The family of a young child diagnosed with cancer after flu-like symptoms say their life has been “completely turned upside down”.

Chloe Cush turned 10 on October 16, but shortly after her birthday she began to feel unwell and developed flu-like symptoms. She slept most of Halloween break and didn’t eat or drink much, but after getting a result she was taken to the doctors, who advised her mother Deborah to keep Chloe at school and that it can be chicken. Smallpox.

A few days later, Chloe said she felt like herself again and was excited to go back to school. On November 9, Chloe began to feel better and was really looking forward to going back to school.

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“During a day out on November 11, Chloe started crying and said she could no longer see out of her left eye, had a feeling of heaviness in her left arm and was stumbling when she walked,” Deborah said.

“We immediately called the emergency room. We took her in and the doctor said it looked like a migraine and should we go home or go to the emergency room. We went to the emergency room where Chloe had her blood drawn and that was it.” The condition was good. She also had an exam and a CT scan done.

“The nurse said it was possibly a stroke, but there was something in the brain. Chloe was admitted that night until we got answers and over the next few days Chloe had an MRI, a lumbar puncture, a biopsy of the rash with stitches, an ultrasound, an x-ray and two days of strong had steroids.

“On Friday 17 November they still hadn’t given us a correct diagnosis so the nurse sent Chloe home for the weekend but the result and vision were still the same.”

Two days later, Chloe discovered a lump in her groin while taking a shower. She went back to the hospital where she had a full vision test, which will have to be done again in January to determine if the child has permanent vision loss.

She had another ultrasound of all her abdominal organs and the new lump in her groin. The next day, her family received the worst news: that their little girl had cancer.

“On November 22, we received the worst news we could have imagined,” Deborah said.

“Chloe was diagnosed with ALK-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma with a nervous system disorder. She was then transferred to the hematology department. Chloe had another CT scan and the next day her first appointment was for surgery to have a central scanning tube inserted into her bloodstream. her chest.

“She had to have her bone marrow removed, the lump in her groin removed, another lumbar puncture and then the first dose of chemotherapy through the lumbar spine for her brain. She was so brave, full of smiles and jokes.

“On 27 and 29 November Chloe had to go back to the cinema to receive further chemotherapy through the lumbar spine. She is not a fan of having to fast every other day. On December 1, she started her second block of chemo.

“She had so much swelling in her midline that it was difficult for her to move. Over the next three days, she received more chemotherapy in the midline, along with some other fluids and a lumbar. Chloe begins to complain of pain in her mouth and jaw when she eats. She said that she was too tired to continue going to the theater and that she could just stop going.

“She has lost her appetite and is tired while she still needs to drink and she expects further chemotherapy with a break of a few days before the next block starts.

“We hope she can go home for one night this week to be with her brother and sister, who have barely seen her since she was admitted to hospital. We all miss her. She is consistently our bubbly, strong, brave, funny and crazy girl who takes each day as it comes and faces them with courage.”

A Go Fund Me has been set up to support Chloe’s family during the current turmoil she is embroiled in, just weeks before Christmas.

Within hours, family, friends and the local community raised more than £2,000 for the family.

“The money donated will enable us to provide Chloe with a much needed wheelchair and help her with food, parking, fuel and energy costs while she is at home as we need the heating on at all times, Deborah added.

“This will help offset the loss of income and reduce the bill burden as I am currently not entitled to anything until Chloe has been diagnosed for at least three months.”

“With Christmas around the corner, everything just piled up.”

Click this link to donate to Chloe’s fundraising page.

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