Storm Keating has revealed that she is ‘doing well’ 10 days after her emergency spine surgery and that she will soon be able to lift her daughter Coco back into her arms.
The fashion designer, 39, who is married to singer Ronan Keating, was recently admitted to Cromwell Hospital after being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome.
She was happily fired for her daughter’s first birthday late last month and shared a heartwarming clip of herself with Coco and her son Cooper, three, saying that she is now doing well.
Happy: Storm Keating revealed she’s ‘doing well’ 10 days after her emergency spine surgery and will soon be able to lift her daughter Coco back into her arms
Storm wrote: ‘My babies ♥ ️ 10 days after surgery and I’m doing fine.
“Soon I will be able to lift her into my arms again one day … the lord himself knows that every bit of my heart and soul cannot wait!”
In the clip, Storm was seen sitting on a picnic blanket while giving Coco a kiss on the forehead with Cooper next to them.
It comes after Storm took to Instagram late last month, where she shared a moment of her hand and hospital gown, saying she had experienced the ‘most terrifying week’ of her life following her diagnosis.
Adorable: Storm shared a heartwarming clip of herself with Coco and her son Cooper, saying she’s fine
Storm wrote, “Soon I will be able to lift her into my arms again one day … the lord himself knows that every little piece of my heart and soul cannot wait!”
Cauda equina syndrome is a rare and serious form of spinal stenosis that causes the nerves in the lower back to be severely compressed.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the mother of two said she ‘wouldn’t wish anyone what I’ve been through’.
At the beginning of her message, she said, “It has been a long and trying week, the most terrifying week of my life.
“But I am so grateful to Dr. Syed Aftab and all the great specialists, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and resources at #CromwellHospital for helping me with this.
Congratulations! Storm revealed she celebrated Coco’s first birthday at home when she was released from hospital after emergency spine surgery
Troubled times: Australian fashion designer was admitted to Cromwell Hospital after being diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome
Shock: The mother of two recently shared how she was initially rushed to the hospital for a ‘very serious disc prolapse’, which required ‘surgery’ (pictured with Ronan in 2018)
“On Saturday I was rushed in with what we already knew was a very serious intervertebral disc, which more recently had escalated to the point where surgery was required.”
What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?
Cauda equina syndrome is a serious condition in which the nerves at the very bottom of the spinal cord become compressed.
- lower back pain
- numbness in your groin
- paralysis of one or both legs
- rectal pain
- loss of bowel control (bowel incontinence)
- loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence)
- pain on the inside of your thighs
Doctors recommend seeking immediate medical attention if a person develops these symptoms.
They should visit their primary care physician or the emergency department (A&E) of the nearest hospital.
If cauda equina syndrome is not treated immediately, the nerves to the bladder and bowel can become permanently damaged.
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She explained how her condition escalated and continued: ‘As she stabilized in the hospital, this then escalated to Cauda Equina Compression / Syndrome, which required emergency spinal surgery to prevent permanent damage.
“If it weren’t for Dr. Aftab and his acute diligence, care, attentiveness, and skills, I would not leave this hospital with the prospect of living the normal life I had always envisioned.”
The condition causes the nerves in the lower back to suddenly compress and can lead to loss of sensation, incontinence, and paralysis if not treated immediately.
Storm shares her gratitude to the medical staff who helped her, adding, “There are no words that ever come close to my gratitude to you Syed, thank you.
And to Georgia and all the great nurses and care assistants who wiped my tears, comforted my fears, cleared me up and allowed me to maintain my dignity when I thought I was going to lose it … you guys are great people to do what you do, thank you. ‘
She turned to her family and said, ‘My little girl is turning a year old tomorrow and I can’t wait to get home to her (just in time!) And to my wonderful family who have supported each other and put the fort together kept. in my absence last week.
‘It couldn’t have been easy and mostly because I know how my baby @rokeating is concerned! So baba, @jackrkeating and @missyykeating you are my heroes and I love you and can’t wait to get home and see you !!!! ‘
The businesswoman concluded her post: “Finally I wanted to thank everyone very much for your good wishes over the past week, they filled me with strength and courage. I hope by sharing my story it is a little reminder for everyone to take care of your back!
Many of us take our spine for granted and often our health too … but sometimes the unexpected can throw a real curve ball if you’re not paying attention or if you ignore your body.
‘I’m very lucky, but I wouldn’t wish on anyone what I’ve been through. We share our highs on Insta, but sometimes it’s also good to share our lows. This has been one of mine ❤️. ‘
Tribulation: In a lengthy Instagram post, the mother of two explained it had been ‘the most terrifying week of my life’
Storm gave birth to Coco last March and also shares Cooper with Ronan.
The happy couple met in September 2012 while they were both working on The X Factor Australia.
They were married in 2015 in a romantic Scottish ceremony before announcing in December 2016 that they were expecting their first child.
Ronan shares three other children with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly: daughters Missy, 19, and Ali, 15, and son Jack, 21.
Family: Storm gave birth to her daughter in March last year and also shares three-year-old son Cooper with the musician (pictured last year)