Jordan Fish, clavier-percussionniste-chanteur de BMTH, est devenu papa pour la première fois il y a deux semaines. Il était malheureusement absent au festival Rock en Seine à Paris ce samedi pour rester au chevet de sa femme et de leur bébé Eliot, qui a dû être hospitalisé le dimanche 21 août suite à une crise inexpliquée. Eliot, âgé de 4 jours, a été plongé dans un coma artificiel. Les médecins ont découvert un saignement aigu au centre de son cerveau. A ce jour, Eliot est encore hospitalisé, mais n'a plus besoin d'assistance respiratoire.
Pour remercier les équipes qui ont pris soin de son bébé, Jordan a décidé de se lancer dans une aventure qui lui permettrait de récolter suffisamment d'argent pour payer à ce service un nouveau lit. Oliver Sykes, chanteur de Bring Me The Horizon, s'est de suite associé à son musicien afin de sensibiliser les gens aux maladies des nouveaux-nés. Jordan et Oli s'envoleront donc pour l'Afrique en janvier et escalader le Kilimandjaro. Ils récoltent des fonds pour cette bonne cause et vous pouvez les aider par ici : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JordanandOli
On the evening of Sunday 21st August, our 4 day old baby Eliot suffered what we eventually found out was a Brain Haemorrhage. My wife Emma and I reacted as quickly as we could as soon as we began to feel his crying changed from what you would consider ‘normal’ to something else. We called an ambulance in the early hours of the morning and did our best to keep him calm, awake and alive. When we arrived at Basingstoke hospital Eliot had stopped breathing more than once and was having seizures. Emma held him in the ambulance and kept him alive even though she could feel him drifting away in her arms. The hospital staff put Eliot into a coma, took over his breathing and sedated him to get the seizure under control. Once they felt he was stable enough, within about an hour or two of us arriving, they scanned Eliot’s brain. The scan showed an acute bleed in the centre of his brain and some ‘unusual’ tissue which may have caused the bleed. In the early hours of Monday morning we were transferred in a special ambulance to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton hospital where he stayed for 5 days under the 24hr supervision on the amazing team there. We are still at Southampton hospital but have now moved from the intensive care Ward to a different children's ward where Eliot is receiving excellent care and attention. In terms of Eliot's recovery we still have a very long way to go and we are taking each day at a time, however he is still alive to fight, he is breathing on his own and we are seeing small improvements every day. He is a little fighter and has shown amazing signs of recovery already, even at this early stage. We owe that completely to the Nurses, Doctors, Neurologists and staff at PICU. (Please see next post...)