Katie Price branded a 'disgrace' for calling 16-year-old 'overweight' son Harvey a '24-stone nightmare’
Katie Price revealed that her son Harvey who has the Prader-Willi Syndrome and also suffers from septo-optic dysplasia will be put in residential care.
Katie Price claims that her disabled son Harvey has now become way too difficult to cope with as she described him as being "obsessed with her".
While talking to ITV hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Katie revealed, "He is now six foot two, 24 stone and he's still growing and he kicks off. At his school, they do boarding there. It's taken me ages to be convinced it is the best place."
"At least when he's at school, he can do Monday to Friday after school club, I can still go up there and tuck him into bed and have dinner with him. [It's] only Monday to Friday. Every weekend and holidays I will have him," she continued. "It's only while he's at school." Earlier last week, Katie opened up about her struggles on Victoria Derbyshire's BBC Two show and shared how she was unable to cope up with Harvey's mood swings and described him as "like a nightmare newborn" at night. "Now, because I said about the residential people are saying I am out of order."
"But with Harvey, he wouldn’t go to school because I said I had to go to work. He actually thinks I’m at the shop getting a carbonara. He hasn’t gone to school because he kicked off. At night time, he's like a nightmare newborn. I don't get sleep," Katie went on to add.
She insisted how residential care was the only option and shared, "It's in place, he's got a place at the school. He was supposed to start Monday. I'm really nervous. He's putting on weight. He hasn't been to school for two weeks." Recently, Katie had also opened up on how Harvey's siblings are a bit scared of the teen who has the Prader-Willi Syndrome and also suffers from septo-optic dysplasia. While on Victoria Derbyshire Katie asked Harvey, "What do you do at home Harv, to mummy's house? What have you been doing that mummy doesn't like?"
On Wednesday, Katie Price told us she may have to move her disabled teenage son Harvey into residential care as her family finds it harder to cope.— Victoria Derbyshire (@VictoriaLIVE) February 8, 2019
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The teenager responded saying, "Smash things," as Katie continued to ask, "Yes, and how many TVs do you smash?" to which Harvey said, "Lots." Katie then continued, "He doesn't realize the expense. He is a danger to himself, for the first time ever now I'm thinking he might have to go residential (care) Monday to Friday."
"He knows, if he kicks off in the morning, the driver won't take him to school. He has sussed that. And he is missing out on his education because he just wants to be with me. But it is so hard. I haven't got respite. I do it all myself. I'm really having to think about it but I hate it because he's my life. The kids can be scared as he's big so I have to think of him. I'm literally on my own as I don't talk to anyone about it, I'm lonely."
These comments by the hassled mom, however, saw a lot of hate directed her way. People on social media immediately took to calling out her personal jet-setting lifestyle, her recent drama with her boyfriends and even questioned her on her capabilities as a carer. One person wrote commenting on her situation saying: "There are people in this world in your situation that have managed to do what you haven't with barely two pennies to rub together and have succeeded and they are still breaking barriers and you can't cope!!!! Get a bloody grip love."
While another slammed her for announcing the news on televison, saying: "But would you bring the child on live television to tell the nation why you're putting him into care?"