Mum's Agony for Blind Toddler

A Mum told how her toddler son was left blind and deaf by an attack of E.coli.

Lucy Cox said little Bo, three, has to feed through a tube since he was floored by the bug.

He has had 19 operations and needs dialysis treatment four times a week after he caught the infection at a nursery in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. Doctors have delayed a vital kidney transplant because his gut is not ready for medication he will need.

Lucy, 40, said: “Of course there is bitterness and sadness. I feel robbed, for him and for me. I have been robbed of all the motherly things, like feeding him a home-cooked meal and taking him swimming.” Lucy, who moved to Glasgow where Bo is treated at Yorkhill Hospital, is launching a legal action against Rose Lodge Nursery.

Bo was one of four kids to be infected there in May 2012 but the other three victims recovered.

The Care Inspectorate said the nursery had addressed infection control issues when it was examined in July last year.

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