Hospital viewers wept for a boy who broke down as he revealed fears his poorly mum would die on the operating table.
It featured Judy, who was facing delays on an essential bowel cancer operation.
What happened on BBC series Hospital?
Thankfully, the hospital eventually managed to schedule her surgery.
At home, Judy’s 14-year-old son Zack revealed his anxieties about his mum’s condition.
The boy grew tearful as he spoke about fearing his mum would die in the middle of her operation.
He said on the programme: “It feels like part of your life is missing. I’ve got anxiety, so I really worry if I’m not prepared for whatever.”
Zack added, voice welling with emotion: “I worry that she won’t get better, she’ll die on the operating table and stuff.”
The moving scene had viewers at home in tears.
What did Hospital viewers about the boy?
On Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Oh Zack, you gorgeous boy. Bless his heart #Hospital.”
Another replied: “I’m in tears.”
A third tweeted with a crying emoji: “So sad, poor boy #hospital.”
That lovely little boy… my eyes are filled with tears.
Someone else said: “God, that poor little boy on #Hospital. The devastating impact this pandemic has had on non-COVID patients is truly devastating and one would hope avoidable in the future.”
“That poor little boy Zack,” said a fifth. “As the mother of a 12-year-old boy, that broke my heart #hospital.”
A sixth wrote: “#hospital that lovely little boy… my eyes are filled with tears. So wonderful to see the #NHS getting back on the so-needed operations… just hope people know GPs are open for your health needs #dontdelay.”
I’m in tears
— ❀ PAULA CROFT ❀ 👏🏻🧼👍🏻 (@PaulaMCroft) November 9, 2020
God that poor little boy on #Hospital. The devastating impact this pandemic has had on non COVID patients is truly devastating and one would hope avoidable in the future.
— Derek Hills (@GratiaetIacomus) November 9, 2020
That poor little boy Zack, as the mother of a 12 year old boy that broke my heart #hospital
— Kerry (@Sconein60Secons) November 9, 2020
Judy ‘doing well’ after surgery
At the end of the episode, an on-screen message revealed that Judy was doing well after her surgery.
It informed viewers: “Judy is recovering well and is preparing for chemotherapy. She’s now able to do more with Zack.”
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