1. Health scare for mum of quintuplets as one of her babies is hospitalised.
Perth mother of quintuplets, Kim Tucci, has told the followers of her popular Facebook page ‘Surprise by Five’ that one of her babies, Tiffany, had been admitted to hospital.
Ms Tucci said she rushed Tiffany to hospital with bronchiolitis and a possible twisted bowel.
She revealed that Tiffany hadn’t fed since 4am Tuesday.
“Being in a position watching your child struggle to breath is heart breaking.”
She spoke of her heartbreak: “Hours I have held Tiffany in my arms, she has ran out of tears so many have been shed.” “It’s safe to say I’m feeling absolutely defeated! I know tonight is going to be beyond hard for her.”
She told her followers: “Go and give your children an extra hug and kiss tonight, life is so very precious.”
Her news was met with an outpouring of support and kind words from her more than 335,000 followers on Facebook.
Tiffany is one of Tucci’s quins – along with Keith, Ali, Penelope and Beatrix.
She also has three older children.
2. Missing six-year-old boy found reading his book in the bush.
A six-year-old Victorian boy missing from his Beechworth home has been found after spending a night lost in the bush – wet and hypothermic but safe.
Ben, who has Down Syndrome, was found by rescuers John McLennan and Ben Hill on Thursday roughly one kilometre from his home.
“There he was,” Mr McLennan told Seven News, “Just sitting there, legs crossed reading his book.”
“He was surprised to see us.. I was worried I scared him a little bit on the bike the way I blasted up to him.”
“He had no shoes on. He was wet from the rain and he was shivering so thank God we found him.”
His mother told Seven News it has been a tough 18 hours.
“As the rain set in, it was two or three in the morning (and) we were starting to get pretty despondent … not knowing if he was okay, if he was scared,” she said.
She thanked the police and rescuers who assisted in the search.
3. One person missing and homes under threat after wild weather in Victoria and South Australia.
4. Addiction doctor says cannabis trials on children are unsafe.
A prominent doctor, who specialises in addiction has said medical marijuana should not be used for sick children, warning there’s no evidence it is safe for young brains.
“It shouldn’t be used at all on children or adolescents,” said Dr Philip Crowley, an addiction medicine specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
“We now know cannabis is toxic to the developing brain in kids and adolescents. It leads to long-term damage to structures that are vital for memory, learning and thinking.”
Dr Crowley said several studies have found a link between early use and poor development outcomes.
There needs to be a lot more studies done on animals, there needs to be evidence that it’s not going to cause harm,” he said