VIDEO: Child's cough turns out to be cancer

Daisy Wigginton was struck down with cold-like symptoms and her parents gave her Calpol and nursed her at home.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 11:00 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 8:14 pm
Daisy Wigginton in hospital

But when the cough became persistent, they took her to her GP, where doctors told them it was asthma and prescribed her an inhaler and steroids.

The treatment initially appeared to work but two weeks later the deep, chesty cough returned – and was even worse.

Her parents Darren and Ria Wigginton from Bracklesham Bay took her to A&E when she became lethargic and hot and she was immediately admitted to Southampton General Hospital.

Daisy Wigginton in hospital

But doctors then made the bombshell discovery that she wasn’t suffering from asthma at all – but actually had cancer.

People in the area have been quick to respond to the appeal for help following articles in the Chichester Observer.

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