‘Always trust your instincts’: Melissa Suffield rushes son River, 2, to A&E for the third time in two weeks
Melissa Suffield has revealed she rushed her two-year-old son River to hospital three times in the last two weeks as she urged parents to ‘trust your instincts.’
The former EastEnders star, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she had serious concern’s for River’s health as he battles a ‘nasty virus’.
Alongside a picture of her son enjoying a biscuit in hospital, she explained: ‘Back to A&E again. That’s three visits in the last 16 days.’
Doting mother: Melissa Suffield has revealed she rushed her two-year-old son River to hospital three times in the last two weeks as she urged parents to ‘trust your instincts’
Melissa continued: ‘Given 3 loads of nebuliser (he was NOT a fan) and some meds and he perked right up. Very much enjoyed having a biscuit in bed and making a friend who he called Baby, even though she was older than him.’
‘Have been sent home with inhalers to wean from the various nebulisers and some more meds.
‘Basically very pleased we went in as it’s absolutely where we needed to be. Always trust your instincts.
‘Just a nasty virus being nasty. Fingers crossed it passes quickly now, I am not up for a 4th visit next week, but more than anything just pleased he’s better now.’
Melissa shares River with her cruise director husband Robert Brendan, who she has been with for over ten years.
Poorly: The former EastEnders star, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she had serious concern’s for River’s health as he battles a ‘nasty virus’
Since giving birth – she has been open about her post-partum figure, posting to her Instagram account dubbed the confident mama.
She recently posed in a baby pink underwear set to showcase her curves and reminded fans that bodies don’t need to bounce back after having a baby – as she showed off parts of her own body.
With her blonde locks pulled into a high bun, the beauty appeared natural for the inspiring video.
Overlaying the video with text, Melissa wrote: ‘Remember when we were pregnant and our bellies were precious? And then suddenly, they weren’t valued by society anymore?’
Sweet: The mother-of-one is married to cruise director Robert Brendan and they welcomed son River in March 2020
She then showed her body from different angles, detailing ‘new rolls’, stretch marks, stomach overhang and a stomach that is ‘not flat’.
Before ending the video with: ‘What if we reminded ourselves that we’re still beautiful and valued. And that we deserve to feel respected and valued by others and ourselves.’
Penning a lengthy caption, the actress urged women to see their bodies as normal when they change, rather than ‘gross’.
Uplifting: Since giving birth – she has been open about her post-partum figure, posting to her Instagram account dubbed the confident mama
She wrote: ‘At what point do we stop viewing our bodies as amazing and start viewing them as used up and broken? Why do we see these postpartum bodies as such a thing we have to overcome and make our peace with?
‘The goal is always to return to the exercise plan, the jeans, the pre baby figure (once a doctor signs you off), but you’re not the same person you were anymore. So it’s ok that you look a little different too.’
‘We’re changing constantly, in so many ways- imagine if we lived in a world that hadn’t taught us to beat ourselves up when it happens? Imagine if we just continued to move through our lives finding joy and fun, and working to be the best versions of ourselves.
‘Imagine if when we looked down and saw a stomach like mine, we didn’t immediately think ‘gross’ and instead thought ‘normal’.’
Before concluding: ‘Because it is. It IS normal. There are SO many types of bodies, and each and every one of them is a normal and beautiful thing. Only you can tell yourself enough times that you believe it.’
Real bodies: She then showed her body from different angles, detailing ‘new rolls’, stretch marks, stomach overhang and a stomach that is ‘not flat’