Strictly stars James and Ola Jordan reveal 'concerning' health update on daughter Ella after she is rushed to hospital | The Sun
STRICTLY stars James and Ola Jordan have revealed a 'concerning' health update on their daughter Ella.
The celebrity couple told fans how their three-year-old had been rushed to hospital this week as she battled a very high temperature.
Ella was initially sent home, but they made the decision to return to A&E as she remained very unwell.
James, 45, and Ola, 41, have now given their followers a major update in their child's health battle.
Taking to his Instagram Story today with a video from hospital, James explained she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
He said, "We found out later last night that Ella actually had or has got pneumonia, which is what they're currently treating along with the tonsillitis.
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"So it was a bit more concerning than we initially thought.
"She's still on IV antibiotics but it seems to be working and hopefully we might be going home later this evening, which would be really nice for Ella so she's feeling much better within herself.
"Her temperature has been controlled now for nearly 24 hours, which is amazing.
"It's been a long, long five days of no sleep, so I'm really looking forward to hopefully getting a really good night's sleep tonight.
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"And you can see that she's becoming this… She's going to be a nightmare, isn't she? She's going to have so much energy and mummy and daddy are going to be knackered."
He then made a jibe at Ola, who is jetting off tomorrow to visit her parents in Poland, adding, "So it's just going to be me. I'm going to be knackered."
James praised Ella for being a "warrior" while having her blood taken and thanked fans for being supportive.
The ballroom pro previously shared some pictures of Ella in her hospital bed, explaining what they had been going through.
He wrote: “My little warrior!! We are still at Pembury Hospital but she has finally turned a corner after 5 days and long nights of fighting an extremely high temperature.
“It started Monday but on Wednesday night things got pretty bad and temperature was 40+ so took her to A and E at roughly midnight where a doctor gave her a quick look over and said it was a viral infection and told us to continue with Calpol/Ibrofen and take her home and it would take its course.
“I did try to say it seems more like a chest infection than a viral infection but I’m not the expert. He also told us that it wasn’t because he had listened to her chest.”
But things didn’t get any better at home, James continued: “After 2 more terrible nights of her temperature staying around 39 – 40 and her throwing up several times in her sleep.
“And even though we felt we were maybe wasting the doctors and nurses time and would look like overprotective parents – we decided to take her back to A and E.”
He added that the second experience at hospital was completely different – she was rushed to have an X-ray and told she had chest infection and tonsillitis.
James added: "They have now had to put her on an IV for the antibiotics because she’s been ill for so long and now very ill.
“Anyway, the moral of the story is – go with your gut parents. We knew it was something more serious. I’m just angry with myself I didn’t push harder. But to be honest I didn’t want to be a dick to them.
“It’s just a shame sometimes you have to because of some people’s incompetence. Then on the flip side, today we experienced the opposite end of the spectrum by sheer brilliance from a wonderful team of people.”
The pro dancer noted that his comments might not go down well with some people because it is negative about the NHS, but he insisted: "I will do anything for my baby girl."
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James left Strictly Come Dancing in 2014 after joining the show in 2006, while Ola appeared from from 2006 to 2015.
The couple first met in 1999 and married in 2004, before welcoming their daughter a few years ago.
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