Rob Delaney reveals wife Leah is pregnant months after death of their 2-year-old son
Rob Delaney took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife, Leah, are expecting again months after losing their son
Five months after the death of their two-year-old son, Henry, Rob Delaney took to Twitter to announce that he and his wife, Leah are expecting again. Sharing the wonderful news on Twitter on Saturday (June 30), Rob wrote, "Just had 2 typically wonderful @NHSEnglandLDN midwives visit my pregnant wife & I for a home birth assessment.” Along with the announcement, Rob also shared a video which saw him talking about how the UK's National Health Service helped his family financially while their son, Henry was fighting with brain cancer.
“See my sad love letter to the NHS below,” the actor added. In February, the actor opened up about the death of his son. Taking to Facebook, Rob mentioned that Henry had been battling with brain cancer since 2016 and had passed away in January 2018. “Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss," he wrote.
"He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017. Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January,” he continued. Rob also shared memories from the time he spent with his son. “Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following 15 months living in hospitals,” he further added.
Here’s Henry not long before he died. You can see his little tracheostomy tube on his neck and his left eye is turned in due to nerve damage from surgery. He has a bus & a turtle though so he’s happy.He was such a sweet boy. pic.twitter.com/D3liQXOqyi— rob delaney (@robdelaney) April 16, 2018
Rob recalled that even though Henry’s “tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities,” he “quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum.” “His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound,” he added. The actor added that his wife, Leah and Henry's two older brothers were “devastated of course,” they had also helped Rob to “endeavor to not go mad with grief.”
In April, the star took to Twitter to share an adorable picture of his son on what would have been his third birthday. "Here’s Henry not long before he died," he captioned the picture in which Henry looked at the camera while resting his hand on a turtle. "You can see his little tracheostomy tube on his neck and his left eye is turned in due to nerve damage from surgery. He has a bus & a turtle though so he’s happy."
The actor then encouraged friends and family members to donate to two organizations that were very helpful towards him during his time of need. The Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice were two organizations working with little Henry, "He loved everyone in those organizations very much," said the actor in the post.