Just hours after hitting her head in the playground, a SEVEN-year-old child required life-saving brain surgery.
Darcey Perring, from Telford, was in the schoolyard when a classmate fell, bumping her heads with her.
Hours later, she was admitted to the Princess Royal Hospital after vomiting blood and experiencing other worrying symptoms.
A CT scan revealed a fracture above her ear had ruptured a large blood vessel to her brain, which was being compressed by the bleeding.
Darcey immediately had to undergo surgery at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where the surgeon said he had an hour to save Darcey’s life.
Darcey’s mother, Anna, said: “I will never forget that moment, how hard I tried.”
Darcey was on a ventilator in intensive care and spent her seventh birthday in hospital the next day.
Darcey’s mother: “The worst time of our lives was also one of the most inspiring and positive because Darcey was so brave and recovered quickly.”
“Darcey made some great friends on the station. Seeing her having fun and laughing with the bravest of kids will stay in my memory forever.”
She continued, “Since the next day was her seventh birthday, the nurses decorated her room and had all the doctors and nurses sign a birthday card.”
Darcey used her experience to do this to collect moneyand raised £3,717 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
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