Eight-year-old UK girl’s health ordeal after E. coli infection

Eight-year-old Daisy Blakemore-Creedon, of St James’ Avenue, New England, underwent surgery and needed blood transfusion and dialysis after contracting E. coli O157, according to the Peterborough Telegraph.

She was rushed to Peterborough City Hospital after being violently sick and suffering with bloody diarrhea and fever.

Mum Hannah and dad Craig say their daughter spent four days in hospital and had seemed to get better.

She was released but no sooner had she left hospital when the sickness and stomach pains returned.

“We were also told that she might need a kidney transplant in the future, that she will have to see a doctor each month and there is a real risk of kidney failure in later life.’’

Mrs Blakemore added, “The experience has left her very distressed.”

Daisy’s ordeal began shortly after she returned from a visit to Sacrewell Country Farm at Thornhaugh, on March 16.

A spokeswoman for Peterborough City Hospital said, “We can confirm that there have been four cases of this particular strain that the hospital has diagnosed.”