The girl suffers from Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Little Paisley was born with a rare syndrome that led to excessive growth of her tongue, and the agony of this poor baby who could not completely close her mouth, has finally come to an end.
The girl from Aberdeen, a small town in the US state of South Dakota, now has 16 months and her problems began as soon as she came into the world, because she was born with a tongue of the size of an adult. The situation was very serious because Paisley due to the size of the language was in danger of being choked, so she was connected to the breathing apparatus in the first week of her life.
Due to the very unusual disorder, her tongue was twice of mouth. The first operation did not solve the problem, the tongue has continued to grow, and all of this was a result of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome of uncontrolled growth, which hits one of 11,000 newborns.
Size of her tongue shocked even doctors, who say that never in his career had not seen the baby with such tongue. Paisley had to feed through a tube for the first six months, because over the mouth she could not get enough food.
The parents Madison and Shannon were hoping that eventually her mouth will reach the size of tongue, but that did not happen. There was a second operation, in which surgically removed 15 centimeters of tongue, making it possible for a small Paisley for the first time in the life to laugh! Not only that, the girl will finally be able to clearly pronounce the first word.
– When she recovered from surgery Paisley smiled for the first time, I was shocked how much my baby is beautiful. Now it’s a completely different child, her facial expression is different and we cannot wait to say her first mom and dad words – said the happy mother.
Madison is happy and that passers-by will not be more amazed to see her daughter.
– Because her tongue constantly sticking out of his mouth, people often asked me why she had so large tongue.
Doctors are hoping that Paisley would not be required another operation, but will continue to monitor her status because this rare syndrome that can manifest itself in other ways.