Katie Price fears it will be her last birthday with her ailing mother Amy as her health has “ deteriorated ” amid a battle with a debilitating lung condition.
- The former model, 42, claimed Friday that she was worried about “how long” she would spend with her mother due to her poor health.
- Amy revealed in 2017 that she has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that causes scarring of the lungs.
- In recent months, Amy has been holed up from her family to protect herself during COVID-19, as Katie was only able to see her mother out the window.
Katie Price dreads her last birthday with her ailing mother Amy amid her battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
The 42-year-old former model claimed Friday that she was worried about “how long” she would spend with her mother as her health had deteriorated in recent weeks.
Claiming that the last few party seasons have been a ** t, Katie said she tries to stay positive under the circumstances.
The Struggle: Katie Price fears this will be her last Christmas with her ailing mother Amy as her health has “ deteriorated ” amid a battle with a debilitating lung condition, she claimed Friday
Talk to the sunKatie explained, “This year my mom’s condition got even worse, so I just want to really do Christmas this year because I don’t know how long you’ll be here.”
“There’s nothing we can do about it. This is what I’m talking about with a therapist, what I’m going to have to deal with.”
I am not saying it will be her last birthday but I really want to enjoy it. I am really looking forward to this Christmas. The last couple was s ** t.
Frank: Katie said that she is worried about the “time” she will spend with her mother, and she feels that the last few festive seasons have been “** t” so she tries to remain positive under these circumstances.
Amy revealed in 2017 that she has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that causes scarring of the lungs.
When Amy was first diagnosed with COPD, doctors gave her a life expectancy of three to five years.
In recent months, Amy has been protecting herself from her family to protect herself during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Katie has only been able to see her mother through the window.
Sad: In recent months, Amy has been protecting her family to protect herself during the COVID-19 pandemic, as Katie was only able to see her mother through the window.
Staying safe: The couple were able to see each other in October alongside Katie’s half-sister Sophie, after they passed the coronavirus test until they knew they were safe to see Amy
What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a condition that causes scar tissue to build up in the lungs
- It can lead to shortness of breath and eventual respiratory failure, and has been described as the “silent killer”.
- The early symptoms of the condition are often ignored or confused with the common cold or flu
- IPF currently has no cure
The couple managed to see each other in October alongside Katie’s half-sister, Sophie, after they passed the coronavirus test until they learned they were safe to see Amy on her birthday.
Katie thought about the horrific news on “The Loose Woman” last year and said, “I just couldn’t cope and when she hears the word” station, “she thinks she doesn’t have much time left.
Amy discussed her safety during the same April 2019 interview, and said, “ I’m not so bad.
I have gone for the tests this week with the transplant team, and they are watching me, the lung function tests have decreased a bit but that’s to be expected with what I got because it is a progressive disease.
‘But they do all the tests on the other organs in your body to prepare you for when they think you need a transplant – not yet [on the transplant list] – And what they do is they look at everything to make sure you can handle it, your heart, your liver, your kidneys and all of that, and they’re still 100 percent, they’re fine.
So at this point they go, ‘You’re healthy, go and enjoy yourself. “
Katie also said that when the family first found out about Amy’s diagnosis, she tried to offer her mother a lung.
She never let me because I have kids but it’s not that easy. “ There isn’t much on the transplant list, they have to wait until you’re near death, ” she said.
Health: When Amy was first diagnosed, doctors gave her a life expectancy of three to five years (pictured on The Loose Woman last year)