Karl Stefanovic's daughter rushed to hospital

The toddler suffered from a respiratory illness believed to be RSV, which is currently affecting thousands of children. Source: Channel 9 / Today

Video transcript

KARL STEFANOVIC: A couple of days ago. And the reason why we're doing this is because it's everywhere, this flu at the moment. And little Harpy, she went down-- she went downhill.

She just had a sniffle and a small cough, and then within six hours, we had her at the GP, and then within half an hour, she was in an ambulance going to the hospital. That's how quickly, it really-- and for us, as parents, it was like, how did that happen? We were like Nurofen, Panadol, we were doing it pulling all the things.

And then she just-- she just really, just her heart beat went up to like 200, her temperature went up to 40 in an in almost an instant, so it got hold of her. And it was only because of a great GP, she was able to get on top of it and then straight in the ambulance and the hospital, and she was there overnight. And there's just so good at what they do. They were able to sort things out.

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