Mother Issues Dire Warning After Doctors Misdiagnose Her Daughter’s Eye Infection

It's a parent's nightmare. One 6-year-old girl was diagnosed with a very rare cancer in her eye. Her mom is warning other parents: don't overlook the value of a second opinion.

Stella Robinson's eye got red and puffy, and her parents brought her to the doctor. The doctor told them their daughter had a routine eye infection and sent them home with antibiotics. When the eye continued to get worse, Stella's mom brought her for second opinion. That decision may have saved her daughter's life.

Stella was examined by an ophthalmologist, who recommended a CT scan and consultations with experts. It turned out not to be an ordinary eye infection — it was cell histiocytosis, a rare form of cancer that attacks bone and forms a tumor.

A tumor had grown into the orbital bone that surrounded Stella’s eyeball. She had to have surgery to remove the tumor and underwent 12 weeks of chemotherapy.

Stella's mom says the girl 'took it all in stride' and is now cancer-free. The parents have relayed their cautionary tale for other parents: when things don't seem right, get a second opinion. It could be a matter of life and death.

Source: AWM
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