A mum-of-ten has told of her heartbreak after her four-month-old baby boy survived Covid only to pass away from another respiratory illness a month later.
Lynne Evans, 41, said doctors did not believe that Logan, who was born with down syndrome and a heart condition, would “pull-through” when he caught the virus.
However, his parents were “left shattered” when the child managed to fight off the deadly illness only to succumb to a lung infection on Wednesday, November 10.
‘Very, very difficult on the other children’
Lynn said baby Logan’s passing had been particularly hard on her other children.
She said: “It’s been very, very difficult, and we are struggling to try and make it happy for them.”
When Logan was born on July 23 this year, doctors told parents Lynne and Shaun Evans, 40, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, that his chances of survival were slim.
Alongside Down’s Syndrome, which can lead to physical and developmental disabilities, the infant was diagnosed with a heart condition and given just weeks to live.
‘When he got Covid, the doctor said he will struggle to survive’
Logan managed to get through his first few months, and his parents were able to bring him home where they administered oxygen to him on a daily basis.
But on September 7, doctors gave Lynne and her husband the news that Logan had now caught Covid-19 and was unlikely to beat the virus.
She said: “When he got Covid, the doctor did say to me he will struggle to survive.
“We didn’t think he would pull through.”
In the weeks that followed, both his parents and medics did everything they could to try to save the infant.
To Lynne’s amazement, it was later confirmed that he had managed to beat Covid-19 following treatment.
She added: “He was treated with antibiotics, and he got through it.”
However, just a month after contracting the virus, Logan was diagnosed with bronchitis, an infection that causes the main airways of the lungs to become inflamed.
He passed away on November 10 due to the new infection.
She said: “On getting bronchitis, that put too much strain on his heart.”
Friends launch fundraiser for Logan’s funeral
Since his death last Wednesday (10 November), Lynne has been working hard to help her ten children through the grieving process as the festive period approaches.
She added: “We are trying to make them aware that even though Logan passed away, he wasn’t in any pain.”
Friends of the family have launched a fundraiser to help them cover Logan’s funeral cost, and they have so far raised £1,750 of a £3,000 goal.
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