AN AYR mum says it’s not fair that she has to fight for a blue badge for her disabled baby daughter after being rejected.

Bronagh Little, 27, has been left with unnecessary stress on top of round the clock care for her 18-month-old daughter Elodie.

The brave tot has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, which affects all her limbs, global development delay, causes issues with her sight and requires a special feeding tube.

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She uses a specially adapted chair which will soon be required whenever she is taken out.

Bronagh told the Advertiser: “Elodie had to be resuscitated at birth, which caused brain damage.

“She has loads of complex needs. She is fed through a gastric tube just now which feeds her overnight.

“She’s got a rising and falling chair. It expands with her, there’s a bit for her neck. The wheels aren’t suitable for outside so she is going to get reviewed for one that can go outside.

“Elodie’s not like any other baby. She can’t sit up, roll over or crawl, she can’t do anything.”

Bronagh wants a blue badge to make getting to hospital appointments easier after struggling to get a parking space close enough to the buildings.

Doctors in Ayrshire looking after Elodie penned a supporting letter for an appeal after the first blue badge was rejected.

Bronagh has told how her daughter is lucky to be alive after she had to be resuscitated at birth.

Doctors couldn’t find a heartbeat for a full five minutes.

Bronagh said: “I had gallstone pancreatitis in my bile duct which developed into sepsis.

“Elodie’s heart was dropping and they had to get her out.

“She wasn’t breathing. It took her five minutes to find a heartbeat. She ended up with brain damage because of it.

“I was on a ventilator in adult ICU and she was on one in the baby ICU.

“She’s lucky to be here, we both are, so I am going to make sure I do everything I can to get what she needs. She is special and our wee fighter.”

Bronagh says she will not give up the fight to make sure her daughter has all the support she can get.

She added: “We shouldn’t have to fight for stuff like this, it’s a terrible feeling.

“We have even had support from Elodie’s doctor saying she needs a blue badge.

“It’s not her fault she she’s like this and it is just extra stress on top of everything.”

South Ayrshire Council say there is an appeal process that can be followed.

A spokesperson for the Health and Social Care Partnership said: “We follow Scottish Government criteria, to ensure blue badges go to those that need them.

“A blue badge can be granted for a child under three years of age, if the child has a medical condition that means they always need to be accompanied by bulky medical equipment, or if they must always be kept near a vehicle in case they need emergency medical treatment.

“There is an appeals process and we are in contact with the family.”