Baby lays claim to two birthdays after she was born twice

Baby lays claim to two birthdays after she was born twice
Published: 2016 October 24 19:57:10 (7371 Views)
A baby was born twice after she was  taken out of the womb 12 weeks before she was born 'properly' for a life-saving operation when doctors found a tumour in her tailbone.

Baby Lynlee Boemer's mother, Margaret Boemer, was told that Lynlee would need treatment during her routine ultrasound, 16 weeks into her pregnancy.

They removed Lynlee, who weighed just 1lb 3oz, for 20 minutes during a five-hour operation before putting her back and sewing up Mrs Boemer's uterus.



Her heart was slowed right down and she was kept alive by a specialist while doctors removed the growth.

Twelve weeks later, almost at full term, Lynlee Hope was born through a caesarean section weighing 5lb 5oz.

At eight days old she needed another operation to remove small bits of tumour that were left over and that had started growing. But several weeks on, Lynlee has been allowed to go home.

Dr Darrell Cass said: '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.'



Source - Metro

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