Katie Price’s son Harvey has been rushed to hospital for the second time in just two weeks.
A representative confirmed the teenager, who turned 18 in May, is at risk of organ failure after his temperature reached 42 degrees over the weekend.
The celebrity offspring has the rare genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, among other health complications including being partially blind due to Septo-optic dysplasia, while he is also autistic, has an underactive thyroid and diabetes.
Terrifying: Katie Price’s son Harvey has been rushed to hospital for the second time in just two weeks (pictured last month)
A spokesperson for Katie told The Sun: ‘His condition is very dangerous and Katie is terrified.
‘He has a temperature of 42 degrees and is struggling to breathe. One of his conditions is adrenal failure that could cause his organs to fail and is very dangerous.’
The former glamour model, 42, is said to have called an ambulance for her eldest child when she noticed he was feeling unwell before he was sent to a specialist paediatric hospital.
According to the NHS, a high temperature is usually considered to be 38 degrees or above.
Difficult time: A representative confirmed the teenager, 18, is at risk of organ failure after his temperature reached 42 degrees over the weekend (pictured in April)
Challenging: The celebrity offspring has the rare genetic disorder Prader-Willi Syndrome, among other health complications (pictured last month)
Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency or hypoadrenalism, is a rare disorder of the adrenal gland in which it does not produce enough cortisol or aldosterone.
MailOnline has contacted a representative for Katie for further comment.
Last month, Harvey was seen being treated by paramedics at his mother’s rented Surrey mansion while sister Princess was celebrating her 13th birthday party.
He left his mother ‘deeply concerned’ when he had contracted ‘a common bug’, and was discharged from hospital a few days after his admission.
Heartbreaking: Last month, Harvey was seen being treated by paramedics at his mum’s rented mansion while sister Princess was celebrating her 13th birthday (pictured with his siblings)
A representative for Katie told MailOnline at the time: ‘He has complex medical requirements that require close monitoring and from time to time an alert flags up.
‘Katie was deeply concerned. Harvey had a temperature and presented chest pains – thankfully on this occasion his symptoms are that of picking up a common bug.
‘But Katie did fear the worst – yesterday was a highly emotional day with Princess’ birthday and then the sudden decline of Harvey’s health.’
The spokesperson went on to explain that the reality star would be enforcing lifestyle changes for her son, going forward.
They explained: ‘Katie is about to embark on a new regime with Harvey in a hope that she can reduce his weight.
‘Harvey’s meds leave him with an insatiable appetite – Katie is constantly battling! But now, with the help of a specialist, Katie hopes to be able to help maintain Harvey’s weight for the immediate future.
The current global health crisis has also left the mother-of-five terrified over the past months about both her son and her mother Amy, who has cancer,
‘Katie has been living in fear that COVID-19 could strike both Harvey and indeed her own mother at any time,’ the insider went on. ‘Both have to maintain precautions despite the government lifting lockdown regulations.
‘Lockdown has been a challenge – Harvey hasn’t been able to go out freely. And so going out is a military precision operation.’
‘Harvey was upset to leave Princess on her birthday, returning home last night to lots of hugs and cuddles. Harvey will be making a full recovery. There’s never a dull moment in the Pricey household.’
His initial health scare was the second to affect the family in recent weeks, after NHS medic Emily Andre revealed she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in her weekly column for OK! magazine.
Due to Harvey’s complex needs, he lives in residential care, but has been home with Katie during lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis.
Doting parent: The media personality is mother to Harvey, Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, Jett, six, and Bunny, five
The former I’m A Celebrity star made the heartbreaking decision to send to a facility last year.
Harvey was born with septo-optic dysplasia, a condition that means the development of his optic nerve was unpredictable.
Katie also later discovered he is on the autistic spectrum, gains weight easily because he suffers from Prader–Willi syndrome, and finds mobility difficult.
The media personality has Harvey from a relationship with his estranged father Dwight Yorke, 48, Junior, 15, and Princess, 13, with singer Peter Andre, 47, and Jett, six, and Bunny, five, with ex-stripper Kieran Hayler, 33.