Katie Price’s mother has shared a heartbreaking update on her terminal illness, stating that she’s likely in the ‘last couple of years’ of her life.
Amy Price was diagnosed with terminal lung condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2017, which means the lungs become scarred and breathing becomes increasingly difficult.
As she is classed as vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic, Amy hasn’t been able to see daughter Katie or the reality star’s five children since October.
Amy, 66, revealed how she has been coping on Good Morning Britain, explaining: ‘I’m very up and down really. Obviously it’s terminal. I should imagine I’m in my last couple of years now. What with Covid and everything, if I catch a cold or Covid there’s no hope, so that would be the end of it for me.’
However, there is a glimmer of hope as Amy revealed: ‘But positively, I’m hoping and pushing to see if I can get on the transplant list because there is no cure, there’s nothing else they can do for me really, it’s just palliative care keeping me comfortable.
‘But with the transplant, my age is against me because the results are not that good as you get older. You could die in the operating theatre, you could have rejection, you might not come out of hospital.
‘I think if you can go through all that, then you would have a better quality of life and maybe live another two or three years.’
Katie, 42, also opened up about how Amy’s illness has impacted her and appears to be taking the optimistic approach.
‘It just puts life in perspective that no matter how bad it is, you’ve just gotta get on with it,’ she said.
‘The only thing I hate seeing my mum on that oxygen thing. Look how brave she is, that’s where I get my [braveness]. She’s so brave and strong and she plays it down.
‘You’re very ill but you look so good.’
Amy added that one positive for the family is that they have grown closer during the pandemic and make more effort to reach out to one another.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.