Louise Thompson revealed she is back in hospital on Thursday as she says her temperature has dropped and her body is shaking as if she’s in shock.
The former Made In Chelsea star, 32, who spent a month in intensive care after welcoming son Leo-Hunter Libbey, 14 months, with boyfriend Ryan last year, took to Instagram to share that she is having a ‘small procedure’ under general anaesthetic.
Louise, who suffers with PTSD and post-natal anxiety after the near-death birthing experience, also shared that she was trying to avoid being ‘triggered’ by the situation
‘My body is shaking – it’s gone into shock’: Louise Thompson took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal she is back in hospital for a procedure under general anesthetic
She wrote: ‘Checking in for a (fingers crossed small) procedure.
‘Trying to avoid feeling triggered, but my body keeps on dropping in temp 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. V keen to override my fear of general anesthetic and the fear of never waking up again.’
Tough: Louise, who suffers with PTSD and post-natal anxiety after the birthing experience with Leo (pictured together), shared that she was trying to avoid being ‘triggered’ by the situation
Louise has endured a difficult year after she nearly died during Leo’s birth, and spent five weeks in hospital suffering with ‘serious complications’.
She has since been battling post-traumatic stress disorder and post-natal anxiety, admitting during one week in January that she cried up to 20 times.
The star – who previously admitted she can’t remember the first five months of her son’s life after the trauma she suffered – has been honest with her fans about her daily struggles, revealing at points that the anxiety felt ‘inexplicable’ but now she’s learning to ‘make sense of it.’
Louise, who often calls Leo her ‘little miracle baby’, manages to control her anxiety, and after obsessively checking her temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate, is able to go about her normal, daily routine.
Mama: The star announced the birth of her little boy in an Instagram post, but told how she ‘suffered serious complications’ that left her in intensive care
When Leo was born, she wrote on Instagram: ‘Hello everyone, this post isn’t an easy one for me to write. I have so many things that 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 for now I will keep it quite simple.
‘The reason I have been absent for weeks is because I have been very unwell.
‘5 weeks ago I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy Leo-Hunter Libbey weighing in at 7lbs. Unfortunately it wasn’t the easiest start for either of us. One ended up in NICU and the other ended up in ICU.
Reassuring her followers that Leo was not unwell for long, Louise said: ‘Whilst Leo made a fairly quick recovery. I have been recovering in hospital for a month with various serious complications.’
Speaking out: 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 nowhere to live while heavily pregnant, said that the two incidents have meant she how has a new outlook on life.
‘In all honesty I never imagined that so many bad things could happen to me, but to dance with death twice brings a whole new view of the world – a stark reminder of how short and sacred life really is.
‘We need to start living, we need to start loving, we need to start enjoying every minute detail in life (certainly easier said than done when you’re stuck in mental and/or physical purgatory or dealing with serious illness, depression or the fear of the unknown), but if you DO have the capacity, then try and cling onto any nuggets of good… and please please please be grateful for good health. The hard truth is that you don’t know how lucky you are to have it until it’s too late.’
Causing concern: Fans of Louise and Ryan had been expressing their concern after the normally social media savvy pair took a break from posting last year
Going on to reveal she is seeking psychological support following the trauma, Louise said: ‘The reality is that I am in a bit of a strange place mentally and physically and I might be for a while, but that’s just part of the me now and part of my recovery.
‘It’s not going to be easy or linear but thankfully I am being offered some very valuable psychological help and the good news is that I’m starting to experience some good hours as well as bad ones. (Sometimes living hour by hour is your only option).’
Concluding by saying that things are on the up, Louise said: ‘I want to finish with some happy news… ‘I have been given the green light and been discharged from hospital which means that I’m able to recover from the comfort of my own home for Christmas. For the first time in a month I actually see a future where I get to live peacefully on this earth with my son.
‘I can’t wait to start our new journey together as a family of 3 and to start bonding little baby Leo.’
Baby joy: Louise thanked everyone for their support after the birth of Leo last year (pictured in 2022)
She concluded: ‘A massive thank you to everyone who has kept us in their thoughts and prayers. It is working. More thank you to follow. I’m too overwhelmed and a bit scared right now.
‘But I did want to send a prayer out to anyone who is also suffering and who might need love too. Life can be cruel and Christmas can be hard. It’s a good time to remember those less fortunate…there are a lot of them. I’ve seen it.’
Louise and Ryan received an influx of support from their friends and followers in the comments section of the post after sharing the news.
Mum and dad: Louise and Ryan (pictured together) received an influx of support from their friends and followers in the comments section of the post after sharing the news