Binky Felstead’s son Wolfie rushed to hospital in an ambulance after suffering an allergic reaction
Binky Felstead was left shocked on Sunday after her son Wolfie was rushed to hospital due to an allergic reaction to hummus.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, said she felt ‘so many emotions’ after the scary ordeal, as she praised the NHS staff who helped out all day.
On Instagram, the mum of two explained that Wolfie, 12 months, who she shares with husband Max Darnton, is now safe and sound as they remain in hospital in Gloucestershire awaiting the end of a family weekend in the Cotswolds.
‘So many emotions’: Binky Felstead’s son Wolfie was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on Sunday after an allergic reaction
While sharing a carousel of images with her 1.4 million followers, a photo showed the TV star lying on a stretcher with her son, while the couple were surrounded by paramedics.
Another showed the toddler cuddling a teddy bear given to him by the hospital for “being so brave” as his face appeared swollen after the reaction.
The reaction is said to have come from sesame that Wolfie ate in hummus for lunch, which left him itchy and blotchy.
Fortunately, the ambulance arrived soon after Binky’s call to 999 – as the star sang the praises of the NHS service.
Brave: One shot showed toddler cuddling a teddy bear he got from hospital for ‘being so brave’ as his face looked swollen after the reaction
Response: The reaction is thought to have stemmed from sesame that Wolfie ate in hummus for lunch, which left him itchy and blotchy
Father and son: Binky’s husband Max cuddled with his son, he appeared to be on the mend
Difficult time: Binky kept her followers informed via Instagram after Wolfie’s bad reaction
Binky wrote a lengthy caption explaining the situation to followers: “Wolfie is rushed away in an ambulance after a bad reaction to what we believe is the sesame in the hummus he had for lunch.
“Very soon he started to feel incredibly uncomfortable and was constantly rubbing his face and getting angry. He turned bright red all over his face and hands and small white spots appeared shortly before his eye, lips and tongue began to swell.
‘We immediately left the restaurant and drove to the nearest pharmacist who said to call 999…which we did and these incredible paramedics arrived within 4 minutes!
“All very scary, they said he had an anaphylaxis shock and gave Wolfie a little adrenaline rush.
“They were afraid he couldn’t breathe, so turned on the sirens, drove pretty fast and we had our first experience in an ambulance!
Hugging: Binky shares a selfie with her story and hugs Wolfie as she admitted he looks ‘SO much better’
Waiting: The family must stay in the hospital to get permission from the doctors to go home
“Wolf’s face thankfully began to calm down and he loved the sounds and all the exciting things dangling in the ambulance. He also got to keep a bear because he was so brave.’
Admitting that she is now going to have an allergy test for Wolfie, Binky continued to explain the top-notch service she received at the hospital.
Continuing in the caption: ‘We got to a hospital in Gloucestershire 40 minutes down the road, which was also great. They kept us all calm, explained heaps and we just got fired after watching him closely for 5 hours.
‘We left with two epi-pens and a lot of info. The first thing on my to-do list next week is taking Wolfie to a skin/allergy specialist! WOAH – so many emotions again.
Opening up: Binky explained the situation in her lengthy caption and thanked the NHS for their work
“The NHS and the whole team have been nothing short of amazing. The family and I are incredibly grateful for everything you have done today xxx THANK YOU.’
It’s been an eventful week for Binky, after her dog Pedro was hit by a van on Monday – with the puppy getting a blow to the head, stitches and a cone.
Admitting that she thought she had lost Pedro, the reality star described the person driving the van as “bad” and “immoral” and explained: “I feel sick, you got away with this.”
After the turbulent week, Binky said she is “looking forward to another week.”
Tough week: Binky wrote ‘What’s up with this week’, after the incident followed her dog Pedro being hit by a van
Emotional: Admitting that she thought she had lost Pedro, the reality star described the person driving the van as ‘bad’ and ‘immoral’, explaining: ‘I feel sick, you got away with this’