Jordan Banjo shares newborn son’s health update after being hospitalised with sepsis | The Sun

JORDAN Banjo has updated fans on his son's health after the newborn was rushed to hospital with sepsis.

The I'm A Celebrity star shared news of Atreus' alongside a photo of them napping together on a hospital ward after a tough few days.

"Been a scary few days, but Atreus is a little trooper," Jordan, 30, said.

"Glad to be back on positive ground after all that.

"Seeing your baby hooked up to all sorts of cables and machines, hearing words like sepsis and meningitis is never going to be easy."

Jordan went on to say "a huge thank you" to The Neptune Ward at Southend Hospital where Atreus was treated, and added: "You’re the best."


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The Diversity dancer and his wife Naomiwelcomed son Atreus into the world in April.

They took their little boy to A&E last night after “feeling like something wasn’t right”.

Naomi updated fans on her seven week old son with an emotional post, writing that her “heart was breaking”.

She said she and Jordan had been quiet on social media because they had been by their son's bedside in hospital as he received treatment, and splitting their time between the hospital and home with their two other children.

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She wrote: “Ahh gosh, where do we start … in case you’re wondering where we’ve been, last week I took Atreus to A&E after feeling like something wasn’t right".

The worried mum then said Atreus had been immediately admitted to the hospital with sepsis and suspected meningitis.

The pair have been alternating nights in hospital and at home in order to ensure some “normality”, but said it’s been “tough”.

She continued: “We’ve cried a lot, we’ve barely slept, and we’ve discussed the worst but we’ve carried each other through possibly one of the most traumatic weeks of our lives.”

“You never think it would be your baby and honestly I can’t explain how awful it is having to leave your poorly baby behind in a hospital and go home and just be ‘mummy’ to your other children when inside your heart is breaking.

“It’s been tough but we’ve done our best for our babies. All we need now is our family back together where we belong.”

Naomi reassured fans that her little boy was making a recovery, saying “things are looking positive”.

She went on: “We are finally seeing an improvement. Our super brave strong boy has had all sorts of blood tests, a lumber puncture and constant prodding and poking this week but there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel and we cannot wait to get him home where he belongs.”

The worried mum said Atreus will continue with antibiotics for another week and went onto urge other parents to be alert when it comes to spotting sepsis symptoms, insisting that it’s “important to recognise” the signs of the life-threatening illness.

"We still don’t really have answers and it’s another week ahead of antibiotics but he’s on the right path and we are just keeping positive.”

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when your immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage your body's tissue and organs.

As with many life-threatening illnesses, the most vulnerable are newborns, young children and the elderly, as well as anyone with a weakened immune system.

Meningitis is often mistaken as the flu – but it is a potentially deadly disease most common in babies, young children, teenagers and young adults.

Jordan and Naomi welcomed their third child in April.

The Diversity performer, 30, took to Instagram to upload a sweet black and white video showing his spouse's maternity journey, posted with the caption: "Hello world."

It captured everything from Naomi's growing baby bump to the little boy's arrival, him meeting his siblings and a family party to celebrate him.

Jordan then revealed the first image of his adorable newborn baby boy's face – as well as his name – in a separate picture-post.

In a proud dad caption he gushed: "Atreus Funso Banjo 20.04.2023 8lb 8oz.

I’m so proud of you @naomibanjo, my angel, my wife and the most incredible mum to our children, thank you for our 3 beautiful children, a gift I can never repay, I love you."

Jordan and Naomi tied the knot in August 2022.

He proposed to Naomi in the summer of 2020, but the wedding was delayed due to Covid.

On May 9, 2018, Jordan revealed Naomi had given birth to a baby boy.

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The couple welcomed their son into the world on May 7, and named him Cassius Ashley Banjo.

The couple had their second baby on July 23, 2019, and named her Mayowa Angel.

What are the signs of sepsis you should never ignore?

If you, a loved one, or in the case of medical professionals their patient, feels "severely sick", doesn't appear to be themselves and shows any of the following symptoms, sepsis should be suspected:

  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever and chills
  • Thirst
  • Difficult or rapid breathing
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low urine output

If a person is suffering these symptoms and they are thought to have suffered an infection – pneumonia, abdominal infection, urinary infection, or a wound – sepsis is a likely cause.

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