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Chicken pox almost killed baby after catching it from older brother

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Edward Foxall nearly died after catching chicken pox from older brother Alfie (Picture: SWNS)

A baby was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox just days after his first birthday.

Edward Foxall contracted the flesh-eating illness from this older brother Alfie, three, at home in Peterborough on May 20.

His parents Laura, 29, and Kieran, 28, called emergency services three days later when he became breathless.

He then developed necrotising pneumonia when he arrived at hospital.

Edward was in intensive care for the next five days and doctors feared he could die.

But the youngster battled on and after five weeks of antibiotics he recovered and was able to go home.

Edward Foxall in intensive care at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox from older brother and best pal Alfie, three, just days after his first birthday. And while Alfie recovered quickly, his baby brother's condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital when he became breathless at home. Chest x-rays revealed his right lung was filled with infected fluid, and he'd developed necrotising pneumonia - a rare complication of chicken pox, eating away at his lungs.

Edward Foxall in intensive care at Addenbrookes Hospital (Picture: SWNS)

Edward Foxall in intensive care at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox from older brother and best pal Alfie, three, just days after his first birthday. And while Alfie recovered quickly, his baby brother's condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital when he became breathless at home. Chest x-rays revealed his right lung was filled with infected fluid, and he'd developed necrotising pneumonia - a rare complication of chicken pox, eating away at his lungs.

Edward was in intensive care for five days (Picture: SWNS)

Mum-of-two Mrs Foxall said: The speed at which the infection took hold was terrifying.

When we were told that Edward would have to go to Addenbrookes for intensive care, I hit rock bottom. That was the lowest moment. I was really upset.

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I genuinely wasnt sure if he was going to come back.

We might have been telling a different story if he hadnt been in hospital the night his lung filled with fluid and the infection really took hold.

Laura Foxall, 29, holding Edward Foxal during his illness. Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox from older brother and best pal Alfie, three, just days after his first birthday. And while Alfie recovered quickly, his baby brother's condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital when he became breathless at home. Chest x-rays revealed his right lung was filled with infected fluid, and he'd developed necrotising pneumonia - a rare complication of chicken pox, eating away at his lungs.

Laura Foxall, 29, holding Edward Foxal during his illness (Picture: SWNS)

Edward Foxall in hospital. Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox from older brother and best pal Alfie, three, just days after his first birthday. And while Alfie recovered quickly, his baby brother's condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital when he became breathless at home. Chest x-rays revealed his right lung was filled with infected fluid, and he'd developed necrotising pneumonia - a rare complication of chicken pox, eating away at his lungs.

Edward recovering in hospital (Picture: SWNS)

Doctors told Edwards parents he had most likely developed a serious bacterial infection and sepsis from the rapid onset of the infection.

Chest x-rays showed his right lung was filled with infected fluid.

Mrs Foxall said she hadnt thought Edwards chicken was serious at first because his brother Alfies illness had cleared up quickly.

(L-R) Laura Foxall, 29, Alfie Foxall, 3, Kieran Foxall, 28, and Edward Foxall, 1. Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox from older brother and best pal Alfie, three, just days after his first birthday. And while Alfie recovered quickly, his baby brother's condition deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital when he became breathless at home. Chest x-rays revealed his right lung was filled with infected fluid, and he'd developed necrotising pneumonia - a rare complication of chicken pox, eating away at his lungs.

(L-R) Laura Foxall, 29, Alfie Foxall, 3, Kieran Foxall, 28, and Edward Foxall, 1. Little Edward Foxall (Picture: SWNS)

(Back) Archie Foxall, 3, and (Front) Edward Foxall, 1 .Little Edward Foxall, one, was left fighting for his life after catching chicken pox from his older brother Alife, three - causing a flesh-eating disease to start feeding on his lungs. See SWNS story SWTPfox. A mum has told how her baby son nearly died after he caught chicken pox from his big brother - and it caused a flesh-eating disease to feed on his lungs. Edward Foxall was left scratching and covered in spots after getting chicken pox fr</br><a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/16/chicken-pox-almost-killed-baby-catching-older-brother-10355597/><strong>Read More – Source</strong></a></p><div id=

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