Mia was unwell for some time before she was diagnosed
Mia had been generally unwell for some time. She had several suspected viral infections, was very pale looking, would fall over when walking and had deteriorating eyesight. When we took her to our local A & E, the doctor took one look at her and ordered a CT scan.
It was an excruciating wait for any news but when the doctor took us into a side room we knew what was coming. Mia had a brain tumour and severe hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain).
We were blue lighted to hospital and an MRI was arranged for the next day. It was then that they were able to tell us her full diagnosis – she had a low grade optic glioma. This type of tumour is slow-growing and located around the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. Mia’s tumour was very large and they were not able to remove it fully due to its location.