Sam Faiers’ TV show – The Mummy Diaries – got off to a dramatic start as her son Paul had to be rushed to A&E in the first episode.
The reality TV star, who welcomed her second child Rosie in November, revealed how they had to seek medical health after her son Paul suffered an accident while playing in a soft play area.
Paul was with his grandma Gaynor, his dad’s mum, at the farm when he started to cry. His nan revealed on the show that she initially thought he was having a tantrum, but later realised it was something more serious.
‘I get a phone call from my mum she was just a bit panicking and upset, I couldn’t make any sense of it so I just put the phone down, grabbed my jacket, and shot over there’, dad Paul recalled.
Gaynor also spoke about the incident, saying: ‘I didn’t know what was wrong and seeing him cry, and knowing he was in so much pain because of the way he was crying, was heartbreaking.
‘I felt so bad, I can feel it now. I just thought he was throwing a tantrum but then it went on too long’, she added, fighting back tears.
After Gaynor’s call to her son, the dad and Sam rushed to get baby Paul and took him straight to see a doctor, who told them Paul had a pulled elbow – a common minor injury which affects children under the age of five years.
‘We went straight to A&E, and the first thing the doctor said was: “It’s a dislocated elbow”‘, Sam explained.
To fix his arm, the doctor had to pop the bone back into place with a procedure that, according to the NHS, can cause a ‘brief moment of discomfort’.
Describing what it was like to see her child go through that, Sam said: ‘I just wanted to cry my eyes out, it’s your baby, isn’t it?
‘To watch someone doing that to your child…we physically saw him pull his arm round and pop it back in. But hopefully that’ll be the first and last accident. It just broke by my heart.’