The doctor thought Mila had tonsillitis, then her lips turned blue

The doctor thought Mila had tonsillitis, then her lips turned blue

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It started as flu-like symptoms, unexplained bruising, a bloody nose and high temperatures, but a matter of weeks later, five-year-old Queenslander Mila Seeley was diagnosed with acute leukaemia.

For the past year, she has been in the fight of her life, including multiple surgeries and a month of intense chemotherapy, but now she is on the road to recovery.

Mila Seeley’s leukaemia started with her being unable to shake flu and tonsillitis-like symptoms in mid-2018.

Mila was diagnosed in September 2018, a matter of days after her fifth birthday, after her symptoms continued to worsen in the space of a few months.

Her skin lost colour and lips turned blue. She lost weight, refused to eat or drink and was so tired she spent most of the day on the couch.