The mother of a baby who died of coronavirus after surviving open heart surgery says she & # 39; will always be grateful & # 39; for NHS staff who saved their daughter's life.
Six-month-old Erin Bates was found fighting for her life in a high-dependency unit at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, after she was diagnosed with the virus after she had already overcome problems with her heart and windpipe .
Erin, who was born with just 5lbs 4oz, required major surgery and will remain a long patient because of her other medical issues, but has made a great recovery from the virus, with mother Emma, who did not their child is considered a & # 39; real fighter & # 39; & # 39 ;.
When she appeared on Good Morning Britain out of the hospital, Emma was surprised by nurse Jane Guy and ward manager Laura Knight, who said she & # 39; went above and beyond & # 39; went to save Erin's life.
Six-month-old Erin Bates (pictured) was charged for her life in a high-dependency unit at Alder Hey Children & # 39; s Hospital, in Liverpool. She appeared on Good Morning Britain with mother Emma after she was fully recovered from coronavirus
Erin, who was born with just 5 lbs 4oz, required major surgery and will remain a long patient because of her other medical issues. Pictured, Emma and Wayne with Erin for their coronavirus diagnosis
& # 39; She's fantastic, she's doing really well & # 39 ;, Emma said. & # 39; We were scared and of course it was unknown.
& # 39; We didn't know if she would be okay, but she did it really well, she added. She did so well. & # 39;
After hosts Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid announced that the staff would also appear, Emma said: & # 39; I just want to say, we can't thank you enough.
& # 39; You've been incredible, you've gone above and beyond. We will always be grateful. & # 39;
The mother, who spent 14 days in isolation with her baby daughter, says she & # 39; will always be grateful & # 39; for NHS staff who saved their daughter's life
Emma was surprised nurse Jane Guy (left) and department manager Laura Knight (right), who & # 39; t told them & # 39; above and beyond & # 39; went to save Erin's life
Nurse Jane added: & # 39; Erin did most of & # 39; e hard, she's a real fighter and she's awesome.
& # 39; It was worrying increased and it still is, but Erin was cycling. She's a real fighter, it's just amazing, and Emma too, Emma has been amazing. & # 39;
The new mother admitted that she was & # 39; so grateful & # 39; was to be isolated with her baby for 14 days, and helped to look after her.
& # 39; I was isolated with them, & # 39; said Emma. & # 39; When we got the news, I spent the full 14 days with her, so I was so grateful to help her look after her. But all the staff were really supportive when we went in isolation. & # 39;
The new mom went on to host (pictured) Piers Morgan that she & # 39; s so grateful & # 39; was to have been in isolation with her baby for 14 days to help her
Erin was applauded by nurses for not getting their coats out of Alder Hey's high dependency unit yesterday. She is pictured chatting with host Susannah Council
Erin was applauded by nurses when their # last week ran out of Alder Hey's high dependency unit.
Her mother went through: & # 39; She is basically a fighter, she fought with open heart surgery and then also had respiratory problems, but she just fought. I can't believe how well she did. & # 39;
Emma & # 39; s husband Wayne was able to visit his wife but still cannot see Erin, as it is not the hospital policy for only one family member to visit a patient while the coronavirus outbreak continues.
& # 39; He had to be isolated at home, Emma said, & # 39; He couldn't see our angel. We FaceTime him every day to make sure he had contact. & # 39;
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