Mrs Hinch’s son Ronnie released from hospital with Kawasaki disease diagnosis
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Mrs Hinch has revealed her three-year-old son Ronnie has been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease after spending a ‘nightmare’ 10 days in hospital.
Sharing an adorable snap of a smiling Ronnie, Mrs Hinch wrote: “FINALLY ‘We can go home now Mummy’.
“Ron, you are SO brave, SO strong, SO loved and just a beautifully unique darling boy.
“We have spent the past 10 days living what felt like a real life nightmare. But I just wanted to thank you all for so many kind messages and update you all.
“Ron’s temp spiked 40 at home, I phoned an ambulance. Ron was admitted and IV antibiotics started but NOTHING was working, in fact Ronnie deteriorated. The incredible doctors and nurses started every blood test and scan you can imagine. We paced rooms and corridors for days just waiting for an answer, a result … anything!
"Seeing Ron this way kicked me with a fear and desperation I’ve never felt in my whole life.”
Mrs Hinch - real name Sophie Hinchcliffe - said that as the days passed Ron began to develop more symptoms and he was eventually diagnosed with Kawasaki disease - something the 33-year-old influencer admitted she’d ‘never heard of before’.
Telling her 4.7 million followers about the ‘rare’ disease, she explained: “Kawasaki disease is a rare, non contagious disease that only affects around eight in every 100,000 children under the age of five in the UK. This disease causes swelling of the blood vessels throughout the body. It can also affect the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle when not treated early enough.”
Sharing the signs to watch out for, she added: “The main symptoms to look out for include a persistent high temperature, body rash, swelling and then peeling of the hands and feet, red blistered lips, bloodshot eyes, strawberry tongue, inflamed sore throat and swollen lymph glands.”
Mrs Hinch the past week had left her family ‘shaken’, revealing that she’d ‘never felt a fear like it’ but went on to thank the staff at Broomfield hospital, St Marys and Great Ormond Street Hospital for looking after little Ronnie.
She also urged any other parents or guardians who have children that have been diagnosed with the rare disease to get in touch as she now hopes to raise awareness.