Coronation Street viewers went through a rollercoaster of emotions tonight after Sinead Tinker gave birth.
Sinead’s cancer hadn’t responded well to the treatment and the doctors wanted to put her on a course of radiotherapy as soon as possible.
This meant they would have to perform an emergency c-section, but at 27 weeks her baby was given an 80 per cent chance of survival.
Sinead claimed they had no other choice and Daniel reluctantly agreed – but it all got too much for him when an impromptu baby shower was held in the maternity ward.
After breaking down and sharing his fears with Kirk, who was also crying, Daniel returned to be by his wife’s side.
Daniel was overjoyed – but didn’t realise Sinead was fading
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The surgery went well and the doctors announced Sinead had given birth to a baby boy, but she wasn’t allowed to hold him because he was too small.
Emotional Daniel told Sinead he was “so proud” of her, but the smile was wiped off his face almost immediately.
Sinead passed out and the doctors asked horrified Daniel to leave so they could perform surgery.
The doctors rushed in to save Sinead
Sinead was losing a lot of blood
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Crying Daniel feared the worst as he waited outside, but the doctor revealed she was fine after some heavy bleeding.
With Sinead too unwell to leave her hospital bed, Daniel did a video call so she could see her son.
Speaking to her newborn, Sinead said: “Hello my little boy. I’m sorry I can’t come visit you now, but daddy has got a present from me.”
Daniel showed Sinead their son over a video call
Sinead gazed at her little bundle of joy
Daniel placed a little teddy bear inside their son’s incubator.
Turning the phone to the baby, he said: “That beautiful smile, that’s your mummy that, she loves you to the moon and back.”
Tearful Sinead said she was too poorly to visit him now but would get better to look after and protect him.
She said: “You are the most beautiful, special baby boy ever."
Will the baby have any health complications? And will Sinead’s cancer stop spreading?
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Some Corrie viewers are convinced there won’t be a happy ending for Sinead and Daniel.
One viewer said: "This is heartbreaking I have a really bad feeling Sinead is gonna die"
Another added: "Heartbreaking scenes between Sinead and Daniel tonight. @KatiexMcGlynn and @Rob_Mallard are brilliant!!"
A third said: "Sinead is going to die isnt she?"
*Coronation Street airs on Wednesday on ITV at 7.30pm and 8.30pm
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