Ryan Libbey speaks out after fiancee Louise Thompson 'nearly died' giving birth

Louise Thompson’s partner Ryan Libbey has spoken out on the pair’s difficult few months after the Made In Chelsea star ‘nearly died’ giving birth.

After Louise, 31, spent a month in the ICU fighting ‘various serious complications’, Ryan’s urged everyone to ‘hold on tight to the people you love’.

Sharing sweet snaps of himself cradling their newborn baby Leo-Hunter, the new dad wrote: ‘The last few months of my life have tested me in more ways than I could have ever imagined. This kinda stuff you don’t prepare for. Sometimes it just lands at your door and you’ve got to deal with it.

‘I’ve got so much that I intend on sharing with you, maybe some of what I have to say will help someone going through a particularly bad time. I’ve learnt a lot, about myself, about life, about what really matters.’

Ryan, 31, continued: ‘I guess first and foremost on that the long list of hard lessons – hold on tight to the people you love. It can all change in a blink of an eye.

‘Thank you to everyone who has contacted us, sent cards, stopped us in the street – all of your support and good wishes are gratefully received.

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‘You’ll be seeing a lot more from the 3 of us as we rebuild and come back stronger ❤️‍🩹.’

Louise and Ryan announced they had welcomed Leo on December 23, but revealed he had been born five weeks earlier.

The newborn had to spend a month in the NICU, while Louise was in ICU.

Explaining what she’s been dealing with following the traumatic birth, Louise wrote on Instagram: ‘My panic episodes can last hours or days and are totally unpredictable. When I’m having one I can’t function, I can’t look after myself, let alone anyone else around me. I can’t even spell my name. I can’t see, I can’t hear, I can’t look anyone in the eye. 

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‘They have got so bad that I have convinced myself that I’m going crazy. I feel depersonalisation, hyper paranoia as if I’ve taken a million and one drugs and I feel like I’m stuck in another realm. I am not myself. 

‘If my mind can’t find a physical problem then it will attach itself to a mental one. The other night I thought my head was actually going to explode open because my internal dialogue was so wild and overwrought. I looked in the mirror and my eyes were blood shot. I don’t know whether the mental causes the physical or the other way around, but things seem to be getting worse. If it was a permanent state, I don’t think I would be here.’

‘They have got so bad that I have convinced myself that I’m going crazy. I feel depersonalisation, hyper paranoia as if I’ve taken a million and one drugs and I feel like I’m stuck in another realm. I am not myself. 

‘If my mind can’t find a physical problem then it will attach itself to a mental one. The other night I thought my head was actually going to explode open because my internal dialogue was so wild and overwrought. I looked in the mirror and my eyes were blood shot. I don’t know whether the mental causes the physical or the other way around, but things seem to be getting worse. If it was a permanent state, I don’t think I would be here.’

Louise had shared the post along with a sweet snap of her cradling Leo, as their dog snuggled up next to them. 

She had earlier praised Ryan for stepping up while she was unwell and taking over the ‘lion’s share’ of the work looking after their newborn son. 

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