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IN People ON 28 Oct, 2016
Have you ever come across such people who have two birthdays. Analytically, there are one-in-a-billion children who possess two birthdays. What an exciting thing, right!
Well, we have stumbled upon one such lucky baby who has been born twice. This is how medical science never fails to amaze us, doesn't it?
Technically, the baby Lynlee Boemer has been 'born for the second time' after being removed from the mother's womb for a life-changing surgery and then sewn back in again. But what made doctors remove her from the womb at the first time? Here's the answer of it...
The mother from Texas had feared the worst to see the shocking results of ultrasound scanning.
The unborn baby had sacrococcygeal teratoma. This kind of tumor is found one in around 30-70,000 birth.
Termination of pregnancy or going for surgery to remove the baby and operate. In this kind of tumor both the fetus and tumor compete for blood. And so, the situation was critical but mother chose the latter option of surgery.
So, at 23 weeks and 5 days pregnancy, Dr. Cass performed the tumor-removing surgery. Few doctors slowed the heart rate of the baby and few others got involved in removing the tumor.
Despite doctors' quick process, the heart of Lynlee stopped working but doctors managed to make it working again by medicines. And the doctors successfully removed the tumor and sewed back the uterus reinserting the baby back in.
"It's kind of a miracle you're able to open the uterus like that and seal it all back and the whole thing works."
Margaret was asked to rest in bed for the rest of her pregnancy term and Lynlee was born for the second time.
"It was a relief to finally see her and see that she had made it through all the difficulty that she had and with her heart. After the open fetal surgery, her heart had time to heal while I was still pregnant with her, so she has no heart issues now and is just doing amazing."
Lynlee is now a thriving healthy toddler.
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