PARENTS who lost their “beautiful boy” to a deadly infection have talked of their loss.
Eight-month-old Samuel Ellis had been “perfectly healthy” before he developed Group B streptococcus (GBS).
An inquest heard that at 8.30pm on November 18, mum Jennifer Hartley, put her son to bed at her then home in Meltham.
She awoke at 4.45am to feed him and left him sleeping at around 6.30am.
Just 50 minutes later, she went to check up on him but when she touched him, she found he “did not move.”
Samuel’s dad James Ellis, of Mirfield, said: “It is the saddest thing that we have ever gone through and I imagine we will ever have to go through.
“He was perfectly healthy when his mum put him to bed on Friday night.
“It doesn’t make sense.
“We had no idea that he was poorly and it sounds as though from the infection, we weren’t to know.
“He had a few problems with his breathing when he was younger but he bounced back.”