Rosanna Davison has warned parents to “trust your instincts and don’t take any chances with their health” after her daughter Sophia was rushed to hospital.
Opening up on Instagram, the model had told followers on Saturday night, that while on a walk with her brother Michael and parents, little Sophia was feeling unwell and had to be taken to the hospital. However, she wasn’t able to share details then, promising concerned followers she would update when she had a chance.
Thankful, Rosanna returned to reveal Sophia was okay, and opened up about the experience, warning other parents how serious their children’s health should be taken.
Sharing what happened, Rosanna wrote: “Just thought I would run through what happened with Sophia yesterday – purely if you’re a parent of a small child in a similar situation, just so you know to move rapidly. Don’t wait around, trust your instincts and don’t take any chances with their health as we found, because the situation can deteriorate quite rapidly.”
“So a couple of days ago Sophia had a temperature and was complaining of a sick stomach so I had kept her out of school earlier in the week. Yesterday I took her temperature in the morning and it was fine, I did feel that she was a little bit quieter than her normal bubbly self but we headed out for a walk anyway and met my brother and my parents,” she wrote.
“We weren’t out that long when she really began to go downhill. She developed a flushed red rash across her face, little red bumps. But, it was her tongue that gave me the biggest fright.”
“It was bright red, little sore bumps all over it – quite similar to the rash on her face – and a white coating in the centre. She was drowsy and lethargic and was developing a temperature at this stage. She also fell asleep during the walk which isn’t normal for her.”
The former Miss Universe, rushed her daughter to St Michael’s outpatient department.
“She got hotter and hotter in the waiting room so by the time she saw the doctor she had a temperature of nearly 40.”
“It was in St Michael’s Hospital in the outpatient department and it was really quick, efficient and really friendly,” the mum-of-three praised.
Sophia was diagnosed with Scarlet Fever, and given anti-biotics, which Rosanna shared were already making a big improvement.
“She is in much better spirits today thank goodness. She’s still a little bit tired and off her food but she’s drinking plenty of liquids. So that was our experience, it gave me a fright I won’t lie. It was the speed of which she deteriorated that was shocking. I think it’s so important to move quickly and don’t wait around.” she explained.
Here’s wishing little Sophia well!