After six weeks of visits to various GPs and hospitals came the day Alison says she’ll never forget – 12 March 2012.
“I just said to my husband that we have to go down to Princess Margaret Hospital again in Perth, which was two hours away, to get this sorted,” she recalls. “We had to find out what’s wrong.”
They were seen by a young, female doctor who listened to their story. The first doctor to feel Zoe’s tummy, she sent the infant immediately for an ultrasound.
“Normally, when you go to PMH, you have to wait for things to happen, but suddenly everything was happening in an instant. The ultrasound was done quickly, we waited for about 10 minutes, then they asked us to come into another room for a talk. The doctors told Alison they’d found a mass in Zoe’s abdomen.”