Charlotte Dawson has revealed her two-month-old son Jude has RSV bronchitis after being rushed to hospital.
The former Ex On The Beach star, 31, gave a health update on Instagram on Friday, sharing how grateful she was that she trusted her instincts after an initial doctor turned them away thinking it was just a cold.
Charlotte posted a photo of herself cradling her little one close to her chest and holding his hand.
She captioned the post: “Trust your motherly instincts. I may have been absolutely exhausted, but I knew something was wrong and it wasn’t.
‘Our beautiful boy has RSV bronchitis after he just said he had a cold and the doctors told him to go home and rest.
Heartbreak: Charlotte Dawson has revealed the mystery illness her two-month-old son Jude has is RSV bronchitis, despite doctors telling her it was a cold and to ‘go home’
Opening: Charlotte took to her Instagram Stories to update her followers on what’s been happening with baby Jude over the past week
Love: On Instagram, the TV personality told her followers to ‘trust your motherly instincts’ and that her focus now is on making her little one better
‘Thank God we got to hospital at the right time and the nurses and doctors were great, got him on oxygen straight away and we will be here until next week but we are in the right place and in safe hands.
‘Thank you for all your messages, I love you all, I just need to focus on him getting better now, so scary when they are so little and see him with all these tubes around him, I don’t want to let him go. ‘
According to the NHSBronchiolitis is caused by a viral infection, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
RSV is very common and spreads easily through coughing and sneezing. Almost all children have had it by the time they are two.
Fans and Charlotte’s famous friends flocked to her comments section to send their love and well wishes.
Reality star Vicky Pattison wrote: “Well done beautiful girl for acting quickly… sending you, Jude and your entire family so much love,” followed by a heart eye emoji.
Singer Rebecca Ferguson added, “Lots of love, hope he heals soon,” followed by some hearts and praying hands.
The TV personality then used her stories to keep her followers updated on what was going on. As Jude nursed from her breast, Charlotte joked, “He loves sitting on mommy’s breasts, on the udders.”
After thanking her fans for all their kind messages, she went on to say, “Last night was obviously very scary, traumatic and very emotional.”
Traumatic: Charlotte revealed she rushed her son to hospital after a mysterious health scare, despite doctors saying his chest was clear
Sad: After thanking her fans for all their kind messages, she went on to say: ‘Last night was obviously very scary, traumatic and very emotional’
Scary: She explained that some of Jude’s symptoms included screaming and when he couldn’t breathe and wheezing she took him to hospital where blood tests revealed the result
On the mend: The star assured fans she has seen a change in her little one since coming to hospital, but he is still struggling with his breathing
Works: As she told her story, Charlotte joked that she was like ‘Daisy the chuffing cow’ by pumping all her milk
She told her followers how she took Jude to the doctors earlier this week but they told her he was a little fat but nothing serious.
They assured her that he would be fine and that she would keep an eye on him, but to call if she had any concerns.
She then said Jude started screaming Tuesday night. She told her followers: ‘I just knew something wasn’t right, it’s the mother instinct, you just know something isn’t right. He did this proper shouting.
‘On Wednesday night the screaming started again like he was in a lot of pain and I just knew it wasn’t right and it didn’t sound like Jude at all. I kept sending Matthew voice notes because he was in the other room and I woke him up and thought, ‘Look, something’s not right.’
Charlotte took Jude to the doctors again, who told her it could be colic, but that his chest was clear and she should go home. They added that if she was really worried, she could take him to the hospital, but she would have to wait a while.
Support: Fans and Charlotte’s celeb friends flocked to her comments section to pass on their love and well wishes to little Jude
New mum: Charlotte welcomed her second child, Jude, in July with rugby player fiance Matt Sarsfield (pictured)
Difficult: Mother-of-two revealed she can’t cope with how scary it’s been
Charlotte took Jude home and then said: ‘The wheezing started, he couldn’t breathe, he deteriorated massively and still wouldn’t eat from me.’
She said she then decided to take him to hospital, saying: ‘The nurses said, ‘Thank God you came now because his oxygen levels are so low.’ They saw me straight away, they were so good with me.
‘His color was gray. A horrible, horrible color. His eyes are all swollen and red and then they took us straight to the ward and x-rayed him. Obviously he had to have blood and all. It was traumatic.
‘It’s just awful to see all those tubes in your baby’s face and even though it’s clearly helping him, and we’re in safe hands here, it’s so hard and I had to leave the room a few times.’
Charlotte then said that the tests showed that Jude had RSV bronchitis and that because he is so young, they would be in hospital for the next few days.
The star assured fans that she has seen a change in her little one and even got a few smiles from him, but he is really struggling with his breathing.
‘He feeds on me, which is great, and on the tube, so I pump away. I’m like Daisy here, the chugging cow!’ she joked.
The mum-of-two, who welcomed her second son, Jude, with rugby player fiance Matt Sarsfield at the end of July, told how she ‘can’t cope with how scary it has been’.
The couple also share son Noah, who turned two in January.