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04th Feb 2022

Rosanna Davison takes baby Hugo to hospital as he has difficulty breathing

He’s doing better.

Rosanna Davison has opened up about a hospital scare her family recently endured when they had to rush baby Hugo to the hospital after he suffered breathing difficulties.

Rushing to Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital on Thursday, the former Miss World told her Instagram followers about the scary and frightening ordeal.

Speaking on Instagram, the 37-year-old mum of three wrote: “We spent most of the night in A&E in Crumlin with Hugo. He gave us a bit of a fright. He had a bit of a head cold yesterday and I noticed he was a bit wheezy in his chest, so I brought him down to the pharmacy and they advised me to give him cough medicine and keep an eye on him, which I did.

“And I checked him, he was fine, he was his usual happy, cheerful, cheeky self all day but when I went to check on him and take his temperature at about 10:30pm last night, I noticed he was really wheezy and struggling to breathe so I rang my mum in a panic and she said she would come over and I’ll drive you to Crumlin.

“So I hopped into the car and we drove up to the A&E and they saw us really quickly and I just want to say a huge thank you to the doctor and the nurses there. They couldn’t have been kinder and more reassuring and sweeter to Hugo. They just made both of us feel really at ease.”

Rosanna recently revealed that her son had been diagnosed with croup, an infection in the upper airway that obstructs breathing and causes a barking cough.

She continued: “Turns out he has croup which I’m told is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract and it just causes inflammation there of the tissues and it can cause difficulty breathing. I was told I did the right thing by bringing him in. He was given a steroid and that calmed down the inflammation and they just monitored him then for another couple of hours.

“I don’t think we got home until after half three and then Sophia woke at 5am… so it wasn’t the best night.”

Wanting to show what real life is like for a mum of three, Rosanna pointed out that it can go from one extreme to next as only hours before she was modelling clothes.

She added: “Lessons learned was always trust your gut as a mum. You know your baby best. Part of me was thinking was I overreacting…but I went in and the doctor said we did the right thing by bringing him in.

“And second lesson is that Instagram isn’t real. I was there posting pictures of pretty dresses a couple of hours before I ended up in A&E with my baby.

“What you see on social media doesn’t reflect people’s real lives.”