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Katie Price’s son Harvey in ICU ‘for at least a week’ as doctors monitor his critical condition round the clock

KATIE Price's son Harvey will be in hospital "for at least a week" as doctors monitor his critical condition round the clock, The Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

The 42-year-old was fearing the worst after doctors warned that her 18-year-old son was in a "perilous condition".

Katie was told he was at risk of a heart attack or organ failure, which could plunge him into a coma after he was rushed to hospital with breathing problems.

And now sources have told The Sun Online that the teen will be monitored around the clock in ICU as his condition stabilises.

They shared: "Harvey has been stabilised but he’s being monitored around the clock by doctors.

"He’s still in intensive care and is expected to be there all day.

Adding: "Katie’s trying to stay strong and is going back to the hospital this morning."

But the next few days will be trying for them, as another source close to the star explained that: "The next 48 hours are critical.

"Harvey just really needs to do well over the next couple of days."

In light of Harvey's condition, Katie's rep told The Sun Online that the TV star is "holding up the best she can".

They said: "Katie is holding up the best she can in the current uncertain circumstances.

"Katie's focus is on being mum first and foremost.

"Harvey’s siblings are all deeply worried but cannot visit him in intensive care, as of yet," her spokesperson added.

"The next couple of days are the key with doctors working around the clock to ensure Harvey remains stable and comfortable."

Harvey was rushed to hospital by ambulance with breathing problems after his temperature shot up to a dangerously high 42 degrees.

A close friend said: “Katie has been preparing herself for this moment all his life and she’s been told Harvey is in a perilous condition.

"She’s been here before, but this time it’s far more serious. She’s trying to be tough and strong, but inside she’s falling apart and feels helpless.”

The model and TV star was “devastated” that she would not be allowed to stay overnight next to Harvey in ICU due to new visiting restrictions triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The close friend added: "Doctors need to get his temperature down. He’s in a really bad way."

Harvey has the rare genetic condition Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause weight gain and behavioural problems, and is also partially blind and on the autistic spectrum.

He sat in a wheelchair inside the ambulance that took him to Epsom Hospital, Surrey.

On Instagram last night, Katie told followers: “I can confirm Harvey is in intensive care and in the best hands and would like to thank the ambulance services and the hospital staff for the quick response and making him stable.”

It is the second time Harvey has needed hospital treatment in two weeks after he fell ill at sister Princess’ 13th birthday at her Surrey home.

Harvey experienced chest pains that felt like “pins and needles” and  was later sent home after being diagnosed with a chest infection.

Speaking to The Sun earlier this month Katie revealed doctors told her Harvey is at serious risk of dying from a heart attack if he does not lose weight.

And, in a brutally stark statement, the fearful mum said she hoped Harvey would die before she does, because he simply will not be able to cope without her.

Katie said: “When Harvey went into hospital, I feared the worst. I always do.

“The doctors have told me he’s at high risk of having a heart attack. He’s 27½st, wears 5XL clothes and he gets out of breath walking up the stairs. So of course I panicked.”

As well as Harvey, whose dad is former Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke, Katie has Princess and Junior, 15, with ex-husband Peter Andre.

She also has two children - Jett, six, and Bunny, five — with Kieran Hayler.

Katie and Dwight dated in 2001 but split shortly before Harvey was born.

A spokeswoman for Katie said: “Katie went with Harvey earlier this evening by emergency ambulance to hospital. Harvey’s symptoms are serious.

"Katie has total faith in the outstanding team whose care Harvey is now under."

Katie Price ‘preparing for the worst’ as Harvey is taken to intensive care with 42C fever and risk of coma

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