A mum’s life has been “changed forever” she claims, after her five children suffered months of ‘long Covid’.
Charlie Mountford-Hill, aged 37, from Milton Keynes, has blamed ‘long Covid’ on her children’s health issues.
Her children have suffered everything from rashers and severe nosebleeds to diarrhoea in the past six months.
She told the Mirror : “It’s changed me forever.
“I’ve had to watch my children be sick for six months – and be sick myself.”
Heartbreakingly, one of her children has asked: “When will my tummy stop hurting?”
Her child Mimi – aged just five and her youngest – fell ill in March, and suffered for weeks on end with Covid symptoms.
She eventually required hospital treatment twice – in April and March.
Her brother Indy, aged 10, also fell ill – around a week after his sister, suffering with fatigue, diarrhoea and a fever.
The other three children initially appeared to avoid catching the virus, however in the last six months they have all shown ‘long Covid’ symptoms, Charlie said.
She told Mirror Online: “About four to six weeks after we were sick, I started to notice we were getting sick again.”
Mimi suffered peeling feet and fingers, ‘Covid toe’, rashes, joint pain and lethargy.
Indy had to be taken to A&E at the beginning of May because he was struggling to breathe and had ‘horrific’ nose bleeds.
He also experienced rashes, bloodshot eyes and gastric pains, his mum said.
Beck, 12, also fell sick and had skin rashes, bruising, bloodshot eyes and ‘Covid toe’, which left his feet so painful he could not put on his shoes at times.
Meanwhile, Emmett, eight, has been battling a recurring rash for the last few months, while her 15-year-old boy Nico has suffered diarrhea and hives.
Charlie has been battling symptoms ever since – and even saw ‘clumps’ of her hair fall out in August.
She went back to A&E on April 13 with severe chest pains, which she said felt like a heart attack, although she claims doctors told her she was fine.
Her pharmacist husband, Zed, 40, also fell ill with a cough and a temperature.
Although their children have returned to school, all of them have since had some time off as a result of illness.