It's never easy for any parent that their child is sick.
But Sammy and Matt Gowrie witnessed their children Harry and Nancy to be admitted for a stay in the hospital six times over the years, since young people contract a number of diseases, including sepsis.
Something & # 39; and have become too familiar with Unit starlight, a satellite branch of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, on the basis of site Wythenshawe Hospital.
Harry, 6, signed a contract whooping cough, gastroenteritis, severe viral infection and sepsis during his life.
And Nancy, 2, was only four days ago, when it was first stay in the hospital with a viral infection, and returned to the House last year, when she came down with hand, foot and mouth syndrome slap the cheeks and bronchioles.
Purposes, the milkman, said: "That is, until the number of employees we know well, and I can, of course, recognize their face.
"We have always been treated very well, as something & # 39; I – we can not say a bad word about them, they were fine.
"The staff was absolutely amazing, and we would not have our little something & # 39; nd today without the help and support they have given us."
the first experience of the family & # 39; and the block was when Harry was only five weeks in October 2012, when he developed whooping cough.
While it is relatively risk-free adults, whooping cough can cause many complications in children, including shortness of breath, seizures and even brain damage.
It was then back in five months in March 2013 with gastroenteritis, and in June 2015, when he suspected appendicitis, which proved to be a virus, and then in December 2017, when he was suffering from sepsis.
Sepsis can be a very serious & # 39; oznym if not treated quickly and in some cases can lead to multiple organ failure and even death.
But despite the risks he faced, Harry is now doing well and his parents can make light of a difficult time in his life.
Matt added: "Harry is never sick, but when he gets it gets it's bad it does not get cold, like other children – he gets sepsis and pertussis He never does things by half …"
Sammy's mom added, "He saw the pictures from when he was a child in the hospital with whooping cough and actually recognized one of the nurses when he was sepsis. According to him, "this lady with a picture of me when I had a bad cough" ".
In January 2017 the family & # 39; and, living in Timperley, welcomed little Nancy in the light.
She also had her share of hospital stay, the first for a bad viral infection when she was four days ago, and then again in April last year, when she was suffering from hand, foot and mouth, slapped cheek syndrome (also called fifth disease) and bronchioles.
Sammy said: "The hospital is clearly very worrying, but they have become even stronger when Nancy arrived at the hospital I would Harry and went home to see Nancy, when Matt came to the hospital to see Harry, we have seen one .. we always every child, but it was tiring.
"The hardest thing was when Harry was in the hospital on Christmas Day last year. It was a great burden on all of us. I would not like to think what might have happened.
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"But Harry, being in the hospital, so actually comforted him when his younger sister became ill. He knew that the doctors and nurses will take care of it, because they did the same for him. "
Their experience has inspired some & # 39; nd raise funds for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.
Earlier this month, Matt participated in the Manchester Marathon and raised more than £ 500 for the Starlight Group.
He finished the work in 3hrs 48minutes with Nancy and Harry's hands to bring it to.
Sara Naismith, Director of the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity, said: "Matt's an amazing achievement marathon really strange. We are so proud of all the people who ran the Manchester Marathon to our charity.
"But you should not do something as hard as a marathon, if you want to participate. We have lots of fundraising events throughout the year and encourage people to visit rmchcharity.org.uk/events, to see that they can take part in.
"We have our popular heroes Humphrey tie coming up in June."