On April 15, Maguire and her husband, AJ, were told Peyton had tested positive for COVID-19 “despite having none of the tell-tale symptoms of the condition,” according to a news release from NHS Lanarkshire. The young girl had reportedly only experienced a “sniffle,” but doctors chose to test her for both COVID-19 and other viruses.
“We were told we’d have to stay away from Peyton for 14 days and isolate at home but I pleaded not to be apart from my baby for that long. The staff kindly agreed I could isolate with her in the hospital while AJ stayed at home,” said Maguire, according to the hospital.
Thankfully, Peyton recovered after being treated with steroids to help strengthen her lungs, according to the BBC.
Following two negative coronavirus tests, Peyton was released from the hospital earlier this week, returning to the family’s home in Bellshill in North Lanarkshire. Maguire’s husband, AJ, was finally able to hold his daughter for the first time, according to the outlet.
“Only someone who has been in our position can understand the gratitude we feel towards the hospital staff,” Tracy Maguire said in a statement.
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