Charlotte Dawson terrified her baby son could face permanent health issues after near fatal experience

CHARLOTTE Dawson has revealed fears for youngest son Jude after he suffered a near-fatal experience.

The reality TV star, 31, told in February how Jude – who she shares with fiance Matt Sarsfield – was rushed to hospital with breathing problems.

Charlotte has revealed she’s terrified son Jude will have permanent breathing issuesCredit: Instagram
She and fiance Matt welcomed their second son last yearCredit: Instagram
They’re also parents to three-year-old NoahCredit: Instagram

But it wasn’t the first time he’d suffered such a terrifying experience after being kept in when he was just weeks old after contracting Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).

Now Charlotte, the daughter of late comedian Les Dawson, has revealed she worries Jude will have long-term issues with his breathing.

She told new! magazine: “I worry he’s going to struggle with his breathing now or he might have asthma.

“Jude was in hospital with wires everywhere and an oxygen mask on. Seeing him like that just broke my heart, even though he was in the best place possible.

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“I didn’t know anything about RSV, but they told me at the hospital he could have died if I hadn’t brought him in.”

According to the NHS, RSV is a viral infection which is also referred to as bronchiolitis and affects babies and children under two.

Charlotte, who also shares three-year-old Noah with ruby player Matt, recently insisted awareness of RSV needs to be raised after spending time in hospital with Jude.

She wrote on Instagram: “Another scary little moment with our cherub but he is on the mend.

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“Thank god & so happy to be reunited with his big brother… the love they have for each other is everything we are so lucky & blessed.

“Bronchitis/RSV really needs to be talked about more!! From when he was last in hospital with it all 7 weeks I saw the difference in him now at 7 months being able to fight it off quicker & he is stronger and older.

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Charlotte added: “But now his chest & breathing are still really bad. It’s so scary really is…”

Meanwhile Charlotte recently showed off her impressive one stone weight loss with some before and after snaps.

The 4 signs of RSV every parent must know

Most of the time RSV symptoms are very mild and can be managed at home.

But in some cases, it can escalate, leading to deadly complications.

In very young infants, symptoms include:

  1. Refusal to breastfeed or bottle-feed
  2. Breathing more quickly and noisily (wheezing)
  3. Seeming very tired, upset or inactive
  4. Signs of dehydration – lack of tears when crying, little or no urine in their nappy for six hours, and cool, dry skin

In older kids, signs are similar to mild cold symptoms, including congestion, runny nose, fever, cough and sore throat.

Source: Asthma and Lung

She told fans: “Still a way to go but am a bit proud I’ve managed to get here and still had my treats!!

“As you know I love a glass of wine and some chocolate – and these are actual snacks on my diet!!”



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