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Katie Price is planning terminally ill mum Amy’s funeral after coming to terms with her dying

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Katie Price (right) is planning her mother’s (left) funeral (Picture:ITV)

Katie Price has revealed she is organising her mother’s funeral after accepting that she will die from her terminal lung condition.

The former glamour model, 43, explained in her new memoir, Harvey and Me: A Mother’s Love, that she has spoken to her mum Amy about what she wants for her funeral.

Amy has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which causes the lungs to deteriorate over time, and was given a life expectancy of three to five years when she was diagnosed in 2017.

Katie writes in the book: ‘I had all these thoughts running through my head and all these fears about the future, so I can’t even imagine how my mum was feeling. She’s an extremely strong woman.

‘I know that she’s accepted it, and even though I’m sure it’s on her mind every day, she doesn’t dwell on it.

‘As I said, she’s always been the opposite to me when it comes to things like that.’

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Katie is extremely close to her mum Amy (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)

Katie revealed that Amy had dealt with the illness pragmatically, the same way she had when the family had found out about Katie’s son Harvey’s disabilities, including Prader-Willi syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia and autism.

She continued: ‘Her attitude towards this illness has been the same as it was when we were told about Harvey’s conditions. I suppose I’m a glass half empty kind of person and she’s a glass half full.’

Katie revealed: ‘But I’ve accepted it now because I have to. She has an incurable disease and that’s just the reality of it.

‘I know it sounds awful, but once we knew the prognosis, I even spoke to my mum about her funeral and what she wants for it.

‘I think it’s much easier to organise a funeral if you know what they want.’

Katie revealed last year that she even offered to donate one of her own lungs to her mother in a bid to prolong her life.

Speaking to Simon Thomas on his Life, Interrupted podcast, Katie explained: ‘She got told a couple years [ago], coming up to three years, that she would have three to five years left of her life. You know, it’s gonna happen.

‘She still does a spinning classes. She’s got like 34 per cent left of her lung capacity, so she has started oxygen, which isn’t nice to see because, in my head, it’s that once you start the oxygen and you need that, you know it’s coming.

‘So she’s waiting to see if she can have a lung transplant. I even offered my lung to her but it’s not that easy. You have to be ill enough to have it.

‘Because if you’re too well, they won’t give it, but then you’ve still got to be well enough to be able to take it you know.

‘Although my mother could have it now, it doesn’t mean to say that she’d still survive it because it can reject in three weeks and it only prolongs your life five years.’

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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