LUCY Mecklenburgh has opened up about the handful of daily medications she has to feed her firstborn after her terrifying fear of health.
Former TOWIE star, 30, and fiance Ryan Thomas rushed to A&E earlier this year after finding their 20-month-old son “blue” in his cot – and he was quickly taken to intensive care .
Following the September unrest, the youngster was prescribed a range of pills and inhalers, which Lucy has now documented on his Instagram page.
Capturing a description of the drugs sitting next to pill bottles, tablets, an inhaler, and a nebulizer, Lucy wrote, “Roman’s drug at the moment.
“I don’t know who hates him or me the most,” followed by a tearful Emoji face.
Still, it looked like Roman was off for a happy afternoon as he made his way to the Gruffalo Trail with his mother.
BATTLE OF ROMAN
Fortunately, Roman bounced back a week after being put on a ventilator while being treated in St Mary’s intensive care unit in London earlier this year.
Reflecting on the traumatic hospital dashboard, Lucy has since explained that Romans suffering from what is known as ‘virus-induced wheezing’ were therefore hospitalized and discharged from the hospital before her last experience.
Recalling that September night, the TV star said she woke up at 4 a.m. feeling like something was wrong and went to see Roman, who had a cold.
It was then that Lucy, who announced her pregnancy this month, found him unconscious and unconscious in his cot.
Speaking to the Snot, Sweat and Tears podcast, Lucy began, “So I heard some sort of growl at 3am and like I think we all do, well if they don’t sound like a loud cry and they’re in pain, you think, ‘Well, they’re just having a little dream.’
“I looked at him on the monitor and he looked fine, and at 4 in the morning something was wrong.
“I looked at him on the monitor and he was moving very slowly, side to side, and I thought, ‘I’m not okay with that and I want to go see him,'” he said. she continued.
“I think it’s in all of us and as moms we know that, don’t we? Anyway, Basildon Hospital and St Mary’s in London I just want to say a big thank you I was in the safest hands ever.
Lucy’s voice broke then when she said, “They were absolutely wonderful and I have to thank them and the ambulance service for arriving so quickly, for keeping my son here and that is, uh… God, that’s quite touching actually, talking about that. “
Reflecting on Roman’s diagnosis, Lucy said she believed her isolation from extended family and friends during the pandemic affected her immune system.
She later said: “I don’t know for sure, but I think Roman was potentially born ten days before Covid and because he was kept so isolated – literally isolated for six months – he didn’t have the chance to fight virus.
“So when he was in the hospital the test came back that he had six viruses, so what looked to me like a snotty nose was six viruses, so that’s what his little body had to fight and that. This is potentially why he was so sore and reached the stage of needing a ventilator.
“But it makes you think that if he had been in a normal world in the beginning, would he have been able to fight these viruses.
“Would he have had them already and fought them. You know what I mean? He wouldn’t have had six at a time.”
Lucy has since shared the warning signs of her son Roman’s terrifying fear of intensive care in an attempt to help other moms.
She wrote on Instagram: “Roman has had a viral wheezing so a few times in the past 2 months he wakes up with a mild cold in the morning, he wheezes a little at lunch time and dinner time we are in a he is having trouble breathing as we can see his chest is sucking and working very hard.
“We usually went out in the morning after the nebulizer, oxygen and steroids, and overnight monitoring.
“This time, however, he had a little wheezing at lunchtime but no wheezing before bed and he looked quite fine except for a snotty nose. I still gave him 2 puffs. inhaler before going to bed just in case. “
In September, Lucy revealed that Roman now needed an inhaler twice a day after the ordeal.
Former Corrie star Ryan Thomas, who won Celebrity Big Brother, said it had been “the scariest time of their lives” as he shared a photo of him cuddling his son in hospital.
The couple launched a fundraising page for Cosmic Charity, which cares for babies and children in intensive care.
The couple are now committed to doing everything possible to give back to those who saved their son’s life.
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