I woke up in a living nightmare when I saw my beautiful daughter dead in the bed beside me

A HEARTBROKEN mother has recounted waking up from a “living nightmare” to find her “happy, beautiful” baby girl dead beside her.

Faye Hughes, from Wales, was devastated when her eight-month-old daughter Jorgie-May Nancy Thorpe died just months after being diagnosed with bronchitis.

Jorgie-May was only 8 months old when she died


Jorgie-May was only 8 months old when she diedCredit: Faye Hughes / Daily Post Wales
She was'happy and beautiful' diagnosed with bronchitis


She was ‘happy and beautiful’ diagnosed with bronchitisCredit: Faye Hughes / Daily Post Wales

The 31-year-old says the tot’s life changed two months after she was born in October 2017 when she was hospitalized in Bangor with breathing difficulties.

Faye, who has four other children, told North Wales Live: “She was so poor she almost got a breather (put on a ventilator) and was taken to Alder Hey. I think it was the worst day, but it’s still coming.

“Jorgie scared the doctors because she couldn’t keep oxygen in her body or make it around her body like other kids.

“She was stalked at Bangor in case we had to go to Alder Hey, but my girl smashed it and was allowed home in time for her siblings’ Christmas show.

“She was eventually diagnosed with bronchitis.”

Faye said she and little Jorgie became “regular” patients at doctors’ surgeries because she feared for her breathing.

Then, on June 12, 2018, Faye said that Jorgie “didn’t seem okay” and “wouldn’t settle down” as she put her other kids to bed.

After giving her Calpol at 11:30 p.m., Faye tucked Jorgie into the bed beside her.

“It was 7 a.m. the next morning when I woke up and something told me to look at Jorgie,” she said.

“It’s a feeling no mother can feel. My world is broken.

“My Jorgie-May fell asleep.

Devastated Faye has eased her grief by supporting fundraisers and infant loss campaigns.


The mother is currently organizing an event called Sleeping Babies Fundraiser to raise cash for the Lullaby Trust, which has supported her family after Jorgie’s death.

“Jorgie is a happy, beautiful baby and warms everyone’s heart,” Faye added.

“Everybody she met fell in love with her instantly. She will always be remembered and will never be forgotten.

“As Jorgie-May grows wings, the support from the Lullaby Trust has been absolutely amazing.

“They even provide toys and books for the kids to help them cope with the loss.

“Let’s keep our childhood memories bright and remember them with a smile or a tear.” I woke up in a living nightmare when I saw my beautiful daughter dead in the bed beside me

Bobby Allyn

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