Brave Angus battler Blake McMillan is continuing to delight his parents and confound medics with a “miracle” fightback from the brink of death.
The Carnoustie three-year-old, born with MECP2 duplication syndrome, was placed on life support after being rushed to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh earlier this month when pneumonia caused a dramatic deterioration in his condition.
Thousands of people have been following the toddler’s fight online and his mum Jenny posted encouraging news.
She said: “Wow, this boy of mine…I’d say I’m speechless, but I have so much to say.
“He is a miracle, a superstar, a warrior. Ten days ago we were first hit with the news that he could die.
“We were asked if we wanted to intervene or just let nature take its course.
“I didn’t have to think twice, and judging by how Blake has responded, I most definitely made the right choice.
“He wants to live and he does have a life worth fighting for, and hopefully, a far brighter future ahead.
“He was put on this Earth and in my arms for a reason and I’m so happy that he was given to me. Oh the love and pride I feel right now is indescribable!”
Jenny and dad Paul said Blake’s weekend progress had been “far better than expected”.
He is on a non-invasive ventilator and, they said, “doing well”.
“As always, I am still so grateful for all the love and support we are all being shown, from family, friends and strangers,” said Jenny,.
Blake’s fight has helped raise awareness of the rare condition and drawn the support of many, including Dundee FC and team skipper Gary Harkins, through their backing of the #fightblakefight online tag.
Meanwhile, a programme from the 1983 derby clash that saw Dundee United win the league at Dens Park is being sold in an online action to raise money for the Blake McMillan Trust.