Katie Price ‘feared the worst’ during son Harvey’s terrifying health scare and vows to reduce his weight

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KATIE Price “feared the worst” during son Harvey’s terrifying health scare and vows to work with a specialist to reduce his weight.

The 18-year-old, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, was taken away from his sister Princess’s 13th birthday in an ambulance after falling ill with a bug.

Katie Price ‘feared the worst’ when Harvey was taken to hospital for tests

Earlier today, The Sun Online revealed Harvey has been allowed home after having tests on Monday – and even made it back in time to get a piece of birthday cake.

Now the extent of Katie’s worry for her eldest son has been revealed.

“Katie was deeply concerned,” a representative for Katie told MailOnline.

“Harvey had a temperature and presented chest pains – thankfully on this occasion his symptoms are that of picking up a common bug.

“But Katie did fear the worst – yesterday was a highly emotional day with Princess’s birthday and then the sudden decline of Harvey’s health.”

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She called an ambulance to her home in Surrey for her oldest son[/caption]

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Harvey, 18, was taken to hospital for tests[/caption]

Katie is now planning to start Harvey on a “new regime” to help “reduce his weight.

Harvey has a range of complex needs.

As well as having the rare genetic condition Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause weight gain and behavioural problems, he is also partially blind and on the autistic spectrum.

“Harvey’s meds leave him with an insatiable appetite – Katie is constantly battling!” the insider said.

“But now, with the help of a specialist, Katie hopes to be able to help maintain Harvey’s weight for the immediate future.”

Harvey was celebrating his sister Princess’s 13th birthday when he fell ill
Harvey playing keyboard for his brother Junior’s birthday earlier this month

The Sun Online revealed yesterday that Harvey had been taken to hospital for tests, with a rep explaining: “He wasn’t feeling well and has presented symptoms that require urgent medical attention.

“Katie recognised the signs and knew when to call an ambulance.”

He was celebrating Princess – who is Katie’s eldest daughter with Peter Andre – becoming a teenager yesterday at their rented Surrey home.

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The family were reunited for Princess’s birthday[/caption]


As well as Harvey, whose dad is footballer Dwight Yorke, Katie has Princess and Junior, 15, with ex-husband Peter Andre.

She also has two younger children – son Jett, six, and daughter Bunny, five – with Kieran Hayler.

Katie and Dwight dated in 2001 but split shortly before Harvey was born. Since then, she has claimed he has only seen his son a handful of times.

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