Mrs Hinch’s son receives all-clear after being hospitalised with life-threatening disease

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16 Jul 2023, 13:10

Picture of Mrs Hinch looking happy in a green polkadot dress nect to a picture of her two young sons looking happy with signs that say "Time to catch our flight" and "Goodbye everyone".

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The British influencer best known for her cleaning tips has finally got the result of her son’s latest heart scan.

Sophie Hinchcliffe, also known as Mrs Hinch, has shared that her eldest son has been given the all-clear after suffering from a rare and sometimes fatal disease. 

Her 3-year-old son, Ronnie James George Hinchcliffe, spent 10 days in hospital last month, where he was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease.

The social media star has now updated her Instagram followers on her son's condition, by posting a photo of Ronnie next to his younger brother Lennie, with signs that say “Time to catch our flight everyone” and “Goodbye everyone”.

In the caption, Hinchcliffe revealed: “We’ve had the most amazing results from Ronnie’s most recent heart scan guys… they are all clear.

“The Kawasaki disease was caught and treated quick[ly] enough meaning Ron’s heart has NOT been affected by the disease.”

She added: “He will continue to be monitored for a while but the relief is a feeling I can’t even describe right now.

“We actually held off telling the boys or packing cases because we were ready to cancel in all honesty, but doctor’s orders.

“‘Go and have fun in the sun’, he said”.

When the 33-year-old mum originally told her fans about her son’s disease, she said: “We have spent the past 10 days living what's felt like a real-life nightmare.”

Ron was admitted to the hospital after his temperature hit 40 degrees, but his condition continued to worsen even when he was receiving antibiotics. 

The influencer recalled: “Seeing Ron this way kicked me with a fear and desperation I’ve never felt in my whole life.”

Kawasaki disease, which is also known as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, is a condition that mainly affects children under the age of five.

Symptoms include a high temperature that lasts for five days or longer, a rash, swollen neck glands, dry red lips, a bumpy red tongue, red inside the mouth and at the back of the throat, swollen hands and feet, and red eyes.

If you think your child is showing symptoms of Kawasaki disease, see a GP urgently or call 111. 

It is important that treatment is started as soon as possible, and then symptoms should become less severe after a few weeks, but it can take longer in some children.