A mother's instinct saved her child's life after the newborn was revealed to have been suffering from seizures, despite docs sending her home the first time her mum brought her to hospital.
Samantha Martin-Roxburgh, from Netherton, Merseyside was at home when she noticed five-week-old Nova shaking in her cot.
The 28-year-old had a 'feeling in her stomach' something serious was wrong, and was proven right moments later.
She took her daughter to Ormskirk Hospital to get her checked out after noticing the same movement a few times throughout the evening, the Liverpool Echo reported.
Despite being sent home from the hospital once before, this time docs quickly confirmed there was something seriously wrong with Nova and later told Samantha hadn't got medical attention that night, she would have died.
Nova began shaking again in the hospital and doctors confirmed straight away that she was having seizures and had become 'unresponsive' in her mum's arms.
Samantha said: "Everything just stopped. About six doctors started working on Nova and I just collapsed into my dad's arms.
"I remember once one of the doctors was done treating Nova she just came over to me and held me for about five minutes."
After dozens of tests, Nova was diagnosed with a chromosome deletion and was put into a coma for three days to recover from her seizures.
Samantha told The ECHO: "I remember the doctor telling me that she was so thankful we brought her back, as most parents wouldn't after already being sent away.
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"They said Nova would have lost her life if she hadn’t received medical treatment that night.
"I just had a feeling in my stomach that something was seriously wrong. It was like mothers instinct."
Nova was transferred to Alder Hey Children's Hospital for further treatment, and has been in and out of hospital ever since.
The now three-year-old has now been diagnosed with global developmental delay and is unable to talk or speak, has small holes in her heart and has sensory difficulties.
Due to her chromosome deletion, Nova has also suffered severe chest infections and has had sepsis on two occasions.
Now, Samantha and her partner Steven Belli, 28, from Mold, Wales, were told that in order for Nova to walk again, they will need to buy three rehabilitation suits which will be worn for between six and eight hours a day and will help Nova's muscles grow so she can support herself.
"We are desperate to make memories with our beautiful daughter as doctors can’t currently give us a life expectancy for her," Samantha said.
A GoFundMe page was launched two days ago, and has so far raised nearly £800.
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