Harry Potter star Jessie Cave explains terrifying signs her newborn had Covid

Harry Potter star Jessie Cave appeared on Lorraine on Tuesday where she spoke about her terrifying experience of her newborn baby getting Covid.

Jessie said she still does not know how her 11-week-old baby, Tenn, contracted the illness, but her partner is currently in the throes of it and really suffering.

“All I know is it’s absolutely the most contagious thing,” said the Lavender Brown actress.

“I was completely symptomless, so it’s just bizarre.

“I did go and get a test because I wanted to see my mum and family at Christmas, and then obviously we couldn’t.

“And he was completely fine, there was absolutely nothing wrong, then over a week, almost two weeks later, just suddenly turned.

Jessie Cave holding her baby on Lorraine
Jessie said her baby changed and even his cry sounded different, so she knew something was wrong

“That’s the thing about newborns you have to be so hyper aware of every symptom and just to trust your instincts.

“Within a day of realising he was just kind of changing a little bit, he wasn’t feeding as much and his cry was different, it was like a different baby.

“I just went for it and I went into A&E, I think that’s what everyone has to do, they have to be aware of a sudden quick change, because it could have been a completely different story if I hadn’t gone in.”

11-week-old baby Tenn is recovering back at home

Lorraine apologised after accidentally referring to her partner as her husband, and Jessie laughed: He’s not my husband, he’s my boyfriend, he doesn’t want to get married!”

“I’m so sorry, I keep doing that!” said Lorraine. “Sorry for marrying you off!”

Jessie went on: “He has now got the virus, it’s just a weird delay.

JESSIE CAVE as Lavender Brown in Warner Bros. Pictures fantasy adventure Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
The actress was famed for her role as Lavender Brown

“It’s such a strange illness and it affects everyone completely differently and so it’s completely affected our lives over this period of time, I can’t really imagine a normal day now.”

She added: “He is ok, he’s doing much better now, it’s just bizarre how it didn’t affect me and it’s completely affected him.”

She continued: “Everyone has said to me, ‘I didn’t think babies can get it’ but it can affect everyone.

Jessie brought her baby home and thanked the NHS for their help
Jessie brought her baby home and thanked the NHS for their help

“With this stage of newborn their immune system is so weak, and so anything can have a really bad consequences.

That’s why they treated it so seriously… even my breast feeding was completely affected by this, even two nights of a change of routine has affected us.

Because of the stress, my milk dried up a little bit and now I’ve had to give him formula and so our entire lives have changed.”

* Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 9am

Originally from https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/harry-potter-star-jessie-cave-23302811

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