Her eyelid began to droop
In November 2019, a few weeks before the birth of our fifth child, I noticed a slight drooping in Morven’s left eyelid. Morven wore glasses and I first thought this was the development of a lazy eye and took her to the optician. I was told her eyesight was fine so took her to the GP who suggested a problem with the muscle connected to the eyelid. They referred us to the ophthalmology department telling us muscles can often become weakened in this area for a number of reasons causing ptosis (drooping eyelid). Ophthalmology recommended an MRI scan, but weeks later there had been no appointment. In just a few weeks the drooping eyelid had drooped down further and had begun to bulge outwards and had turned purple. We were very alarmed and chased up the MRI asking to be seen urgently. Morven was otherwise extremely fit and well and even finished first at the local parkrun on the day of the MRI, so although we were concerned, we assumed there couldn’t be anything seriously wrong because she was so well.