Ryan Thomas of Coronation Street and his partner Lucy Mecklenburgh have disclosed that their young son Roman has spent the previous week in intensive care.
“No words can express how grateful we are to have our little guy home safe after spending over a week in intensive care,” the former Jason Grimshaw actor wrote on Instagram yesterday (September 16).
“As parents, it’s been one of the scariest times of our lives but with thanks to our amazing doctors and nurses we have king Roman back playing, smiling, and more importantly eating.”
“You both really are the real-life superheroes,” Thomas, who is pictured above cradling his sick son, said of the NHS and the children’s/neonatal charity Cosmic.
The One and Only Way is Mecklenburgh also released a statement, recounting how their baby son was found “blue in his cot” before being placed on a ventilator at St Mary’s London’s urgent care unit.
“Although mentally we as a family may never fully recover, we feel extremely blessed to have our special boy home in our arms and it has truly opened our eyes to all the hardworking superheroes working in our hospitals who dedicate their lives to helping others and how extremely lucky we are to have these incredible medical services free for all of us in the UK.”
In the comments area, the couple’s friends and family expressed their affection, with Thomas’ fellow Weatherfield star Samia Longchambon writing: “Sending you all so much love.”
TOWIE’s Amber Dowding said, “Sending my love to you [red heart emoji] hope he’s well!” before a third person added, “You and Ryan have been so strong, you are both fantastic parents.”