The last time Mii Teuru-Bates set eyes on her daughter was just weeks after she was born.
After three decades of perfect sight, the mother-of-10 went blind within a fortnight of giving birth to her little girl, Riteria, and tonight told The Project how painful the intervening four years have been.
“I can’t see anything now. It is black and white. Black is like darkness, no little dots of light,” she said.
Within a day of being discharged from the Rockingham Hospital in Western Australia, Mii knew something was wrong.
Despite 30 degree heat and three blankets, she was "freezing". But when she returned the hospital staff simply gave her painkillers and sent her home.
After a week, with symptoms worsening, Mii was rushed to Perth Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and into intensive care where it is alleged a piece of her placenta was found inside her, causing her to become critically ill.
It's believed the resulting infection may have cost her her sight.