‘Scariest time of my life’: Mum’s terrifying post about the reality of Melbourne’s COVID-19 spread – as her newborn is rushed to hospital with the virus
- Young mum’s infant had to be rushed to hospital in Melbourne
- Powerful message for Australians to take prevention measures seriously
- Nikki Jane said it was ‘one of the scariest times in her life’
A young mother has posted a powerful message to social media after her baby girl became infected with COVID-19 and had to spend two nights in hospital.
Nikki Jane said this week has been ‘one of the scariest times of her life’ after her partner Josh contracted coronavirus at his workplace in south east Melbourne.
The potentially deadly virus then spread to her six-month-old daughter, Stevie, on Tuesday.
Baby Stevie (pictured) contracted COVID-19 and had to spend two long nights in hospital
Young mother Nikki Jane (pictured with Stevie) said this week has been ‘one of the scariest times of her life’
She is now warning fellow Victorians in the midst of the city’s second lockdown, that COVID-19 is not just an older person’s disease.
The state suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic on Friday with six more fatalities, bringing Victoria’s total death toll to 55.
There were also 300 new confirmed cases on Friday, taking the number of positive tests to 7,405.
‘For those of you who don’t think that wearing masks or social distancing is important and that COVID-19 isn’t serious or it won’t happen to you… Please do the right thing so this doesn’t happen to someone else!’ Nikki wrote.
Baby Stevie spent two nights in emergency in the Pediatrics ward at Casey Hospital after registering as the ward’s first positive coronavirus case.
The six-month-old became infected with the virus after Nikki’s partner Josh contracted COVID-19 at his workplace in south east Melbourne
Baby Stevie (pictured) spent two nights in emergency in the Pediatrics ward at the Casey Hospital after registering as the ward’s first positive coronavirus case
The state suffered its deadliest day of the pandemic on Friday with six more fatalities, bringing Victoria’s total death toll to 55
‘Not only was it emotionally challenging to see my little girl so unwell, or be apart from my son Cameron who is too young to understand what was happening, it was really mentally challenging to be isolated in quarantine at the hospital by myself,’ Nikki said.
‘It was also one of the hardest things to see the look on Josh’s face when he could not be by his daughters side to protect or comfort her while he said goodbye to her and watched the ambulance drive away.
‘This s**t is real people and it’s really hard.’
The staff at the Casey Hospital presented baby Stevie with a certificate of bravery
Nikki posted the powerful message to raise awareness and warn other that coronavirus is not just an older person’s disease
Although little Stevie is now at home and safe now in her own bed, she is not out of the woods yet and still needs to be closely monitored over the next few days, Niki said.
‘Thank you to the outstanding care from the paramedics, the amazing nurses, doctors and admin staff at Casey Hospital and to our families who have really supported us through this ridiculously tough time.
You know who you are and we appreciate you more than we could ever say!’
Stevie is now at home and safe now in her own bed, but she is not out of the woods yet and still needs to be closely monitored over the next few days