It was just after Nieve’s 5th birthday
Nieve had just celebrated her 5th birthday when we noticed a slight lump in her lower abdomen, she was otherwise fit and well. We took Nieve to the GP who sent us to the hospital where they began investigations. An ultrasound revealed a mass but at this time it was impossible to know exactly what it was. Over the next few weeks, Nieve’s mass continued to grow quickly, and she began experiencing more and more pain, while the investigations were ongoing.
It took a month to complete investigations due to the unusual presentation of Nieve’s mass, but eventually she was diagnosed with Extra Renal Wilms’ tumour with Metastatic lung disease. I can’t even begin to explain the devastation that our family felt at this time.