A newborn baby clung to life in a coma for eight days fighting sepsis and meningitis.
Sophie Roberts welcomed Zaira-Jade Thomas to the world following a quick and uncomplicated birth on November 4 last year.
Mum and baby were allowed home from Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil to Mountain Ash two days later, Wales Online reported.
It was only the following week that Sophie and partner Callum Thomas realised something was wrong.
“When she was 11 days old, I noticed her breathing was weird,” said Sophie.
“Then she projectile vomited twice. I said to my boyfriend ‘something is not right’ and he tried to reassure me.
“I could just feel something was not right. We said we would see how she was through the day.