While out shopping, her father informed her that her headaches were a life-threatening condition.
A FATHER-Daughter outing swiftly turned into a nightmare when Milly’s symptoms worsened and she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal ailment.
After his girls’ headaches turned out to be a far more serious and potentially life-threatening ailment, a parent shares his horrifying discovery.
After learning that his daughter’s headaches were a life-threatening ailment, a parent broke down in tears.
Milly Roberts, 16, had been suffering from headaches, multiple bruises on her body, and struggled with poor energy, according to her father, Kris Foulgar-Roberts, 43.
Because of the severity of her discomfort, physicians initially suspected migraines, but after more research, Kris said he received a call while out shopping.
“We were informed Milly was critically anemic and needed to travel to Arrowe Park Hospital right away for a blood transfusion,” Kris explained.
“They told us she needed to be transferred to the Alder Oncology unit while we were there.” Hey, I sensed something wasn’t right right away; my heart simply dropped.”
“Milly was sent for a bone marrow biopsy, which is taken from your hip during surgery – it is a painful treatment, and the first one didn’t produce enough for them to test, so she had to have another.”
Milly was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a disorder in which the bone marrow and stem cells of the body fail to make enough blood cells.
“It is a condition more closely akin to leukaemia than anemia,” Kris told the Liverpool Echo.
All types of blood cells are diminished in aplastic anemia. Pancytopenia is the medical term for this condition. Pan means all, cyto means cells, and penia means few.
Bruising is the most prevalent symptom of aplastic anemia.
A youngster can bruise readily even if he or she does not fall or get knocked.
Low platelet levels in the child’s blood impair the blood’s capacity to clot, resulting in this condition.
After teeth brushing, a child’s gums may bleed, and he or she may experience nosebleeds.
“There are different degrees of it, with some individuals just needing a blood transfusion every few weeks, but Milly’s is severe; she requires three to four transfusions each week and is extremely susceptible to infection due to her lack of white blood cells,” Kris stated.
“When she gets home, we take over her observations and.”