Doctors diagnosed him with E. coli infection, which can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Humans can get this bacteria by ingesting contaminated food or water.
Jaydon’s ordeal began on Tuesday April 6, when he was taken to the doctor after being in pain for two days. Doctors suspected him of having a virus and sent him home for a recovery, where he lives with his grandparents Arwel and Christine and his mother Tiffany.
But Arwel said the next day he “did nothing but sleep and be sick”. Later that evening, the family heard a “horrible noise coming from his room” and found him having a seizure. They immediately called an ambulance, but Jaydon suffered four more seizures before arriving at the hospital.
“It was like he was looking right through you. He didn’t recognize anyone, ”Jaydon’s grandfather Arwel Pritchard told North Wales Live. “At one point we really thought we were going to lose him. It was horrible. “
In most cases, people recover from E. coli in a week. But some strains of E. coli produce toxins (Shiga toxins) which can cause serious illness, which is extremely rare. Sometimes these severe cases of E. coli can cause a life-threatening form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Jaydon was hooked up to a dialysis machine that filters waste and fluids from the body when the kidneys are not working. He also received three blood transfusions during his stay. “We feared the worst at that time, seeing his small body hanging on the dialysis machine and his face turned yellow,” recalls his grandfather.
“Poor Jaydon is on all kinds of medication now, we just hope he doesn’t have any after effects. He is still not himself, he is still quite gray, but he is getting there slowly, ”testifies his grandmother, adding that he will still have to undergo several visits and checks at the hospital.