Toddler fighting for his life after suffering seizure on Canary Islands holiday

Toddler fighting for his life after suffering seizure on Canary Islands holiday

A TODDLER is fighting for his life after suffering a seizure while on holiday with his family on the Canary Islands. Two-year-old Jaiden Potter is

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A TODDLER is fighting for his life after suffering a seizure while on holiday with his family on the Canary Islands.

Two-year-old Jaiden Potter is in a critical condition after he dropped to the ground in his family’s hotel room, stopped breathing and began to bleed from his nose and mouth.

 

His father gave the Irish boy CPR while waiting for an ambulance before little Jaiden was airlifted to the nearest hospital.

The boy’s uncle, Michael Potter, told Belfast Live he feels “completely helpless” knowing his family are so far away from home in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast man said: “My brother Derek and his wife and Jaiden lived in England for a while and when they were there Jaiden did take fits before.

“When they came home to Northern Ireland he fitted once more but the hospital were unable to do anything because he is still so young.

“Everything has been going well the last few months but today he started fitting while on holidays and he wasn’t breathing.

“An air ambulance then arrived and took him to the nearest hospital after working on him for 40 minutes.
“By the time he got to the hospital he was in a critical condition so was placed in ICU and he’s still there now. It’s heartbreaking.”

Mr Potter has set up a Go Fund Me to help his brother with the unexpected costs and is appealing to his local community to help.

He wrote: “Jaiden’s mummy and daddy are 45 minutes away from the hospital and its 120 euros to get there from their resort.

“They are having to get taxis back and fourth to the hospital so I just want to help them out.

“They have brought a certain amount of money with them for their holiday, so these added extra costs are difficult for them.”Derek’s wife is pregnant with their third child so obviously she is under a lot of stress.

“I just want to help them out with the costs as much as possible because I am not able to be physically there, I want to help from home.”


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