forced to leave them at home alone


A 39-year-old woman, mother of eight, ended up in hospital and was forced to leave them at home after her condition radically worsened due to the Coronavirus.

A mother of eight children was forced to leave them at home after being rushed to hospital by ambulance, “seriously ill” from Covid-19. Marie Buchan, 39, of Birmingham, was admitted to hospital late Saturday night as her condition worsened after she fell ill five days ago. Previously Marie had been forced to isolate herself by locking herself in her bedroom while her eight children, aged 6 to 18, looked after themselves in the other rooms of the house; a gesture made to protect his children, until the situation has degenerated. The woman quickly lost her sense of taste and smell and developed a persistent cough, but she also vomited and suffered from nose bleeds.

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Marie, nicknamed ‘Octomum’, lives with Tia, 18, Leah, 17, Latoya, 15, Joshua, 14, Alisha, 12, Mikayla, 11, Amelia, 8 and 7-year-old Olivia. Marie, 39, was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after a daughter raised the alarm and alerted emergency services. Her daughter was really worried, so she called an ambulance and the paramedics wanted to take her to the hospital, but she refused because she didn’t want to leave her children. Later her condition worsened so an ambulance arrived and took her to the hospital where she is now hospitalized.

When she found out she had Covid, she isolated herself in a room

The woman, a former lap dancer, receives £ 500 in subsidies every week to manage her family, around £ 26,000 a year. “I feel absolutely horrible – he said before ending up in hospital – I started to have a sore throat and I was out of breath last Saturday, but at first I didn’t think it was Covid. As a precaution I called my doctor who advised me to take a test that I did on Monday and it was positive. My kids are downstairs and it’s awful because I can hear the youngest crying for me but I can’t risk any of them taking it so I have to stay in my bedroom. I’ve been isolating myself in my upstairs bedroom ever since. In the last few days I have gradually gotten worse. In addition to sore throat and shortness of breath, I had terrible coughing attacks, but also several nosebleeds ”. A past speaker on the Channel 5 Benefits Britain television show: Liufe on the Dole, she said she worked 21 hours a day to care for her children and had to rely on state benefits to stay afloat.

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