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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Baby girl born with massive adult-sized tongue smiles for first time after life-changing surgery (photos)

A toddler, Paisley Morrison-Johnson, who suffered from a rare condition which made her tongue to grow more than twice the size of her mouth has had a surgical procedure to correct the condition, and for the first time smiled after the surgery.

The condition was so bad that even after surgeons cut away some part of the tongue, it still grew back and covered her mouth.


Doctors diagnosed Paisley as being born with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) – an overgrowth disorder that affects one in every 11,000 births worldwide.

Because of Little Paisley's bad condition, she needed a breathing apparatus for the first week of her life to stop her from choking to death. and ad to be fed with a gastronomy-tube until she was six-months-old - because she couldn't eat normally and needed vital nutrients to keep her alive.

Her parents Madison Kienow, 21, and Shannon Morrison-Johnson, 23, from Aberdeen in South Dakota, USA, paid for her second tongue reduction surgery which had more than six inches of muscle removed after hoping in vain that their daughter's mouth would grow to accommodate her overgrown tongue .

 Madison, a student, said:
"Her tongue filled up her whole mouth, it was very thick and protruding out of her mouth. It looked she had an adult's size tongue inside the mouth of a baby. Her tongue was constantly sticking out, she was always chewing on her tongue because it took up so much room in her mouth. 
When she was born, it was so enlarged that doctors worried it was going to affect her airways and cause her to suffocate. Doctors told us she had one of the largest tongues they had ever seen and that the sooner she had reduction surgery the better. But after her first surgery it looked like her tongue had grown back to its original size and was really bothering us. During her second reduction surgery a massive amount of her tongue was removed and thankfully now it goes completely into her mouth.  
Since recovering she smiled for the very first time, I couldn't believe it and was shocked by how beautiful my little girl looked. Being able to see her smile is absolutely huge for us and now she's not even having difficulties eating which is a massive relief. She's like a completely new baby - her facial features look different, she smiles a lot and she has even getting close to saying her first words. She couldn't even make the sounds to say words like 'mama' and 'dada' before because of the size of her tongue so this feels like a massive achievement." 
Because her tongue protruded out of her mouth and constantly stuck out it always looked like she was making silly faces. Quite often, strangers would stare at her and some would make comments. They would always ask me why she looked so different and why she had such a huge tongue."
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Source: Mirror

37 comments:

Vivian Reginalds said...

awww
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

livingstone chibuike said...

Chooiii

Bonita Bislam said...

Omigosh! Things are happening in this life. Thank God for the advancement in science

Alloy Chikezie said...

Thank goodness. Such a cute smile.

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vinna saviour said...

Eyaaa thank God for her life

ike manuel said...

Omg!... Thank God for her life tho

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

Na wa o.. all these defects will be making one to be scared of ever getting pregnant.


Long Live LIB

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Awwww! Thank God for her life, she looks so adorable after the surgery.



. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Saphire Muna said...

Oh God my father, nothing person no go read, see and hear in this world.... I pray complete healing... Amen













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OSINANL said...

HMMMM.... THANK GOD FOR SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

God have mercies

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Thank God she is fine now

Anonymous said...

Wow so weird! God bless this child, amen.

Wilson Powex said...

Oh Jehovah...so many strange fate...Chukwu o'dinma

na wa for wire road

Augustina Osiegbu said...

Wow!1 thank God for the successful surgery

evy claret said...

Jesus! What is this? Innocent baby

Eva Da Diva...

Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyahhh....tnk God it was successful

onyenama nonye said...

God is good. God bless d doctors

Arsenal said...

My hat off for surgeons.

Odibe Blessing said...

Nawa ooo this is a really tongue-out,nothing I no go see for this life.

christie benjamin said...

It's so cute to see ha smile!

Bertila Clu said...

Hmmmm.....na waoooooo, God av mercy!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Awwwwwwww! God is awesome. Linda take note!

Abby Herbert said...

the baby's smile is breathless... awwww. Thank God. cute baby.

Olaaliu said...

HalleluyahπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

CHAII LOVELY








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Anonymous said...

Glory to Jesus

Cynthia Chinwe said...

Good job...God used his experts to perform this miracle...

kelvin zack said...

Too much tongue sticking out selfie by the mum... I guess it resulted to dat..

Mathilda said...

God is faithful

SisterSledge said...

Thank you Jesus for having kids without deformity or conditions. May your name be praised forever and heal those with all kinds of conditions in Jesus christ name

Chukwuemeka Okoro said...

Awww! What a cute little baby.

Chapter One said...

Poor baby :(

Anonymous said...

You lack common sense you know

Omowunmi Adeyeye said...

Thank God it was successful...

sholetoga said...

God is great. Infact thank God for science

Unknown said...

God is wonderful.

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