It all started with a purple rash
Monday 5th September 2016 was going to be a special day, it was our daughter Daisy’s first day in reception year at primary school. Daisy had turned four just a week before. A short time before this we had noticed some changes in Daisy, she had started to feel tired when doing simple things like walking to the shops with us. On the Saturday before I was due to take Daisy to gymnastics class, while getting her ready I noticed a purple rash on her chest. It didn’t fade under the glass test so I immediately took her to the local walk in centre which concluded in a diagnosis of ‘burst capillieries’ and nothing to be concerned with. Going back to Daisy’s first day of school, we were all excited and off Daisy went for what was supposed to be a very special day. In the afternoon my wife Emma took Daisy for a GP appointment to look at her eye as Daisy had been getting regular styes. While there, Emma explained the other symptoms Daisy had been experiencing so the GP took a look. At this point I would like to thank the doctor for being a wonderful ‘old school’ doctor as she didn’t mention at the time what she knew but sent Daisy and Emma off to have some blood tests at the General Hospital. The doctor knew what was behind these symptoms.