There were signs
I am not sure I ever really wrote much about how Vega was diagnosed. I guess in retrospect, after hearing other parents’ stories about their children’s diagnoses, we found out relatively quickly. We took Vega to Kings A&E twice for foot pain, a month apart, and were sent away with ibuprofen.
I had a weird dream about leukaemia, and I guess it was my mother’s intuition and persistence that something was not right that meant I insisted we went back to A&E again. We were then diagnosed.
Looking back at the six months leading up to Vega’s diagnosis, there were signs, but they were so small and seemed totally unrelated. Unless you would know what you are looking for, it’s difficult to use them as clues for diagnosis.