Medical Mystery: Baby is born twice at Texas Hospital by a Nigerian Surgeon
DR OKEY EKEMEZIE
“…Nicodemus said unto Jesus, can a man(baby) enter into his mother’s womb the second time and be born”..John 3:4
Such a news headline make one wonder if science is developing new ways to solve mysteries and puzzles and also explain some certain part of scriptures better for us.
And this surgery was performed by a Nigerian Paediatric Surgeon, Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye who is also Co-director at Texas Children fetal Center.
When Margaret Boemer went for her 16 week ultra-sound pregnancy check-up, she was told that her baby had a rare condition and would require surgery if she were to survive.
“LynLee didn’t have much of a chance you have a 50/50 chance of making it and the tumour was so big. I was coming for regular checkups and by the time at 23 weeks the tumour was shutting her heart down and causing her to go into cardiac failure,” Boemer said.
“So it was a choice of allowing the tumour to take over her body or giving her a chance at life and so that’s what we chose was to give her a chance,” Boemer said.
At 23 weeks pregnant, Boemer had her baby surgically removed from her womb and the tumour taken out. The baby was then returned to her mother’s womb and Boemer remained on bed rest for 12 weeks, before delivering her baby via C-section at week 36, a full term.
Upon birth the baby, LynLee, was whisked away and examined by the doctors at the hospital. She was deemed healthy and was placed in the nursery with the other newborns.
At eight days old LynLee had another minor surgery to remove the bits of tumour that could not be reached earlier.
This is one of the wowww moments of the medical science world and to be performed by a Nigeria is just out of this world.
I remember seeing something similar in Shonda Rhymes “Gray Anatomy” and it was said that only 5 surgeons in the world can perform such act…so thumbs up our own Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye. You make us all so proud.