Ivie and her twin sister Grace with their Mum and Dad, Scarlett and Gavin Boulton (Picture: SWNS)

A three-year-old girl who was waiting for a heart transplant has died in her parents’ arms.

Ivie Boulton died on Wednesday night after contracting a rare form of flu on January 24.

She had suffered multiple organ failure at Newcastle Hospital.

Her father Gavin Boulton, from Yate, South Gloucestershire, paid tribute to the youngster.

‘Five weeks ago our little girl Ivie was rushed into hospital and our lives were turned upside down,’ he wrote on social media.

‘She fought so hard but unfortunately she passed away peacefully last night in my and her mum’s arms.’

 

Ivie Boulton on life support in hospital.. A little girl who was waiting for a heart transplant after coming down with a rare form of flu has died in her mother's arms. Three-year-old Ivie Boulton was first taken ill on January 24, after being sick a number of times overnight. Her parents, Scarlett and Gavin, took the little toddler from Yate to her GP, but was later rushed to Bristol Children's Hospital. Tests revealed the seriousness of her condition, and fluid had built up around Ivie's heart. As doctors tried to drain the fluid, little Ivie went into cardiac arrest.

Ivie Boulton on life support in hospital Picture: SWNS)

He and his wife Scarlett Boulton had taken Ivie to doctors when she was sick multiple times in one night.

She eventually succumbed to her illness a month later after her lungs began to bleed, her mother said.

She had been on a heart and lung machine.

Mrs Boulton added: ‘We can’t thank people enough for the support, not just in Yate but around the world! We are obviously devastated.’

Ivie and her twin sister Grace with their Mum and Dad, Scarlett and Gavin Boulton. A little girl who was waiting for a heart transplant after coming down with a rare form of flu has died in her mother's arms. Three-year-old Ivie Boulton was first taken ill on January 24, after being sick a number of times overnight. Her parents, Scarlett and Gavin, took the little toddler from Yate to her GP, but was later rushed to Bristol Children's Hospital. Tests revealed the seriousness of her condition, and fluid had built up around Ivie's heart. As doctors tried to drain the fluid, little Ivie went into cardiac arrest.

The Boulton family (Picture: SWNS)

Ivie and her twin sister Grace Boulton. A little girl who was waiting for a heart transplant after coming down with a rare form of flu has died in her mother's arms. Three-year-old Ivie Boulton was first taken ill on January 24, after being sick a number of times overnight. Her parents, Scarlett and Gavin, took the little toddler from Yate to her GP, but was later rushed to Bristol Children's Hospital. Tests revealed the seriousness of her condition, and fluid had built up around Ivie's heart. As doctors tried to drain the fluid, little Ivie went into cardiac arrest.

Ivie and her twin sister Grace (Picture: SWNS)

Mr Boulton said they were heartbroken after telling Ivie’s twin sister Grace and the rest of their children about her death.

The family had been hoping a heart transplant would help save their daughter after hers was removed when it became infected.

A GoFunMe page had been set up for Ivie.