Frankie Bridge has revealed she was forced to rush her son Parker to the hospital over the weekend after the seven-year-old was left struggling to breathe following another croup attack.
The Saturdays singer shared an update with fans on Instagram last night, saying it was ‘horrendous’ to see someone she loved ‘gasping for air’.
Reflecting on the hospital dash, Frankie – who has shared Parker’s previous croup attacks – said she and husband Wayne Bridge were expecting their son to have an episode after he came down with a runny nose.
After keeping Parker in their bed, after he was struggling to breathe they rushed him to A&E – before being allowed to bring him home without an overnight stay due to them being ‘croup pros’.
Sharing a video to Instagram, Frankie, who also shares son Carter, five, with Wayne, said: ‘Look at the state of me. I’ve got a nerve coming on like this haven’t I?
‘Not even washed today. Yeah just one of those rubbish nights. We knew Parks was gonna get croup, we just knew it.
‘The boys have runny noses to the point where Parks was in our bed because we knew it was gonna come and it did.
‘So we ended up rushing to A&E when he still couldn’t breathe after awhile. They let us bring him home.’
Frankie went on: ‘It’s just mad how you can have one kid who has a cold and just has a cold and then you have another kid, the minute he has anything, it goes straight to his chest and has asthma.’
She added: ‘It’s just not something you ever used to I don’t think. Seeing someone you love gasping for air. It’s just horrendous . There is nothing you can do really.’
In Instagram stories uploaded after Frankie’s video, Parker seemed to have recovered and was seen smiling alongside his brother as the singer shared her thanks for all the kind messages.
‘Thanks so much for all your lovely messages about Parks. Seems so many of your little ones have been in the same boat more than once,’ she wrote.
‘We all seem to have the same trips and tricks. Sending you all love for tonight.’
Croup is a condition that causes infection and irritation of the upper airways, causing them to swell make it harder to breathe, which causes a characteristic barking cough.
It was Parker’s second croup attack in five months, after Frankie previously revealed the young one was rushed to hospital in October.Credit: Source