Kate Lawler has opened up about how she’s been coping through her newborn daughter’s health scares.
The Big Brother 2002 winner, 40, has had to rush little Noa to hospital three times in the three weeks since she was born.
And earlier this week she suffered an infection and was put on antibiotics following her third trip to A&E.
Taking to her Instagram account on Wednesday night, Kate revealed she’s been struggling to get out of bed while worrying about her baby girl.
Kate and her fiancé Martin, who she calls Boj, had taken Noa to be registered the same day as her trip to hospital.
She shared some pictures of them looking happy as they went to get the job done.
But then there were photos of poor Noa in her hospital bed with a big bandage on her arm and being seen to by a doctor.
The last photo was of an exhausted-looking Kate posing with Noa in her carseat as they got ready to leave hospital.
Kate captioned the photos: “Noa decided to spend the day we registered her at the local town hall by allowing us to enjoy a dirty cheese pizza afterwards and then spiking a temperature, resulting in a trip to a&e and an overnight stay in hospital due to an infection.
“While the doctor informed us that Noa was showing signs of being quite sick and her initial tests were cause of concern, she fought back with antibiotics and we were sent home yesterday knowing that the chances of meningitis or septicaemia were now very low.
“We’re still waiting the final blood culture results from the lab but she’s been feeding well, she looks healthier and apart from hardly any sleep last night because of tummy cramps (a side effect of the antibiotics) she’s doing so much better and today is hopefully the only day we had to go back for her daily dose of IV antibiotics.
“Fingers crossed she gets the all clear tomorrow morning and we don’t need to go back for further IV antibiotics.
“This time three weeks ago she was just 7 hours old!
“It’s been the most challenging, emotionally draining and stressful three weeks of my life but I pray we have turned a corner now and can start to enjoy the newborn bubble everyone seems to have which so far has felt more like a horrible fairground ride I want to get off.
“It doesn’t mean I don’t love Noa, I’ve just honestly struggled and some days found it hard to even get out of bed.
“Winston Churchill once said ‘If you’re going through hell, keep going’ so that’s what I intend to do for my daughter.
“Happy 3 weeks on planet earth my little warrior, she has no idea how much she’s loved far and wide.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued love and support on this journey we’re on.
“My family, my fiancé, friends, you guys, you all mean the world to me.”