Peter Andre reveals last Christmas was a 'horrible time' as family dealt with son Theo’s terrifying illness which left him in hospital

Posted on Dec 11 2017 - 6:15pm by admin

Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh put on a loved-up display Peter Andre and Emily MacDonagh revealed their tough time last Christmas[Wenn]

The little boy contracted bronchiolitis and was left struggling to breathe at just two weeks old, meaning he was rushed to hospital. 

Speaking to OK! Magazine in an exclusive interview, Peter Andre’s wife Emily MacDonagh said: “He was hospitalised this time last year, shortly after being born.

“He got bronchiolitis at two weeks old, which is a winter illness in babies. It causes inflammation in the airways so oxygen levels can drop.

Peter Andre shared a candid moment of his wife Emily breastfeeding their son TheoTheo Andre spent last Christmas in hospital[Peter Andre/Instagram]

“I noticed he was having trouble breathing when he was feeding and at times there would be quite big pauses between his breaths. 

Peter said: “It was a very scary time. Emily’s mum is a paediatrician so Theo was in great hands, but it was a horrible time. 

Emily continued: “It was tough for me to speak about at the time but now he’s a chubby cherub and is right as rain, I feel fine to talk about it.”

Theo Andre is rarely seen on cameraTheo Andre developed bronchiolitis at just two weeks old [Peter Andre/Instagram]

Pete, 44, and wife Emily revealed that last year’s tough time means that the family are looking forward to this Christmas more than ever. 

Emily said: “I’m really looking forward to it as last year Theo was so miserable and he wasn’t well at all.”

Pete also said: “None of the kids have ever had anything like that so it was worrying. After a tough time last Christmas with Theo big ill, this year will be amazing. 

Princess Andre dotes on her baby brother TheoPrincess Andre dotes on her baby brother Theo [Peter Andre/Instagram]

Peter Andre at centre of heated debate over his childrenPrincess and Junior will be spending Christmas with Peter, Emily and their children[Peter Andre/Instagram]

“Sometimes it felt like there was no light at the end of the tunnel but here we are, a year on, about to have a wonderful Christmas at home and Theo’s great now!”

Pete’s older children Junior Andre, 12, and ten year old Princess Andre from his marriage to Katie Price will be with Peter and Emily in their Surrey mansion this Christmas.  

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