If you are reading this, you probably know Isita already. So I don’t have to tell you much. Nearly five, bright and funny, full of invention, obsessed by fairies.
You may not know she is also very brave. That is what the doctors said here at St Mary’s Paddington after she went through all the x-rays, ultrasound and MRI scans yesterday. And she was.
The results of those tests were not what we wanted to hear. They found a growth in Isita’s abdomen which is pushing against her spine. This is what has been causing her discomfort for the past few weeks.
Today is Saturday. On Monday, Isita will be admitted to Great Ormond Street hospital, where the specialists will do lots more tests to find out what we are dealing with, and what the treatment should be.
Isita knows she has a lump in her tummy. But so far it has been an adventure with lots of TV and games – and the tests, although they were not such fun.
Marta and I feel like our world has imploded. Of course the children have always been the most important thing in life. We have just entered a crash course in what that really means. We have put aside very other plan and priority without another thought.