A Daddy meets her newborn son for the first time, five weeks after he gave birth to his wife, Covid, in a coma.
Andrew Allen took a brief look at a photo he had previously left of the baby Oliver in his sick bed.
Three more weeks before he first saw his boy in the hospital corridor.
Andrew, 32, said: “I was going to the ward because I was getting better and the counselor arranged for me to see him in the corridor. I first met Oliver.
“It was overwhelming – not the fact that I saw my son for the first time, but at the time I didn’t see my daughter for about three and a half weeks.”
Andrew of Bolton, a colleague at the aerospace engineering firm last July, fell ill after testing positive for the Kovid-19.
Over the next ten days he lost smell, had vomiting and diarrhea but felt he might have an error after a negative PCR test.
His wife, Charlotte, 32, a retail worker, went to the hospital on July 27 and gave birth the next morning.
Andrew was taken to the hospital a few hours later due to an increasing illness.
She said: “My mum called for an ambulance and the paramedics could hear my breath on the phone.
“I was not breathing properly. My mum described it as a death savage. I was severely ill.
“My oxygen stats are very low and one of the worst cases they have seen.
“I remember trying to tell the paramedic that my son was born, but I kept telling him to remove my mask.”
Andrew was put into an airy and medically induced coma. He then tested positive for Kovid.
When he woke up two weeks later he saw a picture of his daughter Imogen, five and a baby.
Andrew, returning to work but still recovering, said: “When I got Kovid I knew I was going to lose birth and I was gut. I was disappointed when I found out I was missing it. ”