Angus toddler Blake McMillan has given his family renewed hope as he continues to bravely fight a serious illness.
The three-year-old – who was born with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome – was taken to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh under police escort on Friday evening.
The Carnoustie boy was initially diagnosed with pneumonia and placed on a life support machine before being given drugs to paralyse him and keep his heart working.
Thousands of people are anxiously waiting news of Blake’s fight through the Blake McMillan Trust page, which was set up to raise cash for those with the syndrome.
His mum Jenny today told followers: “I know many of you are keen for an update so I’ll let you know as much as I do.
“He has had a reasonably settled day and night. He has been slept on his tummy again and it seems to be good for him.
“They have managed to bring his pressures and his oxygen down slightly.
“He has been getting chest physio and suction and they are managing to start shifting secretions from his lungs.
“His latest blood gases were good.
“His blood pressure has went the other way though and is now high so they have given him something for that.
“They have stopped his paralysing drug and are starting to see very small movements.”
Mrs McMillan later added: “I’m by Blake’s side and he is doing well. I’m scared to get excited as things can change so quickly one way or another.
“His sedation is much less and he is able to open his eyes. He opened them when I spoke to him and seemed to respond to the music I played. So happy to see improvements.”
She has also praised her husband Paul who she said has been doing a wonderful job juggling his time between his son and Blake’s sister Faye.
Mrs McMillan has also thanked all her followers for their prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.