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Katie Price emotionally declares son Harvey ‘is not a thing to poke fun at’

Katie Price has emotionally declared her son Harvey is ‘not a thing to poke fun at’ as she said being a mum to a disabled son is a ‘badge of honour’.

The former glamour model, 42, took to Instagram on Thursday to gush about her eldest son, 18, as she said she is ‘proud’ of all he has overcome over the years.

Promoting the new BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey and Me on BBC One, Katie wrote: ‘I wanted to share what really goes on behind closed doors.

Moving: On Thursday, Katie Price emotionally declared son Harvey ‘is not a thing to poke fun at’ as she said she feels being a mum to a disabled son is a ‘badge of honour’

‘Harvey isn’t a thing to poke fun at, he’s my son, he overcomes mountains and obstacles everyday that other people take for granted – being a single parent of a disabled child is a badge of honour for me!’

Alongside a sweet photo of the pair together, Katie went on: ‘I am so proud of him, he has feelings, and so do I.’

Harvey has multiple disabilities including blindness and ADHD and also has an excessive appetite caused by genetic condition ­Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Emotional: Promoting a BBC documentary they made, Katie wrote: 'He's my son, he overcomes mountains and obstacles everyday that other people take for granted... I am so proud of him'

Emotional: Promoting a BBC documentary they made, Katie wrote: ‘He’s my son, he overcomes mountains and obstacles everyday that other people take for granted… I am so proud of him’

New show: Katie and Harvey will star in a new BBC documentary called Katie Price: Harvey and Me on BBC One, which explores their lives together

New show: Katie and Harvey will star in a new BBC documentary called Katie Price: Harvey and Me on BBC One, which explores their lives together

In November, Katie revealed Harvey smashes things up in her house and breaks holes in the wall with his head if he is denied food. 

She candidly spoken about her struggle with her eldest son’s  28st 7lb weight and now, Katie has told how Harvey gets violent if she tries to stop him eating.

Speaking to The Sun, she explained: ‘He’ll smash things up if you say no. I’ve had to re-plaster my walls because he’ll bash holes in them with his head. 

‘He knows what nice things taste of. I’ll give him sweet potato chips instead of real fries but he knows the difference.’

Her pride and joy: Harvey has multiple disabilities including blindness and ADHD and also has an excessive appetite caused by genetic condition ­Prader-Willi Syndrome

 Her pride and joy: Harvey has multiple disabilities including blindness and ADHD and also has an excessive appetite caused by genetic condition ­Prader-Willi Syndrome

She continued: ‘It’s not what he eats in the day, it’s what he eats when I don’t see him. I’ve tried hiding food but he’ll find it.’

Katie went on to say that anyone in the house daren’t leave leftover food lying around as Harvey is ‘really quick’ and will be sure to eat it.

Continuing to outline her struggle with Harvey’s insatiable appetite, Katie previously explained to the publication how she’s taken drastic steps to try and reduce his eating and has even started to padlock the fridge.

The star told how Harvey desperately needs to lose the weight or he’ll end up dying, with Katie adding ‘I don’t want to lose him.’

Her boy: Katie recently spoke about her struggle with her eldest son's 28st 7lb weight and in November she explained Harvey gets violent if she tries to stop him eating

Her boy: Katie recently spoke about her struggle with her eldest son’s 28st 7lb weight and in November she explained Harvey gets violent if she tries to stop him eating

Weight battle: She explained, 'He'll smash things up if you say no. I’ve had to re-plaster my walls because he’ll bash holes in them with his head'

Weight battle: She explained, ‘He’ll smash things up if you say no. I’ve had to re-plaster my walls because he’ll bash holes in them with his head’

Describing his condition as a ‘cruel and horrible illness’, the reality star went on to describe how her son is constantly hungry and will lose his temper if he doesn’t get his food. 

Harvey has put on two stone in just two months and amid this increase, it has now become ‘critical’ for Harvey to lose some weight with doctors telling Katie that her teenager is at risk of a heart attack.

With Katie at her wits’ end, she stated that she’d do ‘anything’ to help her boy, but things are ‘hard work’.  

MailOnline has contacted Katie’s representative for a comment. 

A mother's love: Katie went on, 'It's not what he eats in the day, it’s what he eats when I don’t see him. I’ve tried hiding food but he’ll find it'

A mother’s love: Katie went on, ‘It’s not what he eats in the day, it’s what he eats when I don’t see him. I’ve tried hiding food but he’ll find it’

However it is not easy for Katie to get her son exercising and changing his diet, with her recently appealing for gym equipment on Instagram.

She also said the teenager has also been known to eat in his sleep and was once caught looking in a pal’s bag for snacks as well as eating a pizza from frozen.

Katie also said that Harvey, who now wears 7XL clothes, doesn’t understand why she wants him to lose weight.

'I'll do anything to help': The star told how Harvey desperately needs to lose the weight or he'll end up dying, with Katie adding 'I don't want to lose him'

‘I’ll do anything to help’: The star told how Harvey desperately needs to lose the weight or he’ll end up dying, with Katie adding ‘I don’t want to lose him’

The worried mum explained how he gets breathless and sweaty just walking up the stairs and that she agonises over his increasing weight, because now the weight is on, the ‘damage’ has already been done.  

At the start of November Katie appealed to fans for help sourcing gym equipment ahead of a second lockdown starting in the UK which will force gyms to close.

Katie wrote: ‘Can anybody help. I’m looking to rent a treadmill and rowing machine for Harvey that can take his weight, 28 half stone, and other gym bits as through lockdown I have to make sure he can exercise at home. Please help, DM me.’

Weight gain: The former glamour model revealed that her eldest son gained two stone in two months and now wears size 7XL clothes (pictured in 2017)

Weight gain: The former glamour model revealed that her eldest son gained two stone in two months and now wears size 7XL clothes (pictured in 2017)

Tough: Describing his condition as a 'cruel and horrible illness', the reality star went on to describe how her son is constantly hungry and will lose his temper if he doesn't get his food

Tough: Describing his condition as a ‘cruel and horrible illness’, the reality star went on to describe how her son is constantly hungry and will lose his temper if he doesn’t get his food

After his health scare in July, a spokesperson for Katie told MailOnline that she was going to make lifestyle changes for her son and try to ‘reduce his weight’.  

In June Harvey was rushed to intensive care after having trouble breathing. He experienced extreme chest-pains and a soaring temperature and was thought to be at risk of organ failure. 

Katie recalled seeing eight doctors crowding around him in the resuscitation room and said she was ‘terrified’ by the horrific ordeal. He was discharged after 10 days.

Mother and son: The mum-of-five said Harvey now weighs almost 29 stone and struggles to walk up the stairs without sweating (pictured together over the summer)

Mother and son: The mum-of-five said Harvey now weighs almost 29 stone and struggles to walk up the stairs without sweating (pictured together over the summer) 

Doting mum: Katie said it has now become 'critical' for Harvey to lose some weight with doctors telling her that the teenager is at risk of a heart attack

Doting mum: Katie said it has now become ‘critical’ for Harvey to lose some weight with doctors telling her that the teenager is at risk of a heart attack 


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