Georgia had a lot of viral infections quite close to each other
She always seemed to have a cough or a cold. In the two months before her diagnosis, she had scarlet fever, chicken pox and lapped cheek syndrome.
I’d taken Georgia to the GP four times. She had a prominent vein on her neck and you could really see that she had a fast pulse. She was really pale, lethargic, couldn’t move, she cried when I touched her and her temperature was 42. The GP thought it was a virus related to the chicken pox but I wasn’t convinced so I took her to the out-of-hours surgery.
Within an hour and a half, she had blood tests, within two hours she was in a high dependency unit. It all happened really quickly but it saved her life.
As soon as she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, I went on autopilot – it’s really only now that I think about it all.