis. The family was on holiday in Portugal when Sophia fell ill.

Abbey and Peter said it was the “scariest thing on earth”.

The mum explained that having a child admitted to hospital is awful, but there are so many obstacles in place when you’re abroad.

Speaking about the ordeal on their podcast, The Therapy Crouch, the parents said the midterm break wasn’t easy for their family.

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“We got to Portugal and Sophia was in hospital with meningitis which was just the scariest thing on earth.

The mum knew there was something more going on than just a regular bug.

“Being in a foreign hospital, language barriers, the words like meningitis being thrown around, lumbar punctures, and brain scans.

“It was horrific – I felt so vulnerable – and scary. But I must say the medical care over there were just out of this world.”

12-year-old Sophia is now doing well after doctors diagnosed her with viral meningitis.

What are the symptoms of viral meningitis?

According to the HSE, symptoms of viral meningitis include a high temperature, severe headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, and drowsiness.

Patients may also suffer from drowsiness, confusion, nausea, and vomiting.

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