AceShowbiz - Jimmie Allen is breathing a sigh of relief after revealing his six-week-old daughter, Zara James, is recovering after a scary hospitalisation last week (ends26Nov21).
The "Freedom Is a Highway" singer and his wife, Alexis, had to dash the newborn to the emergency room on Tuesday night after she stopped breathing and turned blue.
Alexis has since revealed Zara has been struggling with symptoms of Respiratory Syncytial Virus.
"Zara is off oxygen, breathing on her own," Jimmie wrote via Instagram Stories over the weekend. "Hopefully she stays like this and can go home soon. Thanks everyone for the well wishes, positive energy and prayers."
Alexis added, "On Tuesday night I was traveling on the tour bus from (Nashville) to be closer to family knowing that Jimmie had a busy week with work. Zara had been resting the majority of the ride but around 10pm she woke up with a coughing fit for well over 10 mins."
"Knowing this is something we went through before, I decide to turn the shower on and let the steam help open her airways up a bit. Tried suctioning. Chest rubs. Nothing seemed to work."
30 minutes later, the tot was "unresponsive," prompting her worried mum to call 911.
"The longest 15 minutes of my life," she recalled. "My baby was so so tired her muscles had given up on her. I did everything under the sun to keep her awake and thank god it seemed to work. She was soon in the ambulance with oxygen and finally started to regain her color."
"I never got your names but I am so unbelievably thankful for you. To the nurses, respiratory therapist and doctors... thank you for continuing to find answers and providing amazing care to my baby."