A United Kingdom mom who claims docs wrote off her 3-year-old daughter’s abdomen pains as constipation says the younger lady died simply days after she was identified with a uncommon type of cancer.
In June, Aoife Flanagan, of Rayleigh, started to complain of abdomen pains in addition to ache in different areas of her physique, her mom, Eilish Flanagan, advised Essex Live. Involved, Flanagan took her daughter to the physician a number of instances — however claims she was advised every time Aoife’s situation was attributable to constipation.
“I took her to see the GP or a marketing consultant physician 11 instances in three weeks. She’d been out and in of the hospital with totally different infections and issues however they saved telling us she had widespread baby constipation,” she mentioned.
“As a mom, I knew there was one thing else incorrect. I raised my considerations and she or he had pains in different areas of her physique however the docs by no means examined her,” she advised the outlet, claiming Aoife had a visual tumor on her backside that docs “failed to research.”
Flanagan alleges docs additionally questioned if she was correctly feeding her daughter and if she received sufficient train. The younger lady liked horseback driving, and rode day-after-day, sometimes twice a day, she claims.
Whereas ready to be transferred to a special hospital, an X-ray revealed Aoife had a big tumor in her liver that was blocking her bowel, her mom advised Essex Stay.
Docs on the hospital Aoife was transferred to identified the younger lady with germ cell most cancers, which generally types in an individual’s reproductive cells. Nonetheless, germ cell tumors can even kind within the stomach, mind and chest — although that is uncommon, per the Mayo Clinic.
Any such most cancers is extremely treatable, even within the later phases. Nevertheless it was too late for Aoife, her mom mentioned.
On July 7, simply days after her analysis, the 3-year-old died in her mom’s arms. Aoife suffered from a “big” coronary heart assault, her mom mentioned.
“I held her as a result of I knew one thing was incorrect along with her. She died in my arms,” she advised Essex Stay.
“It was simply too late. They did not give us a good likelihood,” she mentioned. “She was scared as a result of she had misplaced various weight however she nonetheless had the braveness in her and she or he was preventing with each ounce of her physique, she was so courageous.”
A few of Aiofe’s organs, tumors and tissues have been donated for analysis functions, her mom mentioned.
“It couldn’t be in useless,” she famous.
“She was very a lot a wild baby,” Flanagan mentioned of her daughter, who loved her pony, Bubbles, and “completely adored Queen Elsa from ‘Frozen.’”
“She was so blissful, bubbly and bouncy. And one of the best phrase to explain her is type,” she added.
Flanagan is now within the technique of finalizing a charity referred to as “Aoife’s Bubbles.”
“We’re awaiting our charity registration, however we would be the U.Okay.’s solely registered childhood Germ Cell most cancers charity. We need to increase as a lot consciousness and educate as many individuals as doable in regards to the signs, analysis, and impact of this uncommon illness,” the mother says on the charity’s website.
Eilish Flanagan didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for added remark.