Katie Price fears this Christmas will be last for her terminally ill mum

Katie Price is planning to celebrate this Christmas as fully as she can with her ill mother – who was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease three years ago.

The 42-year-old has revealed that her mum, Amy, has seen her health condition deteriorate in recent months leaving the family determined to celebrate the festive season while they can.

Mum-of-five Katie says she is receiving therapy to process the fact that her mother’s life will be cut short after being diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in 2017.

The incurable condition causes scarring on the lungs causing breathing difficulties and while treatments can be administered to alleviate symptoms, there is sadly no cure at this time.

Katie Price has given an update on the health and outlook of her terminally ill mother, Amy

Speaking to The Sun, Katie explained that she is trying to keep an optimistic outlook on the future.

She said: “This year my mum deteriorated more so I just want to do really Christmas this year because I don’t know how long she will be here,” said Katie.

“There is nothing we can do about that, that is what I speak to a therapist about, what I am going to have to deal with.”

Amy with her daughters Katie and Sophie and granddaughter Princess

The star went on: ”I am not saying it will be her last Christmas but I really want to enjoy it. I am really looking forward to this Christmas.

“The last couple have been s***. We all sit in a circle and open our presents. We watch The Snowman, Home Alone, the same old stuff. I am looking forward to it.”

Katie and Amy first shared the sad news of the health condition during an appearance on Loose Women in 2017.

Bravely opening up about her diagnosis, Amy said at the time: “I’ve been going back to my local doctor for about five years for asthma.

“I kept going back saying all the inhalers aren’t working, I’ve got this little cough and I’ve had that for years.

“Then I had a chest infection, they said OK then, go and have an X-ray.

Amy has previously shared her frustration over her life-shortening diagnosis

“So I had an X-ray and something showed up, so my doctor referred me to Toby, a specialist, he said yes you’ve got this condition.”

Sharing her frustration about her diagnosis, she added: “I’ve never smoked. I’ve always been a sports person.

“I go to the gym every morning, I do maybe two hours every morning and I’ve done that for years and years… And that’s why I was so surprised I’ve got a lung condition.”

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