TOWIE’s Kelsey Stratford shares sweet update on sister, 8, as she battles coronavirus in ICU
TOWIE star Kelsey Stratford’s little sister Kennedy is in intensive care fighting coronavirus, but in the latest update shared by Kelsey, it seems the eight-year-old is keeping her spirits up
Kelsey Stratford has shared a sweet update on her little sister while the eight-year-old battles corornvirus in intensive care.
The TOWIE star, 20, took to her Instagram stories to share a picture that little Kennedy had sent her family in a group chat, revealing that the nurse had done her hair.
On Sunday Kelsey shared the sad news that Kennedy had been rushed to hospital after catching the bug, which she is more vulnerable to because she has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a genetic condition that makes the muscles weaker and causes problems with movement
Kennedy also has breathing problems as a result of her condition, which were made worse by Covid-19.
Despite this, Kennedy seemed to be in good spirits when she texted her family on Monday night.
She sent the family group chat a picture of her hair done up in French plaits as she lay in her hospital bed.
“Nurse done my hair,” Kennedy told them.
Kelsey shared a screenshot of the text on her Instagram stories, writing: “Love you more than anything in the world, I really do.”
The exchange was much happier than the last update she’d shared with fans.
She explained that her young sister has ‘developed clots coming up from her lungs,’ after contracting the virus and was suffering with extreme tiredness and couldn’t digest her food.
She called coronavirus “evil” as she shared the reality of living with the bug.
Kelsey wrote: “It makes you think you are better then hits you again. It isn’t anything like the flu.