A mother has spoken about the devastating moment she discovered her cherished 11-month-old baby had stopped breathing and she was left to cradle him in her arms as she waited for an ambulance to arrive.
Michaela Holehouse and her husband Timothy O’Keeffe had been looking forward to celebrating their son Harvey’s first birthday.
But just weeks before the milestone event, they found him in bed not breathing and immediately called for help.
The couple desperately gave the infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while they waited but neither they not the paramedics when they arrived could bring him back.
Harvey was born with congenital heart disease but was was responding well to treatment, so his death came as a complete shock to the family from Bootle in Liverpool.
Michaela, 31, has gone on to have another child but says the heartache of losing Harvey will never leave them.