Lucy Mecklenburgh’s baby daughter rushed to hospital with breathing issues

Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed she was out of action online for a lengthy period after her baby daughter Lilah needed urgent medical treatment.

The 30-year-old – who gave birth to her second child with TV star Ryan Thomas back in May – explained they'd been through a frightful experience with their "really poorly" little girl.

Their tot was dashed to hospital where she was given oxygen and fed via a tube until her condition stabilised.

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When it comes to social media, Lucy's Instagram account is always active which led fans to suspect something worrying had happened give her sudden absence.

After the former TOWIE star had received an in-flux of messages on the platform regarding her lack of posts, she decided to update fans on the situation.

Lucy explained that Lilah had been diagnosed with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) which caused bronchiolitis.

While most people will make a full recovery from the respiratory virus, which infects the lungs and breathing passages, it can prove to be serious for infants and the elderly.

The former reality star shared an image of her tiny baby swaddled in blanket and cosily placed in a DockAtot sleepyhead with a tube running from her nose.

She wrote alongside the heartbreaking pic: "Lots of messages asking where I've been for five days.

"Unfortunately Lilah got really poorly with Bronchiolitis so we have had a few days in hospital."

Lucy confirmed: "She is home now and doing well."

Outlining the situation, to warn other parents, the social media influencer continued: "I'm obviously not in any position to give medical advice but this is our experience for parents that may want to know what happened and what to look out for.

"It started with Roman having a really bad cough I presume he picked up at a pre-school then Lilah caught it.

"Three days in she wasn't coping with it very well, tummy sucking in, cough getting worse, high temperature, coughing and choking on milk and her saliva."

Updating on how worrisome her daughter's condition had been, she added: "In hospital she needed some oxygen and was tube fed for a couple of days,

"She had a nose swab that tested positive to RSV which causes Bronchiolitis.

"The swab isn't routine anymore but with Roman's health issues it was important for me to know exactly what she had."

Lucy confirmed that little Lilah is thankfully doing much better and has now returned home with mum, dad and her older brother Roman, two.

The mum-of-two finished up with: "She's home and happy now, just a little sleepy and still has a bad cough."


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