Fam­ily dev­as­tated by death of baby boy

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update - By KEN MCERLAIN ken.mcerlain@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

A FAM­ILY has spo­ken of their dev­as­ta­tion af­ter their twin baby died just weeks be­fore Christ­mas.

Five-week-old baby Dy­lan Killick died from bronchial pneu­mo­nia at Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal on De­cem­ber 6, de­spite the fran­tic ef­forts of his par­ents and doc­tors to save him.

His fa­ther and mother, Chris Isaac (26) and Lizzie Killick (23) faced the night­mare ev­ery par­ent dreads af­ter find­ing Dy­lan ly­ing mo­tion­less and not breath­ing in his cot.

Lizzie had been check­ing on Dy­lan’s twin Rosey, who had been cry­ing, at about 10.30pm when she no­ticed some­thing was wrong.

Grand­mother Iris Killick (60), who lives with them in Bel­say Drive, Park Farm, Stan­ground, Peter­bor­ough spoke of their or­deal.

She said: “The last few days have been a night­mare for us. Dy­lan was a beau­ti­ful baby.

“He was ab­so­lutely adorable and we were so thrilled when he and his twin sis­ter Rosey were born.

“We were look­ing for­ward to spend­ing Christ­mas to­gether but now we are dev­as­tated.”

Re­call­ing the night Dy­lan died, she added: “Rosey was scream­ing loudly so his mum went into their room and gave her a dummy.

“She found Dy­lan just ly­ing in bed and not mov­ing. His lit­tle mouth was open ajar and he wasn’t breath­ing. Chris and Lizzie gave him mouth-to-mouth but he didn’t im­prove. He was still warm but wasn’t breath­ing.

“The paramedics turned up and put him straight in the am­bu­lance to take him to hos­pi­tal.

“The doc­tors there tried to re­sus­ci­tate him for over half an hour and we were all pray­ing for him.

“Lizzie kept say­ing he was a fighter who would pull through, those min­utes were agony. The doc­tors did all they could but in the end it was no good.

“At first we asked why they were stop­ping but they said there was noth­ing they could do. It was very emo­tional and there were plenty of tears shed.”

His funeral will be held at St John The Bap­tist Church, in Church Street, Stan­ground, at 1pm on De­cem­ber 28.

Their friends and rel­a­tives have been busy rais­ing funds with cake sales, raf­fles and a spon­sored leg­wax­ing event so that the funeral, which will in­clude a horse and car­riage, can take place.

A pub quiz night is also planned but the fam­ily need to raise at least £1,000 so the funeral can hap­pen.

Mrs Killick added: “We’re for­tu­nate to have so many kind­hearted friends and I would like to thank them for their help. We re­alise that peo­ple are hard up at the mo­ment but it would be great if peo­ple could sup­port us.”

Any­one who would like to make a do­na­tion to­ward the funeral should con­tact Ken Mcerlain on 01733 588728 or at ken.mcerlain@ pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk who will pass their de­tails onto the fam­ily.

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