Coronation Street storyline SAVES the life of an Irish baby21st Aug 18 | News
For decades, Coronation Street has been known for it's hard-hitting storylines that raise awareness and conversation for many.
A recent storyline, that saw Jack Webster contract sepsis in a cut on his knee while out playing football, helped save a four month old baby's life.
Corrie fan Aoife Duffy had the episode in the back of her mind when she became worried after baby daughter Eabha was seriously unwell. Recognising the symptoms from Jack's storyline in the soap, the Belfast mum decided to rush her daughter straight to A&E.
Aoife told Belfast Live:
"We made a GP appointment, but I Googled her symptoms and remembered on Coronation Street when the symptoms weren't picked up by the GP several times, so I didn't want to take any chances.
They saw us straight away and took a sample of her urine which showed signs of infection.
Quite early on the doctor could see that sepsis was developing. They feared meningitis and had to test for it.
I can't stop thinking about what would have happened had we just bought her to the GP and not followed our gut instinct.
Please don't wait for your child's symptoms to worsen. If you have a gut instinct that something isn't right please take them straight to hospital. I could have been telling a very different story if I hadn't."
Because it had been caught early, the life threatening condition was soon brought under control and little Eabha is now fighting fit.