A HEARTBROKEN mum has spoken of the moment she held her little son's hand as he passed away from a rare form of cancer aged just four. Ethan Turner was first diagnosed with Rhabdomysocarcoma back inMay 2016. Despite having chemo and radiotherapy, his tumour kept on growing and on Saturday, the youngster passed away at home. His brave mum, Ashley Morgan, is now trying to raise awareness of the condition. Rhabdomyosarcoma is so rare that fewer than 60 children are diagnosed with it in the UK each year. Ashley, 25, told the Manchester Evening News that she and Ethan's dad were constantly visiting their GP to see about their little son's constipation. Ethan had been suffering from chronic constipation "It was the last thing we could have ever imagined", she said. "It was going on for weeks so we took him to hospital where they just gave him enemas. He wasn't getting any better and was screaming the house down in that much pain. "He stopped going to the toilet completely so they gave him a … [Read more...] about Little boy, 4, dies at home clutching mum’s hand after doctors dismissed cancer as constipation
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From the moment 17-year-old Peter Wright stepped onto the farm belonging to Alf Wight (the real name of famous author James Herriot, who inspired the classic TV series All Creatures Great And Small), he knew exactly what he wanted to spend the rest of his life doing. ‘I was just utterly fascinated by the smells and sounds, there was a buzz about the place,’ he recalls. ‘It was buoyant, the phone was ringing and animals were coming in and out and within an hour of being there I thought, “This is what I want to be.” If he’d said, bring your sleeping bag and sleep in the corner, I would have done, because I was that excited.’ Initially, Peter had thought about becoming a dentist, but his school careers advisor set him up on a day’s work experience on Alf’s farm, putting him on an entirely different trajectory. Peter headed off to the University of Liverpool to study veterinary science. After graduating, he spent a short time working at … [Read more...] about Cow attacks, constipated snakes and a very mucky love affair for Yorkshire vet
0 Have your say Winter is the time of year when illnesses can spread quickly, especially around schools. From sniffles and colds to more serious afflictions like chicken pox, schools can be like petri dishes this time of year. So if your little one is feeling under the weather, here are the government’s guidelines for when you should keep them off school. The guidelines reveal how long you should keep your children off school for different illnesses. Here's what they say: InfluenzaInfluenza, commonly known as flu, is very infectious and easily spreads in crowded populations and in enclosed spaces.Flu viruses are always changing so this winter’s flu strains will be slightly different from last winter’s.Symptoms include headache, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints and tiredness.Cases are infectious 1 day before to 3 to 5 days after symptoms appear.Here’s how long to keep your child … [Read more...] about How long should you keep your child off school when they are sick?
MEGAN McKenna has branded plastic surgery that makes girls look like Barbie dolls "so unattractive" - despite admitting to having lip fillers to enhance her pout. The 26-year-old reality star has said she would never have a "dangerous" bum lift... but hasn't ruled out a boob job. Speaking to Fabulous Online, Megan said: “I completely disagree with the bum thing, apparently the surgery is really dangerous. “And I just think you shouldn’t be doing things like that. That’s my opinion. I’m not against boob jobs but I haven’t got one and I’m not planning any time soon to have one.” The former Towie star said that there is a danger to go “extreme” when it comes to plastic surgery and many people don’t know where to stop. She added: “I’m not against it [plastic surgery]. Obviously I get my lips done. I’ve not had any other surgery." In the past Megan has revealed that she gets her lips done at the … [Read more...] about Megan McKenna: The Barbie doll look is SO unattractive, and I’ll never have my bum done – but I’m not against boob jobs…
By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY SCHOOL CUTS Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Friday morning. Spotted: Labour peer David Blunkett on a 10.35 a.m. British Airways flight to Barbados yesterday. Nice option, your lordship. DRIVING THE DAY THREE EXCELLENT RUMORS: To start your Friday. Playbook cannot substantiate one word of any of these, but they are way too delicious not to share. 1. Cam it be true? The Sun sets a hare racing through Westminster this morning with an arresting front page claiming David Cameron is eyeing a return to frontline politics. Political Editor Tom Newton Dunn reports Cameron has told friends he is “bored sh*tless” at home in his overpriced shepherd’s hut, and quite fancies being foreign secretary in the next government. The article stresses the improbable comeback would only happen once Cameron’s memoirs have been published in 2019, and after Theresa May has been replaced as prime … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by School Cuts: Cam it be true? — Ruddy Nora — Crouch End