Jessie Cave Urges Parents to Spot Warning Signs of COVID-19 in Infants
Earlier this month, Cave revealed on Instagram that her son Abraham (also known as “Bam”), born in October 2020, had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and was hospitalized. Bam has since been released from the hospital, but Cave spoke to television host Lorraine Kelly on her eponymous program, Lorraine, about the experience.
Kelly asked Cave if she knew how Bam had managed to contract COVID-19, to which Cave explained that she didn’t know and that she has remained asymptomatic.
Even after, I did go and get a test because I wanted to see my mum and family at Christmas and then, obviously, we couldn’t, and then he was completely fine – as in absolutely nothing wrong – and then over a week, almost two weeks later, just suddenly turned.
Cave added that it was a matter of trusting her instincts as a parent.
Within a day of realizing he was just changing a little bit and he wasn’t feeding as much and his cry was different – it was like a different baby – I just went for it and went into A&E. And I think that’s what everyone has to do. They just have to be so aware of a sudden, quick change.
Additionally, Cave emphasized that hospitals in the United Kingdom are not as overwhelmed with pediatric COVID-19 cases at the moment and urged parents in a similar situation not to be scared of taking their children to the hospital to seek treatment amid the pandemic.
Just don’t wait, basically. Go.
Cave also revealed to Kelly that her boyfriend, Alfie Brown, now has COVID-19 too.
He’s okay, yeah. He’s doing much better now, but yeah. It’s just bizarre how it didn’t really affect me and it’s completely affected him, and then we know people who have had to go to hospital. It’s a lottery, really. It can affect you, and you just never expected it.
Here’s hoping that Jessie Cave and her family will be back in good health soon!
Wondering if your child might have COVID-19? The NHS has more information about COVID-19 symptoms in children.