Thu, March 12, 2009
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Jade Goody to spend final days with her sons

2009-03-12 05:13:44 GMT2009-03-12 13:13:44 (Beijing Time)

Jade Goody clutches husband Jack Tweed's hand as she left The Royal Marsden Hospital to return home

Jade is wheeled into a waiting ambulance to begin what may be her final journey

Jade begged doctors to allow her to go home to be with Jack and sons Bobby and Freddy during her final days

Footage of Jade and Jack's marriage will be shown on Living TV tonight

The couple share their first kiss as man and wife

Jade Goody has returned to her Essex home to die surrounded by her family.

The terminally ill reality television star begged doctors to allow her to leave hospital and spend her final weeks with her beloved sons Bobby, five, Freddy, four and husband Jack Tweed.

Fans waited outside her home to wish her well as she was taken back into her home where she will have Macmillan nurses caring for her around the clock.

One onlooker told The Mirror: 'Jade was very pale and weak but she seemed to be relieved to be back. But it was all too much for Jack. He could hardly stop the tears.'

Jade's mother, Jackiey, said the family were delighted her daughter was out of hospital.

'It's beautiful that she's back. It's just so lovely to have her home and the boys will be over the moon when they come back from school,' she said.

A bed has been set up for Jade in the dining room upon her request so she can look out at the picturesque countryside surrounding her home.

A friend of the star said: 'Jade wakes briefly from time to time but slips under again quickly.

'There won’t be many comings and goings now. Jade just wants her mum, Jack and the boys. No one knows how long she has left. It’s impossible to predict.'

Yesterday morning the 27-year-old was seen wrapped in a red blanket as she was wheeled on a trolley into an ambulance outside the Royal Marsden Hospital in west London.

Husband Jack walked alongside, gently holding her hand, and ensuring she was comfortable after she was hoisted aboard the waiting ambulance.

Jade's final journey home was granted after doctors were satisfied that her pain was able to be controlled.

Her publicist, Max Clifford, said she was ‘delighted’ to be home with her sons.

‘Jade wants to spend whatever time she has left with Jack and the boys,’ Mr Clifford said. ‘She will probably be in bed most of the time, but she’ll be awake and chatting to the people she loves.’

Earlier this week it was revealed she is losing her sight as the cancer continues to devastate her body and can now only see out of one eye.

Jade has hated her children seeing her lying in her sickbed in the Royal Marsden Hospital and was desperate to go home to Essex.

Jade, who is suffering from cervical cancer which has spread rapidly throughout her body, is at least finding comfort in God following Saturday's joint christening with her boys.

Tonight she will appear on a television showing the happy day she married Jack.

She is shown saying how 'lucky' she is.

In the show, being screened on Living tonight, Goody wipes her eyes as she says: 'If I die, (I'm) gonna miss all this.'

Focusing on the happy day at Down Hall, near her Essex home, she says: 'That's where I'm getting married. The marquee. Beautiful.

'Stunning, look at it. Such a lucky girl. I don't want anyone to take it away from me.'

Tweed says having his curfew lifted for his wedding night made things '10 times better'.

Jade and her pals are shown having their teeth whitened before the big day.

The couple plan their wedding vows, including the line: 'I will be your everlasting, eternal love.'

Asked whether they prefer 'everlasting' or 'eternal', she says: 'Everlasting. What's better because I'm dying?"

Told that they both mean similar things, Tweed plumps for 'everlasting'.

The pair said they first set eyes on each other in a nightclub, and Jade said: 'I thought 'Oh my God, you're so fit'. And that was it really.'

Tweed says: 'We just kept ringing each other and talking to each other and that.

Jade: Bride-to-be sees the stricken star joking with friends and receiving beauty treatments ahead of her big day.

She is filmed trying on wedding dresses and discussing outfits with her bridesmaids.

Of the medicine stick she sucks throughout, she says: ‘This isn’t a lollipop, it’s 600g pain killer: I rub it against my gums and it gets me out of pain – it works.’

On being asked about Jade’s time in hospital, an emotional Jack Tweed tells the cameras: ‘I’ll tell you what. I do not know how she does this. I was a baby with that.

‘And she’s spent all this time in hospital. I can’t believe it.’

Mr Clifford, also revealed that she had been cheered by a recorded message from pop supremo Michael Jackson, who is in town to promote a summer residency at the O2 Arena.

He recorded a message on Sunday. In it he said: 'Hi Jade, it's Michael. I'm thinking of you and I hope everything goes as well as it can. I want you to come and see me when I'm over. My brother keeps asking me about you.'

Jade was in Celebrity Big Brother with Jermaine Jackson.

Security has been stepped up at the Royal Marsden, following an incident on Saturday where Jade woke to find a woman leaning over her bed clutching a hammer.

Police were called and arrested a 41-year-old suspect, but she was released from custody without facing further action after Jade said she wouldn't press charges and meant no harm.

And yesterday she was the subject of another security scare after a man claiming to be a faith healer tried to get in to see her telling staff: 'I can heal Jade. I am a thousand times stronger than the Dalai Lama.'

Meanwhile, Jade has hit back at those who have doubted Jack's motives for being with her saying they were 'well out of order'.

Jade told OK! magazine: 'How am I meant to react to stuff like that? It really upsets me.

'They don't know anything about us. Jack loves me and I love him. Yeah, he's been a bit stupid in the past but he is young.'

She said of Tweed: 'He's been a brilliant dad and I'm just sorry I could never give him his own child.'

'The boys adore him - he was still playing with them at 1am at our wedding away from all his mates. That's how good he is with them.'

Earlier this month, her husband was convicted of assaulting a taxi driver. It is the second time in six months that he has been convicted of assault.

Magistrates warned Tweed, who denied the offence, that he could be jailed when he is sentenced on March 26.

Jade added: 'I've achieved more in 27 years than some achieve in their lifetime.

'I could bitch about dying young, but at the end of the day, I can look back on my life and be proud of what I have done.'

Jade has spoken of her desire for a public funeral - prompted by so many messages of goodwill and people saying they want to pay their respects. Mail Online reported.

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