A mother who lost her son in a caravan fire says her other boy is going through an incredible recovery – despite a small chance of survival.
Earlier this year, 28-year-old Erin Harvey lost three-year-old Zac Harvey in tragic hell.
The fire ripped through Father Shaun Harvey’s house around 5 a.m. during a weekend stay with his children.
Although he was unable to save Zac, he managed to reach and save his other son Harley.
Four-year-old Harley was left in critical condition after the horrific fire at Ffair Rhos near Pontrhydfendigaid, Wales.
He had little chance of surviving his injuries and newly released photos from the hospital show the magnitude of the ordeal he passed.
But Mum has now revealed that he’s making a “great” recovery – even going to school before he’s locked up.
Police say an investigation into the cause of the fire in the early hours of January 19 is still ongoing, but it is not being treated as suspicious.
Erin said, “Zac was such a little sun, always so happy and cheeky. Our house is very quiet now that he’s gone.
“Harley and his brother Alex are currently doing well, and we have received support.
“It will never get easier and our family will never be the same again.”
She described nurses and doctors helping around the clock when Harley finally left the hospital after about six weeks.
The boy was flown to Bristol Children’s Hospital after the fire, where he stayed until February 25. He was home at the end of the month.
Erin added, “The first few weeks of adjusting to family life were difficult, after nurses and doctors helped around the clock to be alone with Harley.
“It worried me, but Harley adapted well to the change. We soon got into a routine of medications, baths, dressing changes, and creams.
“He was in a wheelchair for the first few weeks, but you wouldn’t even think it now. He’s definitely back with his active self.
“He still can’t do everything he could before and needs help with things like eating and going to the toilet.
“He does not have the full function of his left hand, but to our surprise he recently wobbled his fingers for the first time.
“He is definitely making progress.
“He had spent two afternoons at Pontrhydfendigaid School before the blockage happened, and he can’t wait to go back to see all his friends.
“The teachers have supported us enormously and will continue to check us in by phone.
“We are waiting for an appointment with his consultant to discuss his next surgery in Morriston.
“It’s going to be a long way, but the way Harley does it all and excels in every way makes it much easier for us as a family.
“The staff at the Morriston Burns Unit have been great. I want to thank everyone who supports us on our journey.”
The tragic fire shocked the remote village community earlier this year.
Neighbors described the screams of devastated father Shaun, 28, in the aftermath of the fire.
One of them said, “Shaun shouted,” My son is dead. My son is dead. I killed my son. “
“I told him no one killed anyone, but he was in such a condition.”
Tree surgeon Shaun lived in the two-berth caravan in his stepmother’s yard after breaking up with Erin the previous summer.
Friends started a fundraiser after the tragedy to raise money for the family.
The total is currently over £ 11,000.