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Thursday 18 September 2014

Agonising wait for Michelle Heaton as five-week old baby rushed to hospital with meningitis

The former Liberty X star has thanked her Twitter followers for all of their support

Published 06/04/2014 | 17:24

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Michelle Heaton and Irish husband Hugh Hanley
Michelle Heaton and Irish husband Hugh Hanley
The singer regularly shares photos of her daughter on Twitter and Instagram
The singer regularly shares photos of her daughter on Twitter and Instagram
Michelle gave birth to baby Faith in 2012
Michelle gave birth to baby Faith in 2012

The last 24 hours has been the ‘worst and scariest’ time of former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton’s life as her new born baby Aaron has been receiving medical attention for viral meningitis.

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The mum-of two turned to Twitter to voice how shocked herself and her husband Hugh Hanley were on receiving the serious diagnosis.

The active tweeter posted a series of messages earlier today making her 232,000 followers aware of the news.

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Most people with viral meningitis will suffer flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and fever.

In more severe cases, symptoms may include neck stiffness, muscle or joint pain, nausea, vomiting and photophobia (sensitivity to light). 

Some suffering with the illness - like baby Aaron - need to be treated in hospital, with an initial dose of antibiotics and then intravenous fluids.

Michelle and Hugh have recently appeared in OK! magazine with Aaron and two-year-old daughter Faith.

In November 2012, Michelle underwent a double mastectomy, just months after she discovered she had the BRCA2 gene.

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