Lucy Mecklenburghs son Roman needs inhaler twice a day after hospital dash

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Lucy Mecklenburgh has revealed her son Roman is now required to take an inhaler twice a day after his scary hospital dash.

Former The Only Way Is Essex star Lucy, 30, rushed her son Roman, one, to hospital after she found him looking "blue" in his cot.

Lucy and fiancé Ryan Thomas' son Roman then spent time in St Mary's London intensive care unit and was on a ventilator.

Following the terrifying ordeal, little Roman is now back at home but Lucy has revealed he is required to take an inhaler twice a day.

Lucy shared a video of her son Roman playing with his inhaler with an added aero-chamber, which makes it easier for children to use, on her Instagram story.

Speaking from behind the camera, Lucy explained: "Just trying to get him used to his inhaler.

"He has to have this twice a day now," she said. "But, he doesn't like it."

As Roman continued to play with the inhaler, Lucy suggested to her son: "Shall we put some stickers on it?"

The tot then removed the aero-chamber from the inhaler and put it in his mouth. As she shared the clip with her followers, Lucy admitted: "He now needs an inhaler twice a day but he hates it."

She later added: "I'm hoping he gets used to it", before sharing a clip of Roman giving the inhaler on his little Paddington Bear stuffed toy.

Mum Lucy can be heard telling her son: "Oh yeah that's better Paddington can breathe really well now."

Later, Lucy revealed she had been flooded with questions from parents asking about her experience so they can look out for the signs.

She wrote a lengthy post explaining the ordeal on her Instagram story. It read: "So many of you have asked really nicely in my DM's to please share what was wrong with Roman & the signs to look out for to prevent this happening to your babies/children & what I did when I found him.

"I completely understand and don't want any parents to worry every night."

Lucy went on to explain her son had a "viral induced wheeze" and had woken up with "a slight cold in the morning" in a couple of occasions.

She added that he also occasionally "had a little wheeze by lunchtime" and added the pair previously went to A&E after he was "struggling to breathe" as she noticed "his chest is sucking in & working really hard".

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Mum Lucy then explained: "We are usually out by the morning after the nebuliser, oxygen and steroids and monitoring over night."

Lucy then explained: "This time however he had a little wheeze at lunchtime but no wheeze before bed and he seemed completely fine other than a snotty nose. I still gave him 2 puffs of his inhaler before bed just incase.

"When I heard very quiet cry's of distress At around 4am I went in his room. He was blue/grey, floppy when I picked him cup, in and out of consciousness & sick in his mouth.

"I called 999, cleared his mouth and have him his inhaler. I wish I could say I stayed calm but I really didn't."

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