Former model, Katie Price’s 18-year-old son Harvey was admitted to Intensive Care on Sunday night. He is being observed around-the-clock.
Harvey suffers from a rare genetic disorder, Prader-Willi Syndrome. He is partially blind due to Septo-optic dysplasia, autistic, diabetic and has an underactive thyroid.
Katie and Harvey’s representative said that ‘the next 48 hours are critical.’
Talking to MailOnline, they said, “This is most likely linked to the bug he had when he was rushed into hospital last week. It is not COVID-19, it is an unknown bug. He has had chest pains and a temperature. An extremely high temp. It was 42. You could cook an egg on him. It spiked quickly and he’s had major problems breathing.”
They continued, “The next 48 hours are critical. Harvey just really needs to do well over the next couple of days. He is having loads of tests today and being watched around-the-clock. Katie is doing her best – it’s horrible – having a child with so many complex conditions is so tough.”
It was reported that Katie was ‘fearing the worst.’ As Harvey suffers from many health complications, there is a risk of organ failure.
Katie Price expressed her gratitude for doctors via Instagram but is on the verge of ‘falling apart’. Doctors have warned that Harvey is in a ‘perilous condition.’
In the post with a picture of herself and Harvey, she wrote, “[I’d] would like to thank the ambulance services and the hospital staff for the quick response and making him stable. X.”
According to a source, quoted by the Sun, “Katie has been preparing herself for this moment all his life and she’s been told Harvey is in a perilous condition. She’s been here before, but this time it’s far more serious. She’s trying to be tough and strong, but inside she’s falling apart and feels helpless. Doctors need to get his temperature down. He’s in a really bad way.”
Harvey is reportedly admitted at Epsom Hospital, Surrey. His mother was not allowed to stay by him overnight because of safety guidelines.