After a harrowing incident in the hospital when baby Athena stopped breathing, Paris and Tyson Fury’s children are already demonstrating they inherited their father’s fighting spirit.
The At Home with the Furys star said how terrified she was when their new baby went ‘floppy and unresponsive’ minutes after being placed in her mother’s arms.
Paris, 33, and her husband recently welcomed a newborn boy into their already huge family in the early hours of Monday, September 18.
Venezuela, 14, Prince John James, 11, Prince Tyson II, 7, Valencia, 5, Prince Adonis, 4, and Athena, 2 are the boxer and his wife’s children.
While Tyson has already described his wife’s stunning phone call after Athena’s delivery, Paris has now offered her side of the tale.
The mother said how she had never felt so vulnerable or powerless as she did while her baby girl was fighting for her life in the intensive care unit.
‘It was clear Athena was having the fight of her life, and that any deterioration might cause her to slip away at any moment,’ Paris explained in her new book, How Does She Do It? The Kids, Tyson & Me.
The baby was placed on a ventilator at a Liverpool hospital shortly after birth to assist control her breathing.
The physicians withdrew Athena, believing she was stable, and finally let Paris to touch her baby for the first time since giving birth.
This post-natal joy lasted only a few minutes before the Loose Women star’s ‘worst fear’ began and her infant began to suffer.
Paris continued: ‘Suddenly she became pale, floppy and unresponsive and I could see she’d stopped breathing.
‘My blood ran cold and I let out a piercing scream “my baby’s dying!” I shouted as a nurse immediately hit the red emergency buzzer.’
Doctors raced to the child’s aid when his little heart stopped beating.
Tyson was not in the room since he had gone for a run, so Paris had to contact him and push him to return as soon as possible.
He returned in time to witness his daughter resuscitated and placed back on a ventilator after supposedly being dead for three minutes.
Tyson commented on his Instagram account after the experience in August 2021: ‘Update for everyone. Baby Athena is doing well and has had a stable day off the ventilator, thanks to everyone for their prayers; she is remaining in ICU for the time being.’
The little one is now two and going strong with Paris adding: ‘It was almost as though her heart had been reset, and was now ticking the way it should.’
Three days later the family were allowed to return home to their lavish mansion, with baby Athena in their arms.