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UPDATE: Jimmie Allen's daughter is on the mend. After the newborn began struggling to breath days ago, she is "starting to feel like herself again," wife Alexis Allen wrote on her Instagram Story on Nov. 26. "Zara has been struggling with some brutal symptoms of RSV." However, she said the infant was weaned off of oxygen for more than 12 hours and has not had a coughing fit in the last 24 hours, though she still requires "frequent suctioning." Alexis noted, "She is so so strong & is in great hands." Jimmie also tweeted, "Zara is doing a lot better. She's off oxygen and breathing on her own. Hopefully she stays like this and can go home soon. Thanks for the well wishes, positive energy and prayer." Alexis expressed gratitude to her daughter's pediatrician "for originally diagnosing her on Monday" and to the "EMTs/RT/nurses/doctors" they have come across.
Jimmie Allen is sharing an update on his newborn daughter's health after facing every parent's worst nightmare.
The "Best Shot" singer took to social media late Tuesday, Nov. 23, to call out the "lazy doctors" who sent his 5-week-old daughter Zara home as she struggled to breathe. "Attention Doctors," he began, "if the parent of your one month old patient tells you the child having a hard time breathing and the only thing your lazy self wants to do is check [her] heart and temperature find another career. Your job is to save lives so do it."
"Now thanks to the lazy doctors at a hospital in TN that just sent our daughter home, our daughter Zara lost color stopped breathing and is being rushed to another hospital," he continued. "Thanks to the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara's color she can breath again. Gonna be a rough night."
On Nov. 24, Jimmie's wife Alexis Allen said she was experiencing "The hardest days of my life."
"She is stable but still needing oxygen and suctioning frequently," she shared on her Instagram Story. "Will give you an update once Z is healthy and heading home with us."
Alexis added, "Thank you so much for all of your kind words and prayers it truly means the world to our family."
Days earlier, she posted about Zara and daughter Naomi, 20 months, struggling with undisclosed illnesses. "Two sick babies," she previously wrote on her Instagram Story. "One exhausted mama."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">now thanks to the lazy doctors at a hospital in TN that just sent our daughter home, our daughter Zara lost color stopped breathing and is being rushed to another hospital. Thanks to the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara’s color she can breath again. Gonna be a rough night.</p>— Jimmie Allen (@JimmieAllen) <a href="https://twitter.com/JimmieAllen/status/1463369125758214144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 24, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
On Nov. 22, Alexis shared an update, writing, "Turned away by hospital yesterday AM Ambulance at 2AM. Basically, if your child isn't blue at the lips, they will not have answers for you. That's been my last 24 hours."
Jimmie and Alexis, who tied the knot in May, announced daughter Zara's arrival last month. "The new addition to our family is here and we couldn't be happier to finally meet her," he captioned an Oct. 17 Instagram post. "Alexis you're a champion, I love you and so thankful for you."
The country music star is also dad to son Aadyn, 7, from a previous relationship.
(Originally published Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:15 a.m. PST)