A baby with a rare brain disease developed "horns" after the operation.
Clyne Solano, 22 months old, suffered from hydranencephaly when she was in the womb, so her brain did not fully develop.
When he was born in the Philippines in January 2017, his mother saw small cracks in his skull.
The surgeons operated on Clyne in March 2018 to relieve the swelling of his brain and the operation was a success. But later his skull sank into the hollows of his head where brain tissue was missing. Since then, horn-shaped ridges have become more and more visible.
Clyne Solano needs a reconstructive operation to find a normal shape of her head.
But his mother, Justine, is afraid to do another operation because she fears that he is not strong enough to survive.
Justine, a single mother, said, "I do not want to go any further because I'm afraid my baby is not strong enough yet." That's why I found it hard to make a decision, if we do not. , his head will remain that the rest of his life. "
"Some say his head resembles devil's horns, but there is no doubt that he is an angel, it breaks my heart to see him suffer."
Recently, he underwent surgery to replace the tube in his airways so that he breathed on his own.
Hydanencephaly is caused by the fact that the left and right hemispheres of the brain do not develop in the uterus and it is incurable.
Most children born with this serious disease die within a few months, but Clyne struggles to survive.
"We have sold almost everything we have to have enough money for the operation, but even after the operation we have to go back to the hospital regularly, I'm sad to see that my baby is suffering so badly, that if I only get in place I could do it immediately, "continued his mother.
"We will keep on fighting as long as Clyne can, and when he has no strength, we'll be there for him." We've heard stories about babies with hydranencephaly who have gone through adolescence, Clyne is strong, so I know he's it's possible. "
Babies with hydranencephaly have limited brain development and may also experience epileptic seizures, growth retardation, respiratory and digestive problems, difficulty in regulating body temperature, vision problems and intellectual disability.
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