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Jimmie Allen's Baby Daughter Recovering After Hospital Stay


Jimmie Allen's wife Alexa updated fans over Thanksgiving weekend following a health scare involving their newborn daughter Zara James Allen.

Zara is currently recovering from a RSV (respiratory syncytial virus).

"Time has slowed down for me this past week," began Alexa's lengthy social media post about her baby daughter. "I've been able to be present and more aware of the things around me. You never really think about the bad days you go through with a child until you're right in those moments."

Allen voiced his frustrations with medical professionals last Tuesday (Nov. 23) as the family sought a diagnosis.


"Attention Doctors, 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 heart and temperature find another career," Allen tweeted. "Your job is to save lives so do it."

Allen added more details about the situation involving his 5-week-old daughter in a subsequent tweet.

"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," Allen wrote. "Thanks to the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara's color she can breathe again. Gonna be a rough night."


Allen's wife Alexis shared in a prior Instagram story that Zara James and her 1-year-old sister Naomi Bettie were sick.

"Turned away by hospital yesterday AM Ambulance at 2AM," wrote Alexis, a registered nurse, on social media (as quoted by ET Canada). "Basically, if your child isn't blue at the lips, they will not have answers for you. That's been my last 24 hours.

"Not one doctor has taken the time to actually listen and make sure she's really okay - 10 min in and outs [sic]. What this nurse mama is seeing/hearing is so frightening," Alexis added.

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Allen also has a 7-year-old son, Aadyn, from a previous relationship.

Life's been eventful for Allen lately, from a new addition to his family to a strong showing on Dancing With the Stars. He won New Artist of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards and will vie for a comparable prize in January at the Grammys.

This story originally ran on Nov. 24, 2021 and was updated after the Allen family shared Zara's RSV diagnosis.

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