Ulrika Jonsson has praised the “amazing” NHS for looking after her eldest daughter so well following a recent coronavirus scare.
The Swedish media personality assured her followers that “everything is fine” but that the last few days have “fraught with anxiety and exhaustion” due to 20-year-old Bo coming home from university complaining of chest pain and flu-like symptoms.
“Wasn’t allowed to go to Dr’s,” Jonsson recalling in an Instagram post that she rang 111 and they sent out an ambulance and paramedics took Bo to the A&E “very calmly.”
“Corona had to be ruled out in isolation and investigations pursued due to her cardiac defect,” she continued to explain. “She was ridiculously brave - despite the distress it was causing her. Finally, [she was] given the all clear.”
Jonsson, 52, went on to say she is “so proud” of Bo for handling the tests like a trooper and that she’s “so relieved” there she wasn’t suffering from something serious.
“Will be eternally grateful to our amazing #nhs which is always there when you need it and has been saving her life since before she was born,” she added. “Huge thanks to the 3 wonderful paramedics who treated her with such care and respect. And were sweet with our doggies. I bow to thee.”
Bo was born with a congenital defect that affects the valves and chambers of the heart. By the time she was three, she had already had two open-heart surgeries and one closed.
“The first years of her life were terrifying and volatile,” Jonsson previously wrote in a HELLO! column. “Together, we walked a tightrope between life and death. As a mother, I carried the knowledge, fear and terror in my head that no matter how brilliant the advancement of medicine, no one knew how long she might live. Or even if.”