Leanne Battersby (Jane Danson) makes a final stand in Coronation Street tonight (November 11), as she reveals to the court that all she wants is to save Oliver.
The court hearing commenced in Monday’s double-bill (November 9), but with animosity aplenty between Leanne and Nick Tilsley (Ben Price), things got off to a bad start.
However, matters were made worse when Leanne discovered that Wendy had sided with the hospital.
What is mitochondrial disease?
Mitochondrial diseases result from failures of the mitochondria, specialized compartments present in every cell of the body (except red blood cells).
Mitochondria are responsible for creating more than 90% of the energy needed by the body to sustain life and support organ function. When they fail, less and less energy is generated within the cell. Cell injury and even cell death follow. If this process is repeated throughout the body, whole organ systems begin to fail.
The parts of the body, such as the heart, brain, muscles and lungs, requiring the greatest amounts of energy are the most affected.
Symptoms vary depending on the organ(s) affected but may include seizures, atypical cerebral palsy, autistic features, developmental problems, fainting and temperature instability.
According to The Lily Foundation, the prognosis depends upon the severity of the disease and other criteria. As more research funds are raised to find more effective treatments and ultimately a cure, some of the affected children and adults are living fairly normal lives with mitochondrial disease.
In other cases, children may not be able to see, hear, talk or walk. Affected children may not survive beyond their teenage years. Adult onset can result in drastic changes from an active lifestyle to a debilitating ilness is a short amount of time.
Treatment plans vary from patient to patient but involve therapies, diet changes and other means to try and slow the progress of the disease.
You can find out more information from the NHS here.
She later listened in court as Dr Howarth (Caroline Harding) revealed that she believed that it would be in Oliver’s best interests to switch his life support off.
Tonight, Leanne and Steve McDonald (Simon Gregson) take to the stand.
Leanne reveals to the court how Oliver reacts to certain stimuli.
However, when the Trust barrister suggests that the young boy’s reactions are involuntary, she is forced to admit that it’s a possibility.
Therefore, she makes one final plea, as she tells the court all she wants is to save her son.
What will transpire?
Coronation Street continues Wednesday November 11 at 7:30pm and 8:30pm on ITV.
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