Hospital praised for saving baby

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A TINY baby girl who contracted viral meningitis has been given the all-clear by doctors at Milton Keynes hospital after putting her parents through a near four-week ordeal.

Relieved parents Dean Buey and Claire Grego-Buey of Emerson Valley have praised staff at the hospital for saving 14-week-old baby Hope.

“They were absolutely brilliant, especially the two consultants who looked after Hope,” said Dean.

“I know Milton Keynes Hospital sometimes gets criticised, but they were amazing and saved our baby girl – I couldn’t fault them at all.”

Dean and Claire first noticed there was a problem with Hope on January 16 after she wouldn’t stop crying.

They took her to hospital, where she started fitting. She was then taken for tests in Northampton and the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford and given a general anaesthetic for a spinal tap.

Tests confirmed Hope had viral meningitis and the terrified parents spent every day in hospital at their daughter’s side for three and a half weeks

Added Dean: “It was the worst experience of my life when Hope got ill. Doctors said if she survived she could lost lose her sight and hearing.”

“So on Wednesday we were so glad to be told she will make a full recovery, and it’s all down to those doctors.”

Hope is the couple’s first child, but Dean joked: “After everything Hope’s put us through she might be our only child!”