The scan showed that Emily had a rare condition where her gall bladder and bile ducts weren’t ever fully formed. It meant her bile wasn’t draining fully and was attacking her liver. The Byrne family had to transfer to Dublin for a biopsy two days later. A week after that, they travelled to England for a very serious procedure to remove Emily’s blocked bile ducks and gallbladder. Sadly just 6 weeks later they confirmed this was not a success.
At just 5-months old, Emily was put on a waiting list for a lifesaving liver transplant.