Simply weeks after going public together with his terminal mind most cancers analysis, Tom Parker and his spouse Kelsey have quietly welcomed their second baby.
After The Wished star bravely shared his shock analysis, his bandmate Max George, 32, right now revealed that Kelsey gave beginning to their son every week in the past.
“I spoke to him yesterday and he is doing good, he is doing nice,” the Strictly Come Dancing star informed ITV’s Lorraine.
“Kelsey gave beginning to their second baby final week. He is a fighter, Tom will likely be alright.
“If you happen to’re watching by the best way, mwah, I really like you all.”
Aged simply 32, Tom is at the moment present process a intensive chemotherapy and radiotherapy in a bid to shrink a tumour in his mind and provides him extra time together with his beloved household, which additionally consists of daughter Aurelia Rose, one.
The primary signal of hassle surfaced in July when Tom thought he’d suffered a seizure. Fearful about his sore again and a mark on his head, he attended A&E however was despatched residence.
Nonetheless feeling concussed, he returned for a second time and was positioned on the ready checklist for an MRI scan.
Within the meantime, Tom, Kelsey and Aurelia headed off on vacation in Norwich however whereas there, he suffered a second seizure and was instantly admitted to hospital for 4 days of exams.
Tom then obtained the devastating information he by no means imagined he’d hear, and due to Covid, he needed to face it alone.
He had stage 4 glioblastoma – an aggressive type of mind most cancers – and it was terminal.
Tom informed OK! Journal: “They pulled the curtain round my mattress and mentioned, ‘It’s a mind tumour.’ All I may suppose was, ‘F*****g hell!’ I used to be in shock. It was quite a bit to cope with on my own. I nonetheless haven’t processed it.”
Kelsey added: “It was horrendous. They rang me and informed me over the cellphone. They mentioned, ‘It’s a tumour and it’s worst-case state of affairs.’ In addition they informed us it was inoperable and what the therapy can be. I used to be in a whole state.
“My good friend Kelsey was with me and he or she simply mentioned, ‘Don’t move out.’ It was like all the things stopped. Clearly being informed you might have any tumour is dangerous, however to be informed you might have the worst one is quite a bit to absorb. All I may suppose was, ‘What’s going to occur and what’s our life now?'”
Tom is now being handled at Kings School Hospital in London, the place he’s present process back-to-back radiotherapy and chemotherapy for six weeks within the hope of controlling the illness.
After that, there could also be a month-long break adopted by six months of chemotherapy.
Heartbreakingly, the situation has a mean life expectancy of three months to 18 months from analysis.
Nonetheless, Kelsey informed Tom’s brother – who went in her place to the hospital – to not let the docs inform him how lengthy he had left as a result of he would ‘depend down the times and never stay his life’.
Additionally giving them hope is that incontrovertible fact that quite a few individuals they’ve been speaking to got simply months to stay however are nonetheless alive 5 years later.
And Tom has vowed to do all the things in his energy to stay round for his kids as they develop.
“I’ll be right here, I’m going to struggle this,” he mentioned. “There are such a lot of tales of people that got a foul prognosis and are nonetheless right here 5,10, even 15 years later. We’re going to struggle this all the best way.”