By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Former Towie Star Lucy Mecklenburgh, Ryan Thomas’s partner, and Roman’s mother, took to Instagram to share a photo of her son hooked up to an IV in hospital as she thanked the NHS for helping save him.
The star revealed that the son is suffering from every parent’s worst nightmare. He was found blue in his cot.
While giving an insight on the child’s condition, Lucy said that although he was transferred to intensive care and put on a ventilator, thankfully he is now “back to his cheeky self”.
While sharing the son’s picture in a Lyn apparent happy mood, she wrote: “Just over a week ago I found Roman blue in his cot – probably every parent’s worst nightmare.
“Without going into too much detail it ended up with Roman being transferred to St Mary’s London intensive care being put on a ventilator. “Thankfully we are now all home and Roman is back to his cheeky self.
“I am eternally grateful to the ambulance service for arriving so quickly, to Basildon hospital, the CATS team (children action transport services) St Mary’s London PICU * Cosmic charity (Caring for babies & children in intensive care).
In appreciation, the star promised to do alot of things to show her gratitude. She said “I would love to do something in return and to hopefully help other sick children & their families.
“I’d like to help with the new Children’s garden area at Basildon hospital as it’s unusable at the moment and i know it would bring so much joy to children on the wards.
“I’d also like to support the Cosmic Charity with a donation from us, and a promise I will support this charity as much as I can in the future. If you would be generous enough to support this incredible charity there’s a Just Giving page in my bio which would mean the world to me if you made a donation and this is why Cosmic Charity raises significant funds for the children’s intensive care unit at St Mary’s hospital London which was Roman transported to when Basildon could simply do no more for him.
“The charity helps by funding high tech equipment that helps save children’s lives that the NHS is unable to fund, support an onsite accommodation for parents & families which I can confirm is so greatly appreciated by the parents of the children in intensive care to get some much needed rest knowing they are so close; training and education for health professionals & clinical research into life threatening childhood diseases.
“Funded incubators for babies in intensive care, hundreds of hours counselling for families and frontline staff.”
In conclusion, the mother thanked everyone involved in saving her son’s life : “Although mentally we as a family may never fully recover, we feel extremely blessed to have our special boy home in our arms and it has truly opened our eyes to all the hardworking superheroes working in our hospitals who dedicate their lives to helping others and how extremely lucky we are to have these incredible medical services free for us all in the UK. Thank you NHS and all the charities that support the NHS.”