Louise Thompson announced she was back in hospital on Thursday as she says her temperature has dropped and her body is shaking as if in shock.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, who spent a month in intensive care after welcoming 14-month-old son Leo-Hunter Libbey with boyfriend Ryan last year, shared on Instagram that they are joining a undergoes “minor surgery” under general anesthesia.
Louise, who suffers from PTSD and postnatal anxiety after the near-death birth, also shared that she tried not to get “triggered” by the situation
‘My body is shaking – it’s in shock’: Louise Thompson took to Instagram on Thursday to confirm she’s back in hospital for a procedure under general anesthesia
She wrote: “Checking in for a (fingers crossed small) procedure.
“I’m trying not to feel triggered, but my body keeps sinking and shaking, almost like I’m in shock.
“It’s amazing how the body clings to trauma. Let’s get this done and restore my faith in hospitals. I want to overcome my fear of general anesthesia and the fear of never waking up again.”
Tough: Louise, who suffers from PTSD and postnatal anxiety following the birth experience with Leo (pictured together), shared that she tried not to be “triggered” by the situation
Louise has had a difficult year after nearly dying giving birth to Leo and spent five weeks in hospital suffering from “serious complications”.
She has since struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and postnatal anxiety and admitted she cried up to 20 times during a week in January.
The star – who previously admitted she can’t remember the first five months of her son’s life after suffering the trauma – has been honest with her fans about her daily struggles, revealing where the fear was “unexplainable” felt, but now she’s learning to ‘make sense’.
Louise, who often calls Leo her “little miracle baby,” manages to control her anxiety, and after compulsively checking her temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, she is able to go about her normal daily routine.
Mom: The star announced the birth of her baby boy in an Instagram post, but opened up about how she “suffered serious complications” that took her to intensive care
When Leo was born, she wrote on Instagram: “Hi everyone, this post is not easy for me to write. I have so many things I want to say but at the same time I’m struggling to find the words to explain what has happened to me and my family so I’m going to keep it very simple for now.
“The reason I’ve been absent for weeks is because I’m very unwell.
“5 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing 7lbs. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in the NICU and the other in the ICU.
Louise assured her followers that Leo wasn’t ill for long, saying: “Whereas Leo recovered pretty quickly. I’ve been recovering in the hospital for a month with various serious complications.’
Speaking of which, Louise shared a lengthy explanation for her absence as she thanked her fans for all their support and well wishes
Louise, who was also involved in a house fire at her mother’s house which meant she had no place to stay during her peak pregnancy, said the two incidents led her to have a new outlook on life.
“Honestly, I never thought so many bad things could happen to me, but dancing with death twice brings a whole new perspective on the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is.
“We have to start living, we have to start loving, we have to start enjoying every little detail of life (certainly easier said than done when you are in mental and/or physical purgatory or with a serious illness, depression or the like struggling is afraid of the unknown), but if you have the capacity, then try and cling to all the nuggets of good… and please please be thankful for good health. The hard truth is you don’t know how lucky you are to have it until it’s too late.’
Concerns: Fans of Louise and Ryan had expressed their concerns after the normally social media savvy couple took a break from the post last year
Louise went on to reveal that she is seeking psychological support following the trauma, saying: “The reality is I’m in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically and I might be for a while but that’s just part of me now and part of my recovery.
“It’s not going to be easy or linear, but fortunately I’m being offered very valuable psychological help and the good news is I’m starting to have both good times and bad hours. (Sometimes living by the hour is your only option).’
Concluding, Louise said things were on the up: “I’d like to end with some good news…” I’ve been given the green light and been discharged from the hospital, which means I can rest in peace in my own home for Christmas. For the first time in a month, I actually see a future where I can live peacefully on this earth with my son.
“I can’t wait to start our new journey together as a family of three and to bond little baby Leo.”
Baby joy: Louise thanked everyone for their support following the birth of Leo last year (pictured 2022)
She concluded: “A huge thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. It works. More thanks to come. I’m overwhelmed right now and a little scared.
“But I wanted to send a prayer to anyone who is also suffering and who may need love as well. Life can be cruel and Christmas can be tough. It’s a good time to remember the less fortunate…there are many of them. I’ve seen it.’
Louise and Ryan received an influx of support from their friends and followers in the post’s comments section after sharing the news.
Mom and Dad: Louise and Ryan (pictured together) received an influx of support from their friends and followers in the post’s comments section after sharing the news