Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley has revealed that her niece Cienna has been hospitalised with a lung infection.
The former model, 40, posted a heartbreaking image of the tot sleeping in a hospital bed, telling fans her ‘little body has been through so much.’
In a lengthy caption she wrote: ‘Keep fighting our little princess Cienna, she has a lung infection but her little body has been through so much since the day she has been born.’
Shock: Real Housewives of Cheshire star Tanya Bardsley has revealed that her niece Cienna has been hospitalised with a lung infection
Tanya continued: ‘She had to have an operation for a hole in her neck and then we found out that she was fully deaf and blind in one eye.
She continued, ‘But beautiful Cienna, she is the happiest smiliest baby you will ever meet.
‘She is a special beautiful inspirational baba, please can you all say a prayer for her so we can see her beautiful smile again.’
Tanya then added a string of prayer hand emojis before writing: ‘She has the best proud mummy and daddy ever. @emy1_2x and @dylanlee2398 we are so proud of you both stay strong.
Heartbreak: The former model posted a heartbreaking image of the tot sleeping in a hospital bed, telling fans her ‘little body has been through so much’
‘God bless my sister and mum and brother in law sat in the car park if the hospital because they are not allowed in #prayforCienna.’
Fellow co-stars of the hit ITV show flocked to her page to offer the reality star support. Lystra Adams wrote: ‘Keeping her in my prayers and the family’, followed by a series of love heart and prayer emojis.
Former Cheshire Housewife Nermina Pieters- Mekic said, ‘I am so sorry beautiful’ with a sad crying face emoji adding ‘sending lots of love.’ followed by some love heart emoji’s.
Support: Celebrity friends flocked to her Instagram page to show support to the former model
The sad post comes as it was revealed that Tanya would be taking an extended break from the show after suffering with a seizure and heart palpitations and being left bed-bound after taking medication for her ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The star issued a stark warning to her fans after she followed ADHD medical advice she found online, with the star admitting she felt like she was ‘trapped in concrete’.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural condition defined by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Illness: The star recently revealed that she suffered a seizure due to the medication she was taking for adult ADHD
It affects around five per cent of children in the US. Some 3.6 per cent of boys and 0.85 per cent of girls suffer in the UK.
Writing alongside her video, Tanya said: ‘WARNING – I’ve been doing a lot of research on everything about ADHD for a special project – I have tried 3 different medications for ADHD and I stopped taking the 3rd ones after I had heart palpitations and a seizure, so I’ve been back fully ADHD and my focus and been terrible these past few weeks.’
Revealing she followed advice from another ADHD sufferer she found on the internet, she went on: ‘I read on a forum the other night that a lady just takes a ADHD tablet on the day she has to be focused to get work done so I thought ‘Ooh this could be perfect for me’.’
The TV personality then went on to reveal how the medication affected her before warning others not to follow in her footsteps.
She penned: ‘I took 1 40mg atomoxetine tablet last night (the tablets I originally started on that didn’t give me heart palpitations ) I felt sick all night and been bed bound all bloody day I slept nearly all day and feel like I’m trapped in concrete.
‘I’m going to throw myself in a cold shower to try wake up for the kids now but just wanted to warn you don’t be an idiot like me and take advice from the internet, also guess how much work I got done today, zilch.’
Suffering: The star has battled with the condition for most of her adult life, and tried multiple types of medication
In June this year, Tanya discussed her feeling of relief after she was diagnosed with ADHD before her 30th birthday.
The Wigan-born star revealed doctors had treated her for anxiety and depression for many years before finally discovering she had the condition.
Speaking candidly on This Morning, she said she had ‘been in a lot of dark places’ before her diagnosis, and said she would suffer from ‘a sinking feeling and an inner restlessness.’
She explained: ‘All my life I’ve been treated for anxiety and depression, six weeks before my 30th birthday I was diagnosed with ADHD. It comes out differently in women.
Quit: Tanya recently revealed that she has quit Real Housewives of Cheshire to focus on her health and wellbeing