Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian reveals she had to rush her two children to hospital in two worrying ordeals
Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian has revealed she had to rush her children to hospital.
The actress, 41, who famously played Becca Dean in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks – told her social media followers what had happened.
Sharing a picture of her actor husband David O’Mahoney, 40, cuddling their eldest daughter, Isla, three, as they sat in a children’s ward, she gave an update.
Ali said: ‘Massive thank you to the staff of Kingston Hospital for taking the most amazing care of Isla yesterday.
‘Having never had asthma before she had a viral induced asthma attack. (Not a huge surprise though with our family history and her history of allergy).
Concern: Hollyoaks star Ali Bastian reveals she had to rush her two children to hospital in two worrying ordeals
‘It was an utter rollercoaster of a day but finally settled and thankfully able to come home last night.
‘Just need to tell my nervous system know that she is safe and home as I still feeling on the ceiling. She was so, so brave but went through a lot. We need a seriously cuddly day today.’
During the update, Ali also revealed her youngest child, Isabella, three months, was also rushed to hospital with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) a few weeks ago.
Posting a photo of Isabella as she slept soundly on her lap – she added: ‘Had the littlest in hospital with RSV a few weeks ago. Little people eh?’
‘Thank you so much for all your kind messages, honestly means so much. Isla is getting there slowly. Can’t believe how many families are dealing with these same viral wheezes.
‘Thank you all for sharing your stories with me, makes us feel so much less alone. I honestly didn’t know this was a thing.’
She continued: ‘She’s been very good at taking her inhalers. David and I are just trying to get to grips with the treatment plan and trying to find a bag big enough to carry EpiPens, antihistamine, inhales and a spacer.’
It’s been a really tough time for Ali whose friend died just weeks after she gave birth to her second child.
She previously wrote: ‘My little one will be 12 weeks this Saturday. The End of the fourth trimester – the end of a period that has been one of the toughest of my life.’
‘A week after she was born, I lost one of my oldest and closest friends. Trying to process this enormous loss whilst walking the hormonal tightrope of my postpartum period has been and remains to be incredibly intense.
‘I’ve taken to having long showers so I can cry and let it all out so that I can then return to parenting a little lighter.
‘Knowing that such life changing events happening in such close succession could leave my mental health sailing incredibly close to the wind has meant I’ve had to seek help wherever I could find it.’