Tuesday 26 March 2019

VIDEO: Dad is finally able to kiss his baby after doctors warned his saliva was toxic

Tom Leese

A cancer-stricken father-of-two who was told chemotherapy made his saliva toxic, was warned by doctors not to have sex with his pregnant wife, as such physical intimacy could harm their unborn child.

Diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer - one of 2,500 people under 50 to discover they have the disease every year in the UK - wine shop manager Craig Fountain, 32, who says he now values "human intimacy" far more, could not even kiss baby Lottie when she was born in January, because of the risk of poisoning her.

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