‘Haunt me forever’: Doctor Who star's wife shares heartbreaking photo of newborn in hospital

Photo: Georgia Tennant / Instagram
Photo: Georgia Tennant / Instagram 

There is almost nothing more terrifying than having a critically-ill baby in hospital.

It's a fact that Doctor Who actor David Tennant and his wife Georgia have sadly discovered first-hand.

Georgia Tennant has revealed the couple's two-month-old baby was rushed to hospital recently with a fever, writing that the six day stint "... will haunt me forever."

While Georgia didn't say what illness the baby had suffered other than a high temperature, cough and lethargy, she thanked the public health system profusely, admitting that she had initially though the interventions were "over the top."

The notoriously private Tennants have never revealed the baby's sex or name.

She began her Instagram post to her 138,000 followers, "My GP sent my baby to A and E after spiking a high temperature. Eyes rolling at this seemingly over-the-top reaction, reluctantly I trudged along, mildly coughing child in tow, to my nearest [public] hospital."

She then wrote that they were, "seen within 10 minutes." 

She then details how her baby was quickly admitted, commenting how the medical staff of the UK's National Health Service (like Medicare) were "over the top" - a tongue-in-cheek poke at her own initial attitude.

"After being checked over by two 'over the top' NHS nurses and another two 'over the top' NHS doctors, the now slightly lethargic baby was admitted."

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Last Wednesday my NHS GP sent my baby to A&E after spiking a high temperature. Eyes rolling at this seemingly over the top reaction, reluctantly I trudged along, mildly coughing child in tow, to my nearest NHS hospital. We were seen within 10 minutes. After being checked over by 2 ‘over the top’ NHS nurses and another 2 ‘over the top’ NHS doctors, the now slightly lethargic baby was admitted. What ensued over the subsequent 6 days will haunt me forever but now back home, on the sofa, my baby tube free and pink again I take away one thing; our NHS is magic. An underfunded, understaffed and under threat sort of magic. Full of amazing people whose ‘over the topness’ puts people back on sofas together. I can’t thank you enough NHS and from now on my family will do all it can to help keep you together. Just as you did for us. #nhs @nhsmillion @cwpluscharity

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What happened during the six day hospitalisation of the infant isn't mentioned, but it's clear the baby has pulled through just fine. Mum not so much, however Georgia is full of gratitude to the UK's public hospital system; a sentiment most parents emerge with after a frightening health crisis with a baby.

"What ensued over the subsequent six days will haunt me forever but now back home, on the sofa, my baby tube-free and pink again, I take away one thing; our NHS is magic."

She continued, "An underfunded, understaffed and under threat sort of magic. Full of amazing people whose 'over the topness' puts people back on sofas together. I can't thank you enough NHS and from now on my family will do all it can to help keep you together. Just as you did for us," indicating the famous family would be donating to assist the public health service in its work.

Georgia's followers were quick to send their best wishes.

"I can't even begin to imagine how scary that was, thinking of you all."

"So sorry you went through this but so happy you had great care and you're all home together."

"How terrifying! Glad baby is doing better!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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