Maria has only 3 years to live, however, she is already facing a difficult battle for survival. She and her sister were born in the belly, which is two Siamese twin. After the separation surgery, Maria developed several complications and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Hydrocephalus and heart failure. Her family is currently seeking treatment in Paraguay to improve the young girl’s neurological function.
She was born in Belo Horizonte, Desi Viana de Sa Prado, mother of twinsShe went through a difficult journey to realize the dream of motherhood. Before pregnancy, she was diagnosed with Benign tumor in the right ovary. A week after the diagnosis, she removed this organ and the right tube. However, doctors warned her that her other ovary also contained some cysts, which would have to be removed in the future. At that time, the miner began treatment with medications to see if her condition improved.
After surgery to remove her right ovary, Daisy says grow up who is still suffering from an infection in the hospital and has received the hard news that she cannot have children. However, life surprised her! She and her husband, Guilherme de Oliveira Prado, 30, discovered that they would be the parents of not just one, but two children.
It was then that the struggle of the spouses began. The two discovered that their daughters were conjoined twins and have since been through several doctors before actually reaching a specialist who accepts monitoring for high-risk pregnancies. “Until I found the right doctor, I was between four and five months old,” Daisy says.
During pregnancy, the woman from Minas got complete bed rest and said she would give birth at 32 weeks. Between 27 and 28 weeks, the mother began to feel contractions He had to be hospitalized. The doctors’ intent was to prolong the pregnancy and give the medicine to the children as they grew. Daisy gave birth with 29 weeks On September 8, 2019 after a very complicated delivery. The Minas Gerais woman recalls: “The doctor called a doctor who had given birth to conjoined twins, and he came and gave birth to my child and spoke to me.”
When the girls were born, they went straight to the intensive care unit (ICU) and Daisy couldn’t see them. At the time, the doctors’ intention was to perform separation surgery only after the children recovered and gained more weight. However, Maria’s condition worsened and plans changed. “On the third day of their lives, Maria was very unstable and began to pump a lot of blood for Melina,” the mother explains.
After the separation surgery, little Melina was stable, but her sister was very ill and still spent 40 minutes on the operating table after her sister was released. “She couldn’t adjust well after her separation from her sister,” her mother said. “When they let me go up, I cried a lot. I didn’t see them stuck together, only when they broke up,” says the miner.
After the operation, the doctors followed the development of the girls. The youngsters did not develop any intestinal infections, which the doctors feared, however, the children had to face difficult conditions during their stay in the hospital. Melina spent two months in the intensive care unit and developed a brain haemorrhage, respiratory and lung problems. Fortunately, with time, Melina was recovering and reacting well to treatment.
Maria’s situation was completely different. After the surgery, she developed kidney failure, general infection, and bleeding. At first, Daisy says her daughter didn’t have a neurological disorder, but the baby did Meningitis hospitalized and later diagnosed with hydrocephalus. During that time, she underwent 33 surgeries.
After living in the hospital for about a year, Maria returned home. They said there was nothing else to do [no hospital] And it’s better for her to stay at home. When she came, I was so happy! At that time, Maria’s condition was still very serious and she was being treated with a team of professionals, including speech therapists and occupational therapists. Over time, she responded well to cover Maria’s costs, the family organized a crowdfunding fund and was able to collect An amount for the youngster to undergo treatment with cannabidiol.
In December of last year, Daisy received another very difficult news, that her daughter’s heart function was very poor. During all these three years, the woman from Minas has been fighting to provide all kinds of treatment for her daughter. One of them is to restore brain function using stem cells. For this, family collect money Took her daughter for stem cell therapy in Paraguay.
Despite the challenges, Daisy assures that motherhood has made her very happy. “Never give in to your children, and never let yourself be defeated by the diagnosis and challenges life presents you today, motherhood has its challenges but we can go through it in a calm way,” she says. “I am so happy to have had the opportunity to be a mother to two special children,” she adds.
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