A mother has paid a heartfelt thanks to those who saved her four-month-old son's life after he was rushed to hospital with a life-threatening condition. 

Leonie Rabey’s baby boy Max was admitted into intensive care where he was diagnosed with a brain bleed. 

Having seizures and needing urgent specialist care, Max was immediately placed on a ventilator. 

He was eventually taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he remained for the next five days. 

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Ms Rabey, 30, said: “I travelled with Max in the ambulance, arriving at Addenbrooke’s at around 3am.  

“He was very poorly. I was so worried knowing that there was a chance that I might lose him.  

“He spent the next two days on a ventilator, which was extremely upsetting.”  

Thankfully, Max’s condition began to improve after his admission last February and he was removed from his ventilator while continuing to receive medication to reduce swelling.  

He was eventually discharged having made excellent progress.  

Ms Rabey, from Thetford, added: “He is doing really well now. Although long term we don’t know what kind of issues he might face in terms of his ability to learn.  

“However, he’s where he is meant to be in terms of his development, hitting all his markers.  

“We don’t know what the future holds, but the fact that he is doing so well after something so serious is a big relief.” 

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During the tot’s admission, his mum stayed at Acorn House which is a ‘Home from Home’ run by the Sick Children’s Trust. 

It provides families with a free place to stay minutes away from their child’s hospital bedside. 

To thank the charity for its support, Ms Rabey will be completing a charity skydive by jumping from 10,000ft and reaching speeds of up to 120mph this weekend (May 11).