Stephanie and James are holed up in their flat in Worthing, West Sussex – both wearing masks after being told by experts to self-isolate Credit: Chris Eades
The mum of two, , is anxiously awaiting test results after eight-month-old James
developed symptoms in Worthing, West Sussex .
She added: “I have to live every moment wondering if he might die.”
Stephanie was told by medics that eight-month-old James came into “direct, significant contact” with a doctor who is infected.
The tot has since had severe symptoms, including a sweltering temperature, coughing fits, runny nose and extreme fatigue.
Mum-of-two Stephanie is due to receive test results tomorrow to find out if he or she have the virus, which has killed 1, 823 worldwide.
The pair are holed up in their flat in Worthing, West Sussex – both wearing masks after being told by experts to self-isolate.
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Stephanie has accused officials at Worthing Hospital – where the doctor treated James – of leaving her family high and dry since they were found to be at risk.
She said: “We have been abandoned. I have to live every moment wondering if my little boy might die and no one is helping me.
“I’ve had nothing from the hospital. Not a ‘How are you?’ Or ‘What’s going on?’ ‘How’s the baby?’ We’ve just been told to stay indoors and call if our symptoms get worse.
“The first thing going through my head is that this thing is going to kill me, my son, my ex-partner and daughter.
“James had a terrible temperature of 96. 3C.
“He has an awful cold, a bad cough, his nose has been running.
“My daughter has also been having coughing fits.
“I have been feeling sick. It’s been a living nightmare. ”