09:22 Friday 03 January 2014

Parents praise hospital after young son fell ill

Written byROB SMYTH

A FATHER has praised staff at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital for their ‘quick thinking and caring nature’ after his son fell ill.

Ian Cadd and his wife Cassie moved to thank staff at the Belvedere Road site for looking after his son Devon

The pair rushed the 22-month-old to accident and emergency department after he became unresponsive.

Doctors and nurses were quick to react when they arrived, seeing the youngster straight away, diagnosing the problem and getting him back on the road to recovery.

Mr Cadd, of Sunnyside, Newhall, contacted the Mail to offer his ‘gratitude and thanks’ to all at the hospital.

He said: “For a hospital that is often in the headlines for the wrong reasons, we would just like to say that our situation was dealt with calmly and professionally and great credit goes to the staff who dealt with us.

“Our son is on the way to making a full recovery so thank you Burton’s Queen’s Hospital for all you invaluable help with our very poorly 22-month-old son Devon in accident and emergency on Sunday, December 29.”

Mr Cadd explained how a hospital visit was needed after his son fell ill in dramatic fashion over 48 hours.

He added: “Devon had not eaten or drank anything in 48 hours.

“He also has a mild heart murmur and was getting more and more lethargic and unresponsive as the hours went on and on.

“After making the decision to go to accident and emergency, we checked Devon in at reception and a nurse fetched us before we had sat down.

“Within a couple of minutes of being in accident and emergency, Devon’s vital signs were being checked out and a few minutes later we were seen by a doctor .

“The doctor reassured us that Devon had acute tonsillitis and would be fine within a week or so as long as he took antibiotics.

“All in all a very stressful but reassuring visit to accident and emergency.”

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