Jack Webster

Interview: Jack's Sepsis

We sat down with Michael Le Vell to discuss what will happen to seriously ill Jack now that he has been diagnosed with sepsis.

How is Kevin feeling after Jack was diagnosed with Sepsis?

First and foremost overwhelming shock, he didn’t know things could move this quickly from what he thought was just a little scratch. Kevin had seen it and wasn’t concerned about it yet in a matter of days it was life threatening.

Kevin doesn’t understand how a fit young lad can suddenly find himself in this position, it’s devastating.

Kevin had no idea about the threat of Sepsis, was it something you were aware of before this storyline?

I had no idea whatsoever, it’s terrifying, it really gets you thinking.

How does Kevin react when he’s told he has to consider amputation or could lose his son?

He’s heartbroken, he doesn’t know where to turn or who to talk to, he’s in his own little world and he feels lost. He still can’t understand the situation they’re in and how quickly it’s escalated.

It’s a heartbreaking decision to be faced with, Kevin doesn’t want to be the one who decides on amputation, but Jack is so seriously ill he’s left with little choice.

He doesn’t want to make the decision just in case the doctors are wrong, it’s so tough.

– Michael Le Vell

How does Jack react when Kevin tells him about the amputation?

He doesn’t understand at first, he can still feel sensation in his leg when he wakes up and it’s really confusing for him. When he starts to realise the implications he cries and it breaks Kevin’s heart.