Saoirse Ruane had surgery to remove a tumour from her lung.
Saoirse Ruane’s mother Roseanne said her family has been on an “emotional rollercoaster”.
Last week, Saoirse underwent surgery to remove a tumour from her lung.
However, her mum said she is slowly but surely making progress.
Writing on her Instagram story, the mum said the past week has taken its toll on their family.
“It’s been a long worrying, emotional rollercoaster of a week, but Saoirse is continuing to show progress every day.”
“We are so grateful to all the staff in ICU, cardiothoracic, oncology, and physio for their love and care.”
Saoirse’s surgery took place last Tuesday.
After the surgery, her mum confirmed the operation went as planned.
“She is comfortable and recovering in ICU with SLUSH by her side,” she shared.
“This is the first of many steps on this difficult journey!”
“We are so happy and grateful to be sitting here beside her,” she added.
Her mum praised all of the team at Crumlin hospital for all they have done to help Saoirse.
She said she will forever be thankful to her daughter’s surgeon, as well as the amazing team at the hospital.
Earlier this month, Saoirse’s parents confirmed her cancer had returned.
The young girl’s doctors found a tumour in a rare position in her lung.
Her family said they were very frightened when the doctors told them about the operation.
We’re keeping Saoirse and her family in our thoughts during this heartbreaking time.