Sinead must give birth pre­ma­turely


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Sinead hears dev­as­tat­ing news this week, af­ter her on­col­o­gist tells her that her can­cer has spread – and she must de­liver her baby right now!

Time is of the essence if Sinead wants to beat her ill­ness, and the ex­perts tell her she must start ra­dio­ther­apy as soon as she can. That means giv­ing birth to her son much ear­lier than ex­pected to avoid harm­ing him – but nei­ther mother nor child are guar­an­teed to pull through…

“This is Sinead’s worst night­mare – not only is her own life in jeop­ardy, but she could lose her baby too!” gasps our cob­bles in­sider. “Ever since she first found out she has can­cer, her only thought has been the safety of her son. The idea that she might lose him now by giv­ing birth pre­ma­turely is ut­terly heart­break­ing.”

Spe­cial de­liv­ery

One of the most dev­as­tat­ing things about the sit­u­a­tion is that Sinead wasted pre­cious time by re­fus­ing chemo­ther­apy, wor­ried its ef­fects may harm her un­born child. It was only af­ter the death of friend St­eff that she re­alised she was putting her­self at se­ri­ous risk, and fi­nally agreed to un­dergo the treat­ment she so des­per­ately needed.

How­ever, it seems it’s too lit­tle, too late, as she’s told that her tu­mour has grown – and she must take im­me­di­ate ac­tion to stop it in its tracks. While she pre­pares to de­liver her son weeks be­fore her due date, news of the im­mi­nent ar­rival quickly spreads – and soon her friends and fam­ily have gath­ered by her bed­side to throw an im­promptu baby shower.

“The idea Sinead may lose her baby is heart­break­ing”

“It’s a lovely ges­ture, and a great way to take Sinead’s mind off what’s ahead,” grins our spy. “Kirk, Sean,

Izzy, Craig, Carla, Sarah and Beth are all there, and Sinead’s truly touched to have her loved ones sup­port­ing her. But although she’s de­lighted, it’s all too much for Daniel – and he heads out for a mo­ment alone.”

Daniel doesn’t get much time to him­self, how­ever, as it’s soon time for Sinead to give birth. He’s by her side when she de­liv­ers their baby son by Cae­sarean – but their joy is short-lived, as their son is whisked away to the neona­tal unit! And when Sinead then passes out, Daniel’s ter­ri­fied he’s about to lose them both…

Ken steps up

The next few hours turn out to be some of the most ter­ri­fy­ing of Daniel’s life, as he waits for news of both his wife and his son. Luck­ily dad Ken is with him as he waits for an up­date, and there’s a mov­ing mo­ment for both men as Daniel in­tro­duces his fa­ther to his tiny baby son. How­ever, Daniel tells Ken he fears his wife and son could be taken from him, prompt­ing Ken to of­fer his boy some much needed emo­tional sup­port. Yet things are about to get worse…

“As Daniel’s in­tro­duc­ing Ken to the baby, the doc­tor asks if he can ex­am­ine the lit­tle lad in pri­vate,” re­veals our spy. “Know­ing there must be a rea­son for this, Daniel’s left fran­tic. He could re­ally do with Sinead’s com­fort­ing words.”

Thank­fully, Daniel then learns that his wife is out of the woods – and as the pair are fi­nally re­united, they de­cide to name their new son Ber­tie.

Dev­as­tat­ing di­ag­no­sis

The new mum may be in the clear, but lit­tle Ber­tie isn’t – and Daniel suf­fers a fur­ther blow when doc­tors re­veal the lit­tle’un has a bowel con­di­tion.

The news leaves Daniel dev­as­tated, and he makes the de­ci­sion not to tell Sinead what’s go­ing on just yet, for fear of set­ting back her re­cov­ery.

But how long can he keep it from her?

“Daniel has good in­ten­tions, yet Sinead is go­ing to be fu­ri­ous when she finds out he’s been ly­ing to her!” warns our sneak. “Ber­tie’s health is the most im­por­tant thing to her, and if she learns the truth from some­one else, it could cause a se­ri­ous rift in their re­la­tion­ship!”

So as Daniel jug­gles car­ing for his poorly son and Sinead, will he be able to cope? And how long can he keep his wife in the dark about Ber­tie’s ill­ness?

Daniel is by Sinead’s side as she un­der­goes a Cae­sarean sec­tion

Daniel fears the worst when his pre­ma­ture son needs neona­tal care

A bed­side baby shower lifts Sinead’s spir­its

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