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Model Danielle Lloyd is worried her prematurely-born son is autistic because he is “different” to her other boys.
The 32-year-old model admitted she has always felt four-year-old Harry had difficulties compared to his brothers, five-year-old Harry and George, two.
She is now having him assessed to see if he suffers from the lifelong developmental disability after having other possibilities ruled out.
She said: “I knew from when he was little that something wasn’t quite right – it was mother’s instinct.
“Now he’s being tested for autism. Fingers crossed he’ll be alright – I just have to keep an extra eye on him.
“Harry has been tested for so many things including brain damage after being born 10 weeks early.
“His MRI scans and ear tests were all clear but his balance is still not quite right and I know he’s different to my other two boys.
“He’s very much a loner and likes to be by himself rather than with the other two.
“He also struggles with things like getting himself dressed and playing games.”
Danielle with children (from left) George, Henry and Archie and new man Michael O’Neill
Danielle – who has all three boys with ex-husband Jamie O’Hara – is hoping she’ll be able to get Harry the help he needs.
She added in an interview with OK! magazine: “When I noticed these differences, I spoke to my health visitor, who suggested he might be on the cusp of the autistic spectrum.
“Hopefully more tests might show us other ways he can be helped if he does have a type of autism.”
When Harry was born 10 weeks premature in 2011 Danielle spoke of her horror when she discovered her son had pulled out his ventillator out while being cared for in hospital.
She said: “His breathing was really heavy and there was no oxygen going to his brain and it could’ve caused brain damage. His skin was discoloured and he was put back on the life support.
“It was the most terrifying moment of my life and I just sobbed my heart out.”
Danielle parties with ex Jamie O’Hara at 2014’s Grand National
The model – now happily with new man Michael O’Neill, 29 – had a health scare of her own when one of her breast implants exploded.
She said: “I had a massive blood clot in my chest and almost died. I lost six pints of blood. It was serious.”