A sim­ple eye test saved the life of our daugh­ter

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN -

was ter­ri­fy­ing as I thought she was hav­ing a stroke. I rang my GP in Shen­field in Es­sex, where I now work as a re­cep­tion­ist, and in­sisted on see­ing a doc­tor.

They said I had to take Daisy to the op­ti­cians as soon as pos­si­ble.

The op­ti­cians I usu­ally used couldn’t see her so I went to Vi­sion Ex­press around the cor­ner.

I burst into tears at the front desk – they said they’d fit her in that day. The op­tometrist took a photo of the back of her eye and stuck it on the wall. She pointed out Daisy’s op­tic nerve and said, ‘It shouldn’t look like that.’

She re­ferred us to Moor­fields Eye Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don and told us we had to go right away. I was pet­ri­fied but also slightly re­lieved – fi­nally some­one was lis­ten­ing to us after six months of in­sist­ing some­thing was wrong. Doc­tors did more tests, say­ing Daisy needed a CT scan that night, so we were taken to our lo­cal hos­pi­tal in an am­bu­lance at 1am. It took hours for the re­sults to come through and at 5am they called us into a lit­tle room. I was sob­bing and when they told us she had a grade one brain tu­mour, I went into com­plete shock.

Daisy had a slowly pro­gress­ing grade one tu­mour mea­sur­ing 4cm by 4c was p back

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BOUNC­ING BACK Fam­ily at Dis­ney World FRIGHT­ENED Daisy the night be­fore her op

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