The youngster, who has the rare cancer neuroblastoma, is “breathing very fast” and has low oxygen levels, his family wrote on Bradley’s Facebook page
Six-year-old cancer sufferer Bradley Lowery is “deteriorating fast”, his devastated family has revealed.
Bradley, who has the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, is “breathing very fast” and has low oxygen levels, his family revealed on Bradley’s Facebook page this evening.
The post, usually written by Bradley’s mum Gemma, said: “Bradley is deteriorating fast, his temperature is going very high his breathing very fast his oxygen levels low.
“He is sleeping most the time apart from odd times awake.
“We knew this was coming but we are heart broken beyond words.
“We have been told he could be like this for days it just depends on him and his body .”
The family, from Blackhall in County Durham, posted three broken heart emojis after the statement.
Just last night, in a separate post, the family revealed that Bradley was struggling to keep down any food and medicine.
They said: “Bradley has not been well the last few days, he has struggled to keep any food, medicine or fluid down which has resulted in him been in a lot of pain.
“The nurse has been out today and she has put a pump on that gives him anti sickness and a pump on that gives him morphine to help him feel better.
“I’m hoping he feels a little better once that’s in his system.
“Thank you for your continued support.”
Bradley was diagnosed with the rare and aggressive form of childhood cancer when he was 18-months-old, just one day before his brother Kieran’s 11th birthday.
Speaking of the news that shattered their family, Gemma said: “Nobody expects it,” she said.
“Our whole world was turned upside down, it was heartbreaking.
“Our normal changed to a different normal, to dealing with a very poorly child who was fighting for his life.”