We knew something was wrong
In the few months prior to Suki’s diagnosis we were desperately concerned about her health. The more the GP turned us away, telling us it was ‘just a virus’, the more we looked into things ourselves and looked back at signs of when she started deteriorating.
Not knowing what to do and feeling utterly helpless, I rang our hospital in desperation. They agreed to see us the next day. When the paediatrician uttered the words “I’m sorry, it’s not good news, your daughter has leukaemia”, my response was “I know”. I was so completely convinced what was wrong I had bags packed in the car in preparation we would be admitted.