Baby born twice at Texas Children's Hospital

Margaret Boemer's baby, LynLee, was taken out of her womb when she was pregnant for 23 weeks due to a tumor.

However, 12 weeks later, her baby was delivered via C-section.

According to Reuters via AsiaOne, Margaret found out that her baby had a rare condition during an ultra-sound pregnancy check up.

LynLee was only 16 weeks old and she would have needed surgery if she were to survive.

Margaret said, "LynLee didn't have much of a chance you have a 50/50 chance of making it and the tumour was so big. I was coming for regular checkups and by the time at 23 weeks the tumour was shutting her heart down and causing her to go into cardiac failure."

Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye, pediatric surgeon and co-director of Texas Children's Fetal Center and Dr. Darrell Cass, explained the surgery option, having performed one some 7 years ago after other doctors asked her to terminate the surgery. 

LynLee was also operated on when she was eight years old to remove bits of tumour that were previously not accessible.

LynLee was seen with her parents on Friday (Oct 21) nursing and being weighed on the pediatrics scale at the hospital.

"How exciting it is that she's made it through and not only made it through but done so well," Boemer said.

"It'll be exciting to see how she grows up and what she does," she added.

Lynlee recovered wonderfully in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and was able to go home just weeks after her surgery.

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