Finding the tumour
Stanley started showing signs of mobility issues one week before his first birthday. We decided to take him to our local hospital after being advised that it could be a viral infection. Stanley continued to decline in his mobility before we attended our local hospital on his first birthday and we were then taken via ambulance to a specialist hospital. The following day an MRI was taken and we were given the awful news that they had found a tumour on Stanley’s spine. Within six hours he was in surgery to relieve some of the pressure on his spine. This was an awful time for us having to wait whilst he was in surgery. Thankfully, the operation was successful. They managed to remove a lot more of the tumour than expected and within 48 hours Stanley was crawling again.