I GAVE BIRTH TO THE SAME BABY TWICE!
Woman Gave Birth to Baby TWICE After Doctors Discovered Shocking Image in Ultrasound
Some birth stories are so incredible, they make rounds on the Internet years after they happen. Take Keri McCartney and her husband's fifth child, for instance. The pair were all too excited to find out the sex of their baby at a 23-week ultrasound appointment in 2008. But what was supposed to be a routine exam turned into a complete nightmare.
Doctors at a Texas obstetrician's office found a massive tumor the size of a grapefruit growing on the baby girl while inspecting the ultrasound. The tumor was "full of blood vessels that were taking blood away from the baby, making the mass very deadly," according toAOL.
What's even more terrifying is that this only happens in about one in 35,000 births, making the situation extremely rare. Even McCartney's doctors had never seen something like this. But the consensus was that the tumor needed to be fully removed for their baby to haveanychance at life. As it stood, her daughter only had a 10% chance at surviving. Their only hope was a risky surgery that's rarely performed.
So McCartney headed to the Texas Children's Hospital to go under the knife in an attempt to save her baby girl. On February 28, 2008, Doctors "cut into McCartney's abdomen, pull out her entire uterus and half of the baby's body – all without rupturing the placenta," according toAOL.
After they removed most of the tumor during the 4-hour procedure, doctors carefully put the 25-week-old baby back in her mother's womb. Their little girl, Macie Hope McCartney, was brought into the world again ten weeks later at 6 lb, 1 oz.
Now, Macie is seven years old, and there's no indication of the life-threatening experience she had when she was a child except for a small scar on her tailbone.
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