For most families, the days and weeks following the arrival of a new baby are filled with joy. But for one NSW family, the birth of their second son has been overshadowed with fear, confusion, and round-the-clock hospital care.
Born on February 15, Beau appeared to be a healthy and happy baby boy and a highly anticipated fourth member of the McClinton family. But within hours an MRI revealed a different story, showing a bleed on his cerebellum that had formed during pregnancy.
A 10-day hospital stay followed, with the McClinton's remaining by their newborn's crib around the clock. What they could never have known though, was just how much time they were about to spend in hospitals.
Less than two weeks after being discharged from his first stay, Beau was back in the hospital, this time being monitored for what doctors described as "seizure-like activity."