Hollyoaks’ Lucy Jo Hudson reveals a terrifying run in hospital after her son Carter went limp and stopped breathing
Hollyoaks star Lucy Jo Hudson has revealed that she feared her three-year-old son Carter would die due to a terrible health problem.
The 40-year-old actress took Carter to Ormskirk Hospital in Lancashire when she was 18 months old because of her severe nut allergy.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Lucy Jo, who plays Donna-Marie Quinn on the Channel 4 soap opera, revealed how Carter went into anaphylactic shock after eating a snack containing trace amounts of nuts.
Lucy Jo wrote: ‘Carter was 18 months old. He was in the cart, eating sandwiches while I had tea with Sienna, and suddenly he looked at me and I knew something was seriously wrong.
‘He turned grey, his mouth turned blue and he started to go limp. He was struggling to catch his breath. God made my heart sink, I literally grabbed him from the cart, abandoned the groceries, and Sienna and I ran to my car.
Hollyoaks star Lucy Jo Hudson has revealed that she feared her three-year-old son Carter would die due to a terrifying health issue.
The actress opened up about Carter’s severe nut allergy and how at 18 months old he was rushed to Ormskirk Hospital after passing out.
“I strapped him into the car seat (which was horrible because at the time he was going in and out of consciousness and his skin was mottled, and I couldn’t hold him because I had to drive to A&E! It was 10 minutes but it felt like the whole one life my poor sienna was crying in the back wondering if she was going to die.
I kept trying to reassure him that he was ok but I couldn’t stop the tears, I honestly thought we were losing him! I kept talking to him, telling him to stay with us and he was trying to get God to love him! I remember parking outside A&E and running to the hospital cradling Carter with Sienna at my side and yelling ‘he’s not breathing’.
‘Nurses flew out of all the doors and took my baby from my arms and took him straight to a private room… After that, everything felt a blur… Nurse after nurse came in, doctors all around them, oxygen mask on, adrenaline in his leg, honestly the room was full of nurses trying to get him back! It was the scariest moment of my life.
Lucy thanked Ormskirk Hospital for ‘saving our children’s lives’