Lucy Mecklenburgh fights back tears as she reveals son Roman’s shock diagnosis after a terrible health crisis

LUCY Mecklenburgh is in tears as she explains to fans the results of her son Roman’s recent hospital appointment.

Little Roman, who just turned two, was rushed to hospital last year after being found “blue” in his cot.

Lucy Mecklenburgh jumped up as she discussed Roman's diagnosis

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Lucy Mecklenburgh jumped up as she discussed Roman’s diagnosisPhoto credit: INSTAGRAM
The little one can no longer drink thin liquids

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The little one can no longer drink thin liquidsPhoto credit: INSTAGRAM

He was taken straight to the intensive care unit and put on a ventilator.

Luckily, Lucy and her fiancé Ryan were able to bring Thomas Roman home a week later, but the tot has been checked up regularly ever since.

On Friday, Ryan took Roman to his final appointment and received a shock diagnosis, leaving Lucy with “mixed feelings”.

It was determined that fluid entered Roman’s lungs whenever he drank.

Former Towie star Lucy explained on Instagram that specialists made this diagnosis after a “videofluoroscopy” – a moving X-ray that can be taken when a patient is consuming fluids.

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Lucy said: “It was to check if there’s no liquid if he drinks the wrong way and gets into his lungs.

“I honestly thought it wasn’t going to show that, so I kept my day job and he went with Ryan.

“I love going to all appointments, but Ryan called me and said it showed fluid getting into his lungs.”

Fighting back tears, she continued, “I feel really weird about it because… I’m sad for Roman.

“Now, from Monday when we pick up the thickener, he can’t have thin liquids for quite a while – possibly years.

“So no lollipops and ice cream, no water or juice. Everything has to be a really thick consistency so it doesn’t end up in his lungs.

“But we have an answer. Maybe it’s not the full picture, I don’t know yet because we haven’t seen his agent, but it’s something.”

Lucy concluded: “It’s a step forward and something we can deal with and hopefully will keep him from getting sick like this. It’s positive in a way because we’re a little bit closer to the answer.”

The brave mum, who is expecting another baby with Ryan, then snuggled up to Roman, who was happily eating spaghetti shapes and toast in his high chair.

He then squealed with delight when she told him he was going to his baby soccer class soon.

Roman was put on a ventilator last year

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Roman was put on a ventilator last year
The little boy just turned two years old

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The little boy just turned two years oldPhoto credit: instagram

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