KATIE Price is 'heartbroken' at being forced to leave son Harvey behind on doctor's orders when she goes on holiday to Turkey this week. The mum-of-five had planned to take the 18-year-old away with her, new boyfriend Carl Woods, 31, and her children Junior, 15, and Princess, 13.
But doctors have ruled Harvey unfit to travel after he was released from the hospital earlier this week after 10 days - including time spent in intensive care.
A source told us: "Doctors told Katie it would be better for Harvey's health if he stayed at home. She's heartbroken but of course she'll take doctors advice.
"Harvey will stay at home with his carer and Katie will still go - she's taking Princess and Junior and some of their friends and she didn't want to cancel their holiday and let them down, especially as Princess's birthday party was disrupted by Harvey going to hospital. "
A representative for Katie confirmed her devastation and said she had decided to go ahead for the benefit of her other kids.
"Katie has had to make the heartbreaking decision to keep Harvey at home after doctors advised he should remain in the UK after his most recent hospital stay," said the spokesman.
"For Katie this past week has been a traumatic one. Spending time now with both Princess and Junior is just as equally important as the time she has spent dedicated to Harvey.
"As a mother of five, Katie has learned that she must divide her love five ways - not an easy task - but still she remains focused on being the best mother to them all.
"Harvey will remain in the wonderful care of his carer and with his youngest siblings Jett and Bunny."
The holiday is a huge step for Katie and Carl, with the pair being friends for years but only being set up romantically by a mutual pal in June.
Despite the relationship still being fresh, Katie hinted that she wants to marry the ex Love Island star - with the hunk being her rock of support while Harvey was in the hospital.
The Sun Online revealed earlier this week that Harvey had returned home after getting the all-clear from doctors, with Katie beaming: "It feels like Christmas. I can't stop smiling.
"The day started badly but it's ending as the best day ever."
The mother-of-five was left devastated when her eldest child was rushed to hospital after he suffered breathing problems and his temperature shot to 42C.