Isla-Mae lives with her 2 sisters and brother and parents in Nottingham UK.
when she was 2 yrs old in April 2020 in the middle of Covid19 she became very poorly, and after more than one occasion with doctors over the phone and video calls and even a 999 call where the ambulance service came out, we was told she just had flu and tonsillitis.
but on the 4th May 2020 she woke up with bruising and rashes all over her body, we rushed her to hospital straight away.
after 7 hours of testing they sat us down and told us that Isla-Mae has cancer Leukaemia (ALL), and they couldn’t treat her there in that hospital.
we was then transferred to a hospital in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre where she was treated and continues to be treated.
when we arrived on that first night, Islas Father having to say goodbye and sign documents to give the hospital permission to treat Isla. It was 2 weeks Isla-Mae and her mum was apart from the family, she was taken for surgery straight away, during surgery the doctors found a huge tumour on her left lung.
Isla was put on life support for 3 days, she stopped breathing 3 times. After the 2 weeks Isla and mum was allowed home.
But after a few weeks at home isla got seriously ill again where a bloodclot was found sitting on her heart doctors describe it as a golf ball sitting on her heart.
it was a rollercoaster, no child should go through this, it’s still a painful journey to watch your child fight cancer.
A terrible time
Isla lost her hair and has treatment for 2.5years.
she has been in and out of hospital since and probably will continue to do so with infections and just being poorly.
parents have been told by doctors on 2 occasions that if Isla-mae doesn’t improve herself we may need to sit down and say we can do no more Isla. But this little girl is a fighter and keeps going!
but with all that said and the journey going forward, Isla-Mae brights up a room and is so brave!
she will end her treatment in September 2022