Those Battersby sisters just can’t seem to catch a break, and next week is no exception for both Toyah and Leanne. Just when the things look up for one others take a turn for the worse.
Scenes airing this week on ITV have shown Imran’s worry that he has messed up the assessment with social services thus scuppering the chances of adopting with Toyah.
However, things look set to change next week – after Karen from social services questions Toyah at length about the situation with Susie and her intention to pass her off as her own. Later, Toyah and Imran are overjoyed when Karen says she will recommend them to the fostering panel.
Life for Leanne goes from bad to the worse news she can get in scenes that are undoubtedly going to be a hard watch.
Monday Episode One
The doctor announces that they’re going to reduce Oliver’s sedation and try and remove his breathing tube. Leanne’s delighted at the news whilst Steve and Tracy remain cautious
Monday Episode Two
The doctor breaks the news to Leanne and Steve that they’ve had to up Oliver’s sedation again as his seizures are beyond their control and life support is the only thing keeping him alive. Toyah and Imran’s joy turns to sadness when Nick calls from the hospital with Oliver’s news. Leanne tells Nick, Steve and Tracy that she’ll do whatever it takes, but she’ll never give up on her son.
Wednesday Episode One
Steve and Leanne are pleased when the consultant reveals that a specialist from another hospital is coming over to assess Oliver and give a second opinion. Having done some research on the internet, Nick tells a thrilled Leanne about a hospital in Germany where they can treat people with Oliver’s condition. But their hope is short lived when the consultant breaks the news to Steve and Leanne that having obtained a second opinion, unfortunately it has only confirmed that Oliver will never be able to breathe unaided and the time has come to talk about switching off his life support.
Wednesday Episode Two
Her shock turning to anger, Leanne accuses the consultant of giving up on Oliver and announces that she’s found a hospital in Germany that will be able to treat him. Leanne and Steve facetime the doctor in Germany and Steve is concerned when Leanne plays down the severity of Oliver’s case. Leanne won’t listen and is delighted when the doctor says he will treat Oliver.
A downbeat Steve tells Tracy and Emma about the £500,000 needed for Oliver’s treatment in Germany. Promising that she’ll come up with some fundraising ideas, Emma heads off to work. But Tracy insists Steve talk to Leanne about the fact she played down Oliver’s symptoms. Will he agree? At Steve’s insistence Leanne calls the doctor and gives a truthful account of Oliver’s condition.