12 January 2021 12:53
Jessie Cave has discussed her baby son Abraham's COVID-19 battle and her relief that she took him to hospital as soon as he became unwell. The actress' youngest child, three months, was discharged from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital last week, two days after the thespian, 33, confirmed his diagnosis. Appearing on Tuesday's Lorraine, she said: 'We're fine, we're doing well, we're much better' before discussing the onset of the deadly virus on her baby. She said: 'It's the most contagious thing. Update: Jessie Cave has discussed her baby son Abraham's COVID-19 battle and her relief that she took him to hospital as soon as he became unwell Jessie was gravely concerned by the change in Abraham's behaviour and rushed him to hospital.
'Everyone has to be so aware of a quick change because it could have been very different if I hadn't gone in. Tough times: The actress' youngest child, three months, was discharged from Chelsea & Westminster Hospital last week, two days after the thespian, 33, confirmed his diagnosis Giving an update on Abraham's recovery at home, she said: 'He's OK, he's doing much better now. The mum-of-three is now quarantining apart from partner Alfie Brown and their two other children amid Abraham's recovery. Recovery: Appearing on Tuesday's Lorraine, she said: 'We're fine, we're doing well, we're much better' before discussing the onset of the deadly virus on her baby' The star said Abraham's diagnosis had given her a wake-up call and made her respect just how 'dangerous' COVID-19 is. She said: 'My brother is an A&E doctor and my dad runs a vaccination hub and listening to them, it's amazing how worse it is this time.
Jessie shared her thankful note alongside the images, writing: 'Baby is home now. The film star previously confirmed her baby was 'okay and doing well' having been stricken with the 'powerful and contagious' strain of the virus. Jessie was doting on Abraham in the snap as she shared the news with her 162,000 Instagram followers that he was now at home. Home again: On Thursday, the London native expressed her gratitude towards the NHS for their help after her little one was released from hospital In the images she posted, she showed the bed she had been given next to his hospital cot, his sterilised bottles, her various creams and a video of Abraham. On Tuesday morning, the actress shared a snap of her baby in a hospital cot in an isolated room, with an iPad playing Boris Johnson's national address announcing lockdown in the forefront in her initial announcement. In her caption, Jessie - who has Abraham, son Donnie, five, and daughter Margot, three, with comedian Alfie Brown - confirmed her baby is 'okay and doing well' having been stricken with the 'super powerful and contagious' strain of the virus. London-based Jessie welcomed Abraham in October and the newborn spent the first days of his life in the neo-natal unit following her 'terrifying and humbling' pregnancy, before being discharged in November. Having left the hospital in November, Jessie was back with her youngest after he contracted the new strain of the virus. Her strong boy: The media personality shared a series of images from his stay in hospital Tough times: The doodlist previously confirmed her baby was 'okay and doing well' having been stricken with the 'powerful and contagious' strain of the virus 'Please wish baby a speedy recovery': She asked for well wishes from her followers as she confirmed he tested positive for the virus She later took to Instagram stories to share more snaps from inside the hospital, including stethoscope hanging over the bed, a breakfast of Cornflakes and juice and a sweet image of Abraham. In November, research found that newborn babies are very unlikely to become severely ill with Covid-19, with researchers also concluding that the chances of a baby catching the virus from their infected mother is very slim. Research shows that only about 2% to 5% of infants born to women with COVID-19 near time of delivery test positive for the virus in the days after birth Infants who have COVID-19 or who can't be tested due to a lack of availability and have no symptoms might be discharged from the hospital, depending on the circumstances. Infants who test negative for COVID-19 can be sent home from the hospital. Just 66 babies out of 118,000 born in the UK between March and April, at the peak of the first wave, caught the illness in their first month of life — the equivalent of one in 1,785 births or 0.06 per cent. Whirlwind: Jessie famously became pregnant with her first child after a one-night stand with her on-off partner in 2014 (pictured with their kids Donnie, six, and Margot, four) In October, when announcing Abraham's arrival, Jessie posted a picture of herself breastfeeding and revealed he's 'in the neo natal unit but he's a strong boy'. Together again: Earlier this year, stand-up star Alfie revealed he and Jessie rekindled their relationship after splitting up when Margot was only 10 weeks old My partner Alfie and I split up when Margot was only 10 weeks old.' Following a "sudden and quick" labour, the Harry Potter star was informed her child had contracted Covid. Responding to Lorraine's question about how her newborn contracted it, she said: "I was completely symptomless. However, as the NHS points out, children and babies will still get illnesses that can make them very unwell quickly. Harry Potter star Jessie Cave appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday where she spoke about her terrifying experience of her newborn baby getting Covid. Jessie said she still does not know how her 11-week-old baby, Tenn, contracted the illness, but her partner is currently in the throes of it and really suffering. "All I know is it's absolutely the most contagious thing," said the Lavender Brown actress. "Within a day of realising he was just kind of changing a little bit, he wasn't feeding as much and his cry was different, it was like a different baby. "I just went for it and I went into A&E, I think that's what everyone has to do, they have to be aware of a sudden quick change, because it could have been a completely different story if I hadn't gone in." Lorraine apologised after accidentally referring to her partner as her husband, and Jessie laughed: He's not my husband, he's my boyfriend, he doesn't want to get married!" Jessie went on: "He has now got the virus, it's just a weird delay. "It's such a strange illness and it affects everyone completely differently and so it's completely affected our lives over this period of time, I can't really imagine a normal day now." She added: "He is ok, he's doing much better now, it's just bizarre how it didn't affect me and it's completely affected him." She continued: "Everyone has said to me, 'I didn't think babies can get it' but it can affect everyone. (Image: Instagram/Jessie Cave) That's why they treated it so seriously… even my breast feeding was completely affected by this, even two nights of a change of routine has affected us. Because of the stress, my milk dried up a little bit and now I've had to give him formula and so our entire lives have changed."