Danielle Lloyd has revealed the ‘terrifying moment’ that she went into hospital to discover her premature baby had pulled out his ventilator.
Harry was born 10 weeks early, weighing just 4lb 4oz, after the model collapsed with stomach pains.
A brain scan will reveal whether there has been any lasting damage as a result of the premature birth.
Emotional: Danielle Lloyd has revealed the terrifying moment son Harry, her second child with fiancé Jamie O’Hara, pulled his ventilator out
Battling through: Danielle has revealed they won’t know if there was any damage to Harry’s brain until a scan
But Danielle, 27, told OK! magazine the ordeal did not end after Harry was born suddenly in July.
She said: ‘I went to see him in hospital one day to find that he’d pulled his ventilator out and his life support had switched off.
‘His breathing was really heavy and there was no oxygen going to his brain and it could’ve caused brain damage.
‘His skin was also discoloured and he was put back on the life support. It was the most terrifying moment of my life and I just sobbed my heart out.’
Harry was put on a life support machine because it was discovered that he had a hole in his heart and that not enough oxygen was getting to his brain.
Danielle, who is also mother to one-year-old Archie with footballer fiancé Jamie O’Hara, said Harry will develop normally ‘but it’ll take him longer’.
She told the magazine: ‘He’s on medication and vitamins every day so we just have to take each day as it comes.
‘He has to go for a brain scan to see if there has been any lasting damage.’
Asked if the pair were planning on having any more children in the future, Jamie replied: ‘We’re
not going to have anymore for a while, that’s for sure. It has scared
us and we want to enjoy our lives with these two and give them all our
Tiny: Danielle tweeted a picture of Harry’s tiny hand shortly after his birth
‘Archie has a best mate as a brother now so we’ll give it five years and I’m sure Danielle will want to try for a girl!’
Following Harry’s arrival on July 13, the
pair waited five weeks before they were allowed to take him home and
meet his big brother.
At the time, Danielle wrote: ‘Harry IS home! Can’t believe it 5 long weeks
we have our family complete thanks everyone for all your support!
He is just simple amazing.’