This girl was sent home from school sick… test discovers she has just 5% chance of living


12-year-old girl who was sent home from school because she felt unwell is now fighting for her life in hospital.

Tia Llewellyn, from Milford Haven, Wales, began vomiting one morning four weeks ago, but was allowed to leave as staff thought she had a sick bug.

However, the next day she woke up and was still in poor health and was taken to her local hospital.

Blood tests were taken before she was transferred to a hospital further away who then revealed, sadly, that she had a rare childhood cancer.

Doctors now say she has just a 5% chance of survival after she was placed in an induced coma.

The story by Daily Mail: Just before she was going to start treatment, Tia needed a hickman line put in her veins – but she began to heavily bleed.

At the same time, her kidneys started to fail and she needed dialysis.

But when doctors tried to start the treatment, her blood kept clotting and they had to place her in an induced coma so they could insert a catheter.

The bleeding continued and Tia had to have several blood transfusions to keep her alive.

Although the dialysis worked, she is till in an induced coma – and her family have been told by doctors that her odds of survival are slim.

But the family hope she will be woken up by the end of the week.

Tia’s grandmother, Linda Thomas, gave up her job to help support the family and now makes the five hour round trip from her home in Milford Haven to Cardiff each day.

Kerryanne Clayton, another family member, said she’d ‘never seen a child deteriorate so quickly’.

She has set up an online fundraising page to help Tia get treatment in the US if she make it through.

So far, she’s raised over £2,500 – half of the £5,000 target.

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