A family holiday to Cyprus has been turned upside down after a mum-to-be went into early labour while only 27 weeks pregnant.
Calum Campbell, 30, and Keili Parks, 32, from Menheniot near Liskeard , jetted out to attend Calum’s brother’s wedding after Keili received a doctor’s note declaring her fit to fly.
However, just before they were due to fly home Keili was taken to hospital where she remains with her yet to be born son.
The rest of the family along with the couple’s other two children have returned home but the couple have been left with severe financial worries after learning that their travel insurance doesn’t cover a child who hasn’t been born yet.
An online fundraiser has been set-up to help the couple pay for their bills, mortgage and childcare and once the baby is born it is likely he will remain in intensive care for six to eight weeks.
Site foreman Calum’s mum Joanne Davey said: “This is Keili’s second pregnancy. She has a child and went full term so everyone expected her to do so again.
“She had a letter declaring her fit to fly last week. The wedding was on Monday and then on Tuesday at 7:30am this happened. Even the medical experts didn’t see it coming.
“Keili is bed ridden and only has 20% of fluid around the baby left. The baby’s also been given four growth injections.
“They want to keep the baby inside as long as possible so it can continue to develop but he’s going to have to come out early.
“She’s losing fluid every time she gets up to go to the toilet and the baby is only allowed to stay in the womb for 24 to 36 hours without fluid. If he’s born in the next fortnight he’s going to have to stay in intensive care for six to eight weeks.”
Joanne added that it’s been a traumatic time for all the family and Imogen, 8, and Keddie, 4, had to be torn from their parents to return home in time for school and pre-school.
Joanne said: “I work full-time and need to cut my hours to look after the children as there is nobody else. We’ve also got the expense of flying us and the other children back and forth.
“The insurance covers Calum and Keili, he’s been put up in a hotel, but not the premature baby until he’s born and is a month old. They’ve also got a mortgage, bills and other costs at home to worry about.
“It’s just been a massive bombshell and none of us can believe it.”
a campaign to help support them has been set up and to date has raised £3,700 of £10,000 goal
To support Calum and Keili on their prolonged stay in Cyprus click here