Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian reveals she had to rush her two children to hospital in two worrying trials
Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian has revealed she had to rush her children to hospital.
The 41-year-old actress, who played Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks, told her social media followers what had happened.
She shared a photo of her actor husband David O’Mahoney, 40, hugging their eldest daughter, Isla, three, while they were in a children’s ward, and gave an update.
Ali said: ‘A huge thank you to the Kingston Hospital staff for taking Isla’s wonderful care yesterday.
“She had never had asthma before she had a viral asthma attack. (No big surprise though with our family history and her history of allergies).
Concern: Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian reveals she had to rush her two children to hospital in two worrying trials
“It was a straight roller coaster of a day, but finally settled and thankfully able to get home last night.
“I just need to tell my nervous system that she’s safe and at home, while I still feel at the ceiling.” She was so, so brave but has been through a lot. We need a serious cuddle day today.”
During the update, Ali also revealed that her youngest child, Isabella, aged three months, was also rushed to hospital with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) a few weeks ago.
She posted a photo of Isabella sleeping soundly on her lap – adding: ‘Had the smallest in hospital with RSV a few weeks ago. Little people huh?’
“Thank you so much for all your lovely messages, really means so much. Isla is coming slowly. I can’t believe how many families deal with the same viral wheezing.
“Thank you all for sharing your stories with me, making us feel so much less alone. I really didn’t know this was a thing.’
She continued, “She’s been really good about taking her inhalers. David and I are trying to get the hang of the treatment plan and trying to find a bag big enough for EpiPens, antihistamines, inhalations and a spacer.”
It has been a very difficult time for Ali, whose boyfriend died a few weeks after the birth of her second child.
She previously wrote, “My little one will be 12 weeks on Saturday. The end of the fourth trimester – the end of what has been one of the toughest periods of my life.’
“A week after she was born, I lost one of my oldest and best friends. Trying to process this massive loss while walking the hormonal tightrope of my postpartum period was and remains incredibly intense.
“I’m used to taking long showers so I can cry and express everything so I can then return to parenting a little lighter.
“Knowing that such life-changing events that happen so close together can send my mental health flying incredibly close to the wind meant I had to seek help wherever I could find it.”