Lucy Mecklenburgh details horrific moment she found son blue in cot

Lucy Mecklenburgh has recalled the moment she found her son Roman ‘blue in his cot’ in hopes of raising awareness for other parents. 

The former Towie star, who shares Roman with fiance Ryan Thomas, was forced to rush the toddler to hospital earlier this month when she discovered him seriously ill late at night. 

She described it as ‘every parent’s worst nightmare’ and many of Lucy’s social media followers have asked to know exactly what happened when Roman fell poorly.

In her Instagram stories on Sunday, Lucy posted a lengthy message sharing her ordeal to help other mums and dads look out for the signs. 

‘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,’ she began. 

‘I completely understand and I don’t want any parents to worry every night. 

‘Roman had a viral induced wheeze so a couple of times in the last 2 months he wakes up with a slight cold in the morning, he has a little wheeze by lunch time and by dinner time we are in a&e as he is struggling to breathe as we can see his chest is sucking & working really hard. 


‘We are usually out by the morning after the nebuliser, oxygen and steroids and monitoring over night [sic].’ 

Lucy, 30, noted that aside from a ‘little wheeze’ at lunch time, Roman seemed ‘completely fine’ when she put him down for bed and only had a snotty nose. Regardless, she made sure to give him two puffs of his inhaler before bed just in case. 

The reality star continued: ‘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 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.’ 

Roman, who is 18 months old, was transferred to St Mary’s London intensive care unit where he was placed on a ventilator. He’s since been discharged and, as Lucy revealed, is ‘back to his cheeky self’.

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