Young family fundraise for special £1k buggy for three-month-old Lloyd Tucker

Bournemouth Echo: PLEA: Parents Terry Tucker and Diane Preston, with three month old son Lloyd, and daughter Kiera-Louise PLEA: Parents Terry Tucker and Diane Preston, with three month old son Lloyd, and daughter Kiera-Louise

A YOUNG family is hoping to raise £1,000 so they can buy an adapted buggy for their three-month-old son who was deprived of oxygen at birth.

Little Lloyd Tucker was delivered by emergency Caesarean section at Poole Maternity Unit on October 10 last year and it soon became clear there were serious complications.

He was rushed by ambulance to a hospital in Portsmouth where he was cooled for 72 hours and diagnosed with hypoxia ischaemic encephalopathy, caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Mum Diane Preston, 27, who works as a health care assistant at Poole Hospital said: “I was only able to hold him for five minutes before he was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

“His dad Terry was crying but I didn’t really know what was happening.” “Lloyd needed to be cooled and stabilised to and ensure his brain wasn’t overworking.

“This stops the damage and prevents and further damage happening.

“It’s now a waiting game to see how he develops.”

The family are now able to take Lloyd out of hospital and are in desperate need of a special buggy so they can take him outside with all his medical equipment.

Diane said: “Normal pushchairs don’t have enough room to fit all the oxygen cylinders, suction tubes, feeding pumps, changing bag and extra water.

“So we are holding a fundraising evening to raise as much as possible to get a new buggy.”

Nursing Co-ordinator at Poole Hopistal Nicky Storey is organising the fundraising evening which will be held a Camps Bar in Poole Stadium on January 18 at 7.30pm.

She said: “It is such a heart-wrenching story, so I am doing everything I can to help out.

“I’m appealing for local businesses to donate prizes to the main draw.”

If you are interested in helping out, contact Nicky on 07767 827393.

Entry price will be £5.

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11:04am Mon 13 Jan 14

rjm201 says...

3 years!! he is 3 months. I really do worry about the echo reporters. Does he really look 3!!!
3 years!! he is 3 months. I really do worry about the echo reporters. Does he really look 3!!! rjm201

12:04pm Mon 13 Jan 14

John T says...

rjm201 wrote:
3 years!! he is 3 months. I really do worry about the echo reporters. Does he really look 3!!!
Just another day in the life of Jenny Awful!
[quote][p][bold]rjm201[/bold] wrote: 3 years!! he is 3 months. I really do worry about the echo reporters. Does he really look 3!!![/p][/quote]Just another day in the life of Jenny Awful! John T

12:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Deemarie says...

He was also born on the 18th October and not the 10th and the fundraising night is held at CHAMPS bar not camps...
He was also born on the 18th October and not the 10th and the fundraising night is held at CHAMPS bar not camps... Deemarie

5:24pm Mon 13 Jan 14

rjm201 says...

yes I did notice those mistakes too!
yes I did notice those mistakes too! rjm201

7:37pm Mon 13 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why not approach one of the engineering companies in the area .ask them to challenge the apprentices to make one.a great worthwhile project.Ps sorry on behalf of the caring readership.for the idiots that have chosen the story to point out the failings of young reporters
Why not approach one of the engineering companies in the area .ask them to challenge the apprentices to make one.a great worthwhile project.Ps sorry on behalf of the caring readership.for the idiots that have chosen the story to point out the failings of young reporters kalebmoledirt

4:01pm Wed 15 Jan 14

mikeymagic says...

Perhaps the Echo could make a donation for each ****-up within this article?!
Perhaps the Echo could make a donation for each ****-up within this article?! mikeymagic

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