Fiona Falkiner and her fiancée Hayley Willis have brought their son home after a frightening stay in hospital.
The 39-year-old model posted an image to Instagram in which she cradled Hunter, one, and revealed that he was well enough to leave, but still recovering.
‘Taking our sick little monkey home. Thank you for all your kind words and well wishes hoping he will be on the mend soon,’ she wrote in the caption.
Tot: Fiona Falkiner and her fiancée Hayley Willis have brought their son home after a frightening stay in hospital. Fiona and son Hunter are pictured
On Friday, Fiona and Hayley thanked fans for reaching out, after they endured a terrifying incident involving their infant son.
The engaged couple were left shaken after Hunter was rushed to hospital after choking earlier this week.
On Friday, Fiona and Hayley both shared a post declaring how thankful they were for the outpouring of support they have received.
Scary: The engaged couple were left shaken after Hunter was rushed to hospital after choking earlier this week
‘Completely overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone,’ Hayley wrote alongside a photo of the toddler.
‘From our family, friends and our Instagram community – your words of support and shared experiences was like receiving a giant hug when we needed it most.
‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xx’ she concluded.
Thanks: On Friday, Fiona and Hayley both shared a post declaring how thankful they were for the outpouring of support they have received
Earlier this week, Hunter choked on his own vomit and went ‘limp’ in a Melbourne hotel room before paramedics arrived and raced him to The Royal Children’s Hospital.
Fiona shared gut-wrenching photos to Instagram on Friday of her little boy recovering from the ordeal.
Fiona explained Hunter had been suffering from croup and an ear infection before his choking fit, and that she and Hayley managed to get him ‘conscious again’ before medics arrived.
Terrifying! The child (pictured) choked on his own vomit and went ‘limp’ in a Melbourne hotel room before paramedics arrived and raced him to The Royal Children’s Hospital. Fiona shared gut-wrenching photos to Instagram on Friday of her little boy recovering from the ordeal
The Sydney-based couple were in Melbourne to visit Fiona’s ailing mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease.
Hunter is now doing a lot better, but still has conjunctivitis.
What is croup?
- An upper airway infection that blocks breathing and sounds like a barking cough
- Most common in children
- It is commonly caused by an underlying virus
- Treatment includes rest, fluids, keeping a child in an upright position
- Hospital care might be needed; consult doctors immediately
‘One of the most terrifying moments in our parenthood journey to date,’ Fiona told her 110,000 Instagram followers.
‘After battling croup and an ear infection last week, we were hopeful little H would be on the mend.
‘Instead his cough turned into another virus and as we were in our Melbourne hotel room a coughing fit saw him vomit choke and go limp for what seemed like an eternity. Thankfully we were able to clear his airways and get him conscious again before paramedics arrived.’
She continued: ‘My heart hurts for so many reasons, for H and how sick he is, and for not being able to see my beautiful mum who continues to deteriorate from Alzheimer’s.
‘It’s been one hell of a week, I’m grateful we are okay and just hope we can finally get our little man well again.
‘Our poor sick little man it just breaks my heart to see him this unwell. This virus has given him conjunctivitis.’
The comments section of Fiona’s post was flooded with well-wishes from fans and fellow celebrities.
Former competitive swimmer and TV personality Giaan Rooney wrote: ‘Terrifying… wishing you all a speedy recovery.’
‘Sending love,’ added ex-radio host Mel Greig.
Family: Fiona and Hayley welcomed Hunter in March last year with the help of IVF and a sperm donor. In March, sports journalist Hayley, 30, announced she is expecting their second child
Fiona and Hayley, 30, welcomed Hunter in March last year with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.
And in March this year, Hayley announced she was expecting their second child.
‘Grateful, blessed, over the moon… it’s hard to put into words how much I adore my little family as we prepare to welcome another addition,’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘Baby Falkiner due August. Two boys under two, how hard can it be?!’
The couple became engaged in April 2019 while on holiday in Vanuatu.
Still going strong: The couple became engaged in April 2019 while on holiday in Vanuatu