A mother in the UK who claims that doctors prescribed her 3-year-old daughter's stomach pain because constipation says the young girl died just days after she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
In June, Aoife Flanagan, of Rayleigh, began complaining of pain in her stomach as well as pain in other parts of her body, her mother, Eilish Flanagan, told Essex Live. Concerned, Flanagan took her daughter to the doctor several times – but claims she was told every time Aoife's condition was caused by constipation.
"I took her to the doctor or a consultant doctor 11 times in three weeks. She had been to and from the hospital with various infections and problems but they kept telling us that she had regular child constipation, she said.
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"As a mother, I knew there was something else wrong. I raised my anxiety and she was hurting in other areas of the body but the doctors never examined her, "she said to the outlet, claiming that Aoife had a visible tumor on the bottom that doctors" failed to examine. "
Flanagan claims doctors also asked if she was feeding her daughter properly and if she was getting enough exercise. The young girl loved riding and went every day, sometimes twice a day, she claims.
While waiting to be transferred to another hospital, an X-ray revealed that Aoife had a large tumor in the liver that blocked her gut, her mother told Essex Live.
Doctors at Aoife Hospital were transferred to diagnose the young girl with bacterial cell cancer, which is usually formed in a person's reproductive cells. However, germ cell tumors can also form in the abdomen, brain and chest ̵
This type of cancer is very treatable, even in the later stages. But it was too late for Aoife, her mother said.
On July 7, just a few days after her diagnosis, the 3-year-old died in her mother's arms. Aoife suffered from a "huge" heart attack, her mother said.
"I held her because I knew something was wrong with her. She died in my arms," she told Essex Live.
"It was just too late. They didn't give us a fair chance," she said. "She was afraid she had lost quite a lot of weight but she still had the courage in herself and she struggled with every ounce of her body , she was so brave. "
Some of Aiofe's organs, tumors and tissues were donated for research purposes, her mother said.
"It couldn't be in vain," she noted.
"She was a very wild child," Flanagan said of her daughter, who liked her pony, bubbles and "absolutely loved Queen Elsa from" Frozen. "
" She was so happy, bubbly and bouncing. And the best word to describe her is kind, "she added.
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Flanagan is now completing a charity called "Aoife & # 39; s Bubbles."
"We are waiting for our charity registration, but we will be the UK's only registered bacterial cell charity. We want to raise as much awareness and educate as many people as possible about the symptoms, diagnosis and effects of this rare disease," the mother said on the charity's website.
Eilish Flanagan did not immediately request Fox News for further comment.