Home on Christmas Day

PUBLISHED: 10:05 06 January 2006 | UPDATED: 11:27 04 May 2010

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DELIGHTED Haddenham youngsters received a special Christmas gift when their baby brother came home from hospital. Little Lewis Norman spent Christmas Day with his older brothers and sister who showered him with presents. The brave youngster, who has under

DELIGHTED Haddenham youngsters received a special Christmas gift when their baby brother came home from hospital.

Little Lewis Norman spent Christmas Day with his older brothers and sister who showered him with presents.

The brave youngster, who has undergone five operations in the 15 months since he was born, has also been promised a belated Christmas gift after members of Ely's Outlaws Wild Western Club saw his story in The Ely Standard.

They have offered to donate £300 to buy a pram and a travel cot, which will allow Lewis to come home.

Lewis, who was born with a chromosome deformity which has left him with severe brain damage and heart problems, was collected from Huntingdon's Hinchingbrooke Hospital by his parents on Christmas Day.

He was taken to the family's home in Cherry Orchard where he spent Christmas Day with his brothers, Ryan, 10, and Mitchell, four, and sister 12-year-old Kayley.

They gave him baby clothes and toys and spent the day cuddling their baby brother.

The family had hoped he would be able to stay home but they were unable to lay wood block flooring in their lounge to make the house dust-free for Lewis.

He was taken back to the hospital and sadly developed bronchilitis making it necessary for him to be transferred to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital and put on a ventilator to help his breathing.

His mum, Julie, 36, said: "Lewis is stable now and his heart hasn't got any worse.

"It was lovely to have him home for Christmas. The children were so excited. It was brilliant for them.

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