Baby born with part of his brain on his nose

Baby born with part of his brain on his nose
Published: 2015 December 16 08:32:00 (9282 Views)
A 22-year-old mum-of-two whose baby was born with a rare condition where his brain grew into his nose has spoken out against the people who call him 'ugly'.

Ollie Trezise was born with encephalocele, a defect which causes the brain to grow through a hole in the skull, and has had to have several painful operations to allow him to breathe.

His proud mum, Amy Poole, has spoken out about her 21-month-old son's condition and says she doesn't 'want other kids to face the nasty comments that Ollie has'.

Amy said she is constantly bombarded with cruel comments from strangers calling Ollie 'ugly' and saying that he 'should never have been born'.

The full-time mum-of-two first discovered Ollie's condition at her 20-week scan where doctors told her he had some soft tissue growing on his face, but didn't know exactly how it would develop.

When she gave birth to him in February 2014 at Cardiff University Hospital, she was shocked when she saw the unexpected growth on Ollie's face.



In November 2014, he was forced to undergo a two-hour operation to open up his nasal passage so that he could breathe.

Amy, who has since split with her partner, said: 'I was so scared to let Ollie undergo such major surgery. He was so fragile, and I couldn't bear the thought of losing him.

Doctors at Birmingham Children's Hospital had to cut open Ollie's skull to remove the excess sac of brain fluid and rebuild his nose.

Ollie has now fully recovered and enjoys playing with his four-year-old sister, Annabelle.

Amy hopes that he won't be bullied at school when he grows up.

Ollie will need to undergo further surgery in the future, but doctors are waiting to see how his skull develops before performing any more intensive surgery.



Source - Metro

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