Gina Kirschenheiter had quite the scare on January 27 when her son Nicholas was admitted to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California.
Gina, 35, shared her seven-year-old's hospital visit on Instagram. Alongside a photo of Nicholas sleeping in a bed with an IV attached his arm, the Real Housewives of Orange County star wrote, "We had a little scare yesterday with our sweet Nicholas."
"He had some sort of reaction. It was very scary but he is home and fine," the Bravo star continued. "Thank you so so much to all the nurses, doctors and staff @mission_hospital. It makes such a difference when you are surrounded by smart and compassionate people trying to help you. ❤️."
However, some fans took to the comments to the comments and slammed the mother of three for posting about Nicholas' health. One fan wrote, "Give your kid some privacy." Another said, "Not good to post children on social media."
"I don’t know why people need to post such vulnerable photos of their kids," said another user. One follower added, "Why do so many TV people feel the need to exploit their children’s struggle for selfish needs!! There’s nothing here that would help others. Gina it’s ok to NOT SHARE EVERYTHING!! #kidsfirst please!!!!"
Several other users sent well wishes to Nicholas and prayed for his speedy recovery. Gina shares Nicholas, as well as daughter Sienna, 5, and son Luca, 3, with ex-husband Matt Kirschenheiter.
In an August 2019 episode of RHOC, the Long Island native tearfully admitted that Sienna suffers from developmental issues. Gina found out from Sienna's Pre-K teacher. “I’m getting a little nervous,” Gina said. “She’s having fine motor issues. I had a teacher conference with her Pre-K teacher. And her Pre-K teacher was like, ‘She’s a little bit behind on her developmental skills. She doesn’t know how to write her name.’ And I see all the other little girls in the class and they can fully write.”
In October, Gina reveled that Sienna has gone to therapy to help her issues. During one episode of RHOC, Gina brought her daughter to one of her therapy sessions and watched from the sidelines. The therapist explained that she would give Sienna a series of tests to help better understand exactly what the issue is.