Maisie would go on to spend three weeks in ICU – with many serious hurdles to overcome. During that time she suffered a gastrointestinal bleed, collapsed lung, bleed on the brain and skin lesions on her legs and feet.
After being moved out of ICU, Maisie went on to spend four months in the tender care of Temple Street doctors and nurses. She bravely coped with having her dressings changed almost daily and the extensive skin grafts she needed to get better.
Janis says, “We would never have got through our stay without Maisie’s ‘best friends’ physiotherapist Marie & play therapist Julie. We will never be able to thank the PICU team and Dr. Cathy Gibbons – who Maisie calls ‘the best doctor in the world’ – for saving our daughter’s life. These people are angels on earth!”
Today, Maisie is doing great and most recently joined us to take part the launch of the Great Irish Bake. She and her family still regularly attend the hospital, and despite all she’s been through, mum Janis says it’s one of her favourite places!