Fiona Falkiner’s son Hunter is rushed to hospital after choking on his own vomit

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Fiona Falkiner’s son Hunter, one, is rushed to hospital after choking on his own vomit and going ‘limp’: ‘One of the most terrifying moments’

  • WARNING: Distressing content
  • The Biggest Loser host’s son was taken to hospital by paramedics after falling ill
  • The child, who was suffering from croup and an ear infection, started choking on his own vomit in a hotel room 
  • ‘It was one of the most terrifying moments in our parenthood journey to date,’ said Fiona, who shares Hunter with fiancée Hayley Willis

Former Biggest Loser star Fiona Falkiner and fiancée Hayley Willis were given the fright of their lives this week when their son Hunter, one, was rushed to hospital after a ‘terrifying’ choking incident. 

On Friday, Fiona, 39, shared some heartbreaking images on Instagram of their sick son as he battles multiple infections. 

Fiona revealed that Hunter choked on his own vomit and went ‘limp’ before paramedics arrived to their Melbourne hotel room and rushed him to hospital. 

She said that before he choked, Hunter had been suffering from croup and an ear infection and said that she and Hayley managed to get him ‘conscious again’ after choking. 

The pair were in Melbourne to visit her ailing mother, who is battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Fiona said Hunter is now a lot better, but is suffering from conjunctivitis after a virus. 

Poor little guy! Fiona said Hunter is now a lot better, but is suffering from conjunctivitis after a virus

Poor little guy! Fiona said Hunter is now a lot better, but is suffering from conjunctivitis after a virus

What is croup? 

– An upper airway infection that blocks breathing and sounds like a barking cough

– Most common in children 

– It is commonly caused by an underlying virus

– Treatment includes rest, fluids, keeping a child in an upright position 

– Hospital care might be needed, consult doctors immediately

‘One of the most terrifying moments in our parenthood journey to date,’ Fiona captioned a photo where she’s nursing her son and on the brink of tears.

‘After battling croup and an ear infection last week we were hopeful little H would be on the mend. Instead his cough turned into another virus and as we were in our Melbourne hotel room a coughing fit saw him vomit choke and go limp for what seemed like an eternity. Thankfully we were able to clear his airways and get him conscious again before paramedics arrived.’

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Hunter was rushed to the The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne.

‘My heart hurts for so many reasons, for H and how sick he is, and for not being able to see my beautiful Mum who continues to deteriorate from Alzheimer’s,’ Fiona said. 

She added that they’ll be going home to their Sydney base soon: ‘It’s been one hell of a week, I’m grateful we are okay and just hope we can finally get our little man well again.’

‘Our poor sick little man it just breaks my heart to see him this unwell. This virus has given him conjunctivitis,’ she added.

Underneath her post, Fiona received some well wishes from followers and fellow stars alike. 

Champion swimmer Giaan Rooney commented: ‘Terrifying… wishing you all a speedy recovery.’

‘Sending love,’ former radio host turned PR specialist Mel Greig wrote. 

Family: Fiona and Hayley welcomed son Hunter in March last year after IVF and using a sperm donor. In March, sports journalist Hayley, 30, announced she is expecting their second child

Family: Fiona and Hayley welcomed son Hunter in March last year after IVF and using a sperm donor. In March, sports journalist Hayley, 30, announced she is expecting their second child

Fiona and Hayley welcomed son Hunter in March last year after IVF and using a sperm donor.

In March, sports journalist Hayley, 30, announced she is expecting their second child.

‘Grateful, blessed, over the moon… it’s hard to put into words how much I adore my little family as we prepare to welcome another addition,’ Hayley wrote on Instagram. 

‘Baby Falkiner due August. Two boys under two, how hard can it be?!’

The couple became engaged in April 2019 while on holiday in Vanuatu.

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