Bucks Fizz singer Jay Aston tells of daughters bacterial meningitis
Monday, April 18, 2022
Bucks Fizz Singer Jay Aston Tells of Daughter's Bacterial Meningitis
The 'Buckets Fizz' star has spoken of the heartache his daughter has been experiencing during a time of adversity. His 18-year-old daughter Josie is battling bacterial meningitis in hospital after her organs failed last month. She is currently undergoing treatment at a specialist kidney unit in King's College Hospital in south London‚ where doctors say it's 50/50 whether Josie will recover. Bacterial meningitis is a serious illness that causes swollen membranes‚ which can be life threatening.
Jay Aston's daughter has bacterial meningitis
The Bucks Fizz
star has been in the spotlight over his daughter Josie's health. After noticing her arm was rashy‚ Jay rushed her to hospital. However‚ the ambulance failed to arrive. Doctors then diagnosed her with bacterial meningitis. As a result‚ she is in an induced coma in a specialist kidney unit. She has since recovered and is expected to be released from hospital this week. When doctors examined Josie‚ they noticed that she had a rash on her arm and a high temperature. She was rushed to the hospital‚ where doctors said she had bacterial meningitis and was in a coma for about five days. The illness can be mistaken for a hangover or the flu. Fortunately‚ Josie's doctors were able to save her life‚ but the road to recovery will be long and painful. Jay and Josie's daughter were devastated to learn about the disease and her condition. Josie's father had contracted meningitis more than 19 years ago and Jay was concerned that his daughter had it as well. Luckily‚ doctors realised that Josie was in a coma and immediately gave her antibiotics. The doctors were able to save Josie's life and put her into a coma‚ but the next day her organs began to fail. Jay rushed Josie to hospital with her husband‚ Dave Colquhoun. As soon as they saw her‚ they were stunned.
It is more serious than viral meningitis
Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. This condition is potentially life-threatening if not treated promptly. Infection by bacteria is more serious than viral meningitis‚ which can lead to stroke‚ paralysis‚ and even death. Thankfully‚ there are vaccines that can protect you against the disease. However‚ proper handwashing and staying away from sick people are still your best defenses. Bacterial meningitis is a rare condition‚ but it is far more serious than viral meningitis. Bacteria in the meninges can cause a common upper respiratory tract infection‚ and then travel through the bloodstream to the brain. This type of meningitis is more serious than viral meningitis and can cause permanent brain damage‚ hearing loss‚ and even death. Bacterial meningitis is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae‚ the same bacteria that causes pneumonia. This form of meningitis can also spread to the spinal cord or fluids surrounding the brain. Pneumococcal meningitis is highly contagious‚ so vaccination is essential. There are two vaccines available to prevent meningitis. Those with weak immune systems and those traveling to countries where the disease is endemic are at increased risk. In order to prevent bacterial meningitis‚ it is important to keep your hands clean. Washing hands frequently is important and should be a part of your daily routine. If you have been in contact with ill people‚ avoid touching food and drinks they're sharing. It is also important to seek medical attention if your baby is cranky or feverless. If you've recently been in close contact with someone with meningitis‚ take preventative medicine.
It can cause brain damage
The tragic story of the singer's daughter Josie is a heartbreaking one‚ and it's no wonder that he's so worried about her recovery. Last month‚ she was put in intensive care and was later put into a coma‚ but she is expected to make a full recovery - eventually. The infection is caused by bacterial meningitis‚ an inflammation of the membranes protecting the spinal cord and brain. When left untreated‚ bacterial meningitis can cause serious problems‚ including brain damage and death. During the recent general election‚ Jay Aston‚ a member of the Brexit Party‚ failed to win the seat in the Westminster parliamentary constituency. He has now been a member of the charity Raffem‚ which supports brain injury victims. Although his campaign failed to win the seat‚ he is still active in the music industry‚ despite his lack of electoral success. The band was formed in 1981‚ and Jay Aston subsequently won the Eurovision Song Contest with the band. After years of infighting‚ Cheryl Dawson and Jay reunited on Dancing On Ice and made up. Josie has also moved back home with her partners. Cheryl has been through a financial slump and regrets the 'devastating' ordeal‚ saying that she couldn't be without her daughter. However‚ despite the pain and heartache‚ she still wants to share her success story with her fans.
It can cause hearing loss
It can cause many problems for the person who suffers from hearing loss‚ ranging from depression and isolation to problems in daily activities. For example‚ it may make the person withdraw from social gatherings‚ and they may even become reclusive. If not treated‚ hearing problems can worsen and eventually lead to total loss of hearing. Hearing aids‚ special training‚ certain medicines‚ and surgery can help the person deal with the problem. Depending on the type of hearing loss‚ it can range from mild to severe. The common causes of sensorineural hearing loss are infectious diseases‚ such as measles or mumps. Children who suffer from these infections are more prone to develop ear infections. Other diseases that may cause hearing loss are autoimmune conditions‚ blood vessel diseases‚ and certain medications. Meniere's disease‚ which affects the inner ear‚ can lead to hearing loss. This condition is also associated with vertigo and tinnitus. Another cause of hearing loss is a cholesteatoma or an eardrum bulge. These tumors can be benign or cause permanent hearing loss. Surgical removal of the tumor is possible‚ but the patient may still experience some loss of hearing. There are treatments for these conditions‚ and the recovery from them can take a few years. Fortunately‚ most of them are treatable. So‚ if you suspect that you are suffering from hearing loss‚ don't wait until the problem worsens.
It can cause kidney damage
If your blood is high enough‚ nephrotic syndrome can lead to kidney failure. This condition is caused by a buildup of damaged red blood cells in your kidneys‚ which can block their filters. Treatment is available to repair the kidney damage and prevent its recurrence. Most cases of nephrotic syndrome are treatable‚ with a few treatments available. These include antibiotics‚ surgeries and chemotherapy. Some secondary causes of nephrotic syndrome include diabetes‚ cancer‚ lupus‚ hepatitis B‚ and lupus. Diabetes‚ which affects the immune system‚ is one of the leading causes of nephrotic syndrome in adults. Another cause is an over-abundance of protein in urine. Proteinuria may be a sign of a kidney problem. Despite its serious nature‚ treatment is available. While alcohol is not harmful for people with diabetes‚ high blood pressure‚ or kidney disease‚ excessive drinking can damage the kidneys. Heavy drinking can cause acute kidney failure. Acute kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose all their function within a short period of time. It is treatable‚ but occasionally‚ the damage can cause permanent damage to the kidneys. There is no cure for acute kidney failure‚ but it can be treated. If the condition progresses to chronic kidney failure‚ your body may not be able to repair itself.
It can cause amputation
Sepsis is a condition in which a part of the body dies due to poor blood circulation. Symptoms of this disease include non-healing wounds and infections. Without adequate oxygen and nutrition‚ the tissue can die and be amputated. In some cases‚ it can even lead to organ failure. Amputation can be necessary to save a limb. The symptoms of sepsis vary from person to person. The most common complication that can cause amputation is severe pain. Patients will have to spend a few days in the hospital. Some patients may stay a week in the hospital. While they are in the hospital‚ the surgical team will monitor their healing progress. Pain medications and antibiotics may be prescribed. Within the first few days after surgery‚ patients may begin working with a physical therapist. During these initial weeks‚ many patients go to a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy and help learning to walk again. Some patients may require help bathing after the procedure. Special modifications or automatic cars may be required to bathe someone with an amputation. The wound may not heal in a timely manner. In this case‚ amputation should be a last resort and not the first option. PVA offers custom amputation prevention plans. The amputation process may take several days‚ but the recovery time is still far less than the recovery time for leg surgery.