Lucy Mecklenburgh's son uses inhaler twice a day following hospital stint

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Lucy Mecklenburgh's son Roman now needs to use an inhaler twice a day after being released from hospital following a stint in intensive care.

The former The Only Way is Essex star and her fiancé, Coronation Street's Ryan Thomas, revealed last week that their 18-month-old son Roman had been in hospital for a week after she discovered him blue in his cot.

In a lengthy Instagram Stories post over the weekend, Lucy went into detail about her terrifying discovery, explaining that Roman had a "viral induced wheeze" and they've had to go to A&E a couple of times "as he's struggling to breathe as we can see his chest is sucking in & working really hard".

"We are usually out by the morning after the nebuliser, oxygen and steroids and monitoring overnight," she added, before sharing how the most recent time was different.

"This time, however, he had a little wheeze at lunch time but no wheeze before bed and he seemed completely fine other than a snotty nose," she recalled. "I still gave him 2 puffs of his inhaler before bed just in case. When I heard very quiet cries of distress at around 4am I went in his room. He was blue/grey, floppy when I picked him up, in and out of consciousness & sick in his mouth... I called 999, cleared his mouth and gave him his inhaler. I wish I could say I stayed calm but I really didn't."

She then posted a video showing Roman holding his inhaler and explained that he now "needs it twice a day" but he doesn't like it so she's trying to get him used to it.

Ryan and Lucy have been in a relationship since 2017 and got engaged in 2019.

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