Lucy Mecklenburgh has shared a heartbreaking photo of her son hooked up to an IV in hospital as she thanked the NHS for helping save him.

The former Towie star, who is mum to Roman with partner Ryan Thomas, took to Instagram to share "every parent's worst nightmare" after they discovered their son was "blue in his cot".

She went on to reveal that he was transferred to intensive care and put on a ventilator, but thankfully revealed that he is now "back to his cheeky self".

Sharing a photo of her son with his bunny teddy and his hand hooked up to an IV, she wrote: "As some of you may have noticed we haven't been on social media lately.

"Just over a week ago I found Roman blue in his cot - probably every parent's worst nightmare. Without going into too much detail it ended up with Roman being transferred to St Mary's London intensive care being put on a ventilator.

"Thankfully we are now all home and Roman is back to his cheeky self.

"I am eternally grateful to the ambulance service for arriving so quickly, to Basildon hospital, the CATS team (children action transport services) St Mary's London PICU * Cosmic charity (Caring for babies & children in intensive care).

"I would love to do something in return and to hopefully help other sick children & their families.

"I;d like to help with the new Children's garden area at Basildon hospital as it's unusable at the moment and i know it would bring so much joy to children on the words.

"I'd also like to support the Cosmic Charity with a donation from us, and a promise I will support this charity as much as I can in the future. If you would be generous enough to support this incredible charity there's a Just Giving page in my bio which would mean the world to me if you made a donation and this is why -

"Cosmic Charity raises significant funds for the children's intensive care unit at St Mary's hospital London which was Roman transported to when Basildon could simply do no more for him.

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