Mum shares frightening footage of her baby girl who went from being healthy to fighting for her life within an hour.

Katie Goulbourn posted the clip on Facebook, which shows her daughter Chloe asleep in her cot at 3.53pm, followed by a picture of her in intensive care at 5pm.

She claims her 11-week-old’s life-threatening sepsis, a violent response triggered by an infection, took just four hours in total to take over her tiny body.

Miss Goulbourn shared the video of Chloe, from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, and said if she knew the symptoms she would have been quicker to get help.

More than 1.5 million people have watched the clip, posted on Facebook, with thousands praising her for sharing it – despite it bringing back all her fear.

Miss Goulbourn added: ‘This was an extremely difficult and personal time for our family, one we have thought long and hard about sharing.

‘Ultimately we decided that if it makes one parent check symptoms quicker – then something good can come from sharing this.’

Katie shared Symptoms of Sepsis:
– Grunting noises when breathing (it started off sounding very normal, like she was trying to poo, and gradually escalated to the sounds you hear in the video)
– Struggling to breathe (notice how Chloe’s stomach is being drawn in beneath her ribs as she breathes. Signs could also be chest dropping and head bobbing with each breath)
– High or low temperature
– Mottled skin
– Off their food
– Decrease in wet nappies
– Rash which doesn’t fade when pressed

Last year grieving QLD parents were determined to raise more awareness of the infection after their son sadly died from sepsis. Read their story here.

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  • That’s so scarey how fast your healthy happy baby can turn into a baby that needs to be in intensive care. It’s only a matter of hours, so scarey


  • This is very frightening and proves how quickly a baby can go from appearing to being 100% well to fighting for life. No wonder Mums and Dads feel they have to check their baby constantly while they are asleep Most babies that age would sleep 3 or 4 hours before waking so you wouldn’t think of checking them every few minutes.


  • It would have been very traumatising time for you. Thank you for sharing this with us though. I hope Chloe makes a full recovery.


  • Frightening and hopefully other parents will now know what to look for in their children.


  • Oh sweetie. It must be incredibly scary to have your little one in hospital and with such a terrible condition. Wish Chloe all the best!!


  • Aw bless, how scary ! Thanks for sharing Katie Louise Goulbourn ! Hope and pray Chloe will recover fully, xx


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