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This miracle baby was born twice.

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When Margaret Boemer went in for her routine 16-week ultrasound she was shocked by what doctors saw on the screen.

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Her third child, a girl, had a tumour, a sacrococcygeal teratoma. This rare tumour develops before birth and grows from a baby’s tailbone.

Margaret Boemer, from Texas in the US told CNN that the diagnosis was a shock.

“They saw something on the scan, and the doctor came in and told us that there was something seriously wrong with our baby and that she had a sacrococcygeal teratoma,” Boemer said.

“And it was very shocking and scary, because we didn’t know what that long word meant or what diagnosis that would bring.”
The tumour is more common in girls than boys and is relatively rare, occurring in only one out of every 35,000 births.

maraget-5-600x315At first the advice wasn’t what Margaret and her husband had hoped for, they were told to terminate their baby, but a consultation with Dr Darrell Cass, co-director of Texas Children’s Fetal Center brought a different option.

They could remove the baby and operate. Essentially Margaret would give birth at 23 weeks, and then if all goes well the baby would be returned to her uterus and Margaret would continue her pregnancy.

Margaret was told she didn’t have many other choices as the tumour was trying to grow by sucking blood flow from the baby, blood needed from the baby to survive.

“In some instances, the tumour wins and the heart just can’t keep up and the heart goes into failure and the baby dies,” said Dr Cass.

Margaret told CNN: “At 23 weeks, the tumour was shutting her heart down and causing her to go into cardiac failure, so it was a choice of allowing the tumour to take over her body or giving her a chance at life.

“It was an easy decision for us: We wanted to give her life.”

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The baby girl, named Lynlee Hope, was then placed back inside and she was sealed away for another 12 weeks before she was re-born by C-section.

After she was born, there was one more obstacle to overcome, the baby needed another surgery to remove some left over tumour that the surgeons could not remove.

“At eight days old, she had more surgery, and they were able to remove the rest of the tumour,” Margaret told CNN.

She recovered in the ICU and several weeks later, LynLee was allowed to go home.

Her surgeons said that she has recovered well.

“Baby Boemer is still an infant but is doing beautiful,” Dr Cass said.

It’s been a long journey for the family, with two births for Lynlee, but with this happy ending she truly is a medical miracle.

 

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Farhan Akhtar finally puts an end to the rumours about Don 3

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New Delhi: The third instalment of 2006’s ‘Don’ starring Shah Rukh Khan, has been making rounds for the speculations on its star cast. The Farhan Akhtar‘s directorial was a remake of 1978’s ‘Don’, featuring Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role.

Several media reports stated that Farhan himself will act in the film and essay the role of a cop. However, earlier today, Farhan has put an end to the speculations.

The ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ actor tweeted, “Request those who conjure up news about #Don3 without any fact checking to please refrain”. Furthermore, he urged those people to not mislead the fans of the franchise and wrote, “It is not fair to raise expectations of the film’s fanbase via false news”.

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12-year-old kerala Boy becomes India’s ‘youngest father’

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A 12-year-old boy from Kerala became the youngest dad in India after he fathered a child with a 16-year-old.

The young mother gave birth to a baby girl a few months ago at a hospital in Ernakulam.

The children belong to Kochi, about 200 km from Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram.

Police said tests confirmed that he is the father of the two-month-old baby girl. The young mother is the boy’s first cousin and were neighbours.

NDTV said on Friday, adding that paternity tests showed the eight standard student could be India’s youngest dad.

The Hindu also reported that DNA tests have confirmed that the boy is indeed the biological father of the child.

Doctors believe that the boy could have a medical condition called “precocious puberty” which made him attain puberty at an earlier age which is why he is being believed to be the youngest father in India.

The girl had alleged that she had been raped by the boy following which a case has been registered against him, they said. However, when questioned, the boy blamed the girl for the relationship and hence a case has been registered against the young mother.

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Delhi-Based Couple’s Wedding Invite Is Going Viral..Here’s Why

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A Delhi-based couple has decided to invite people to their wedding with their hatke invitations and it’s going viral on Twitter.

Marriage is a union of two people, who begin a new lease of life by taking vows and making their way into a beautiful commitment! To celebrate the unison, an extravagant affair is planned that last for almost a week. And when it comes to Indian weddings, people sometimes go the extra mile to make their D-day memorable. A Delhi-based couple is the latest addition to the list, who decided to invite people to their wedding with their hatke invitations.

Twitter handle, @Stuprous_doctor, a short while ago tweeted the images of a trendy wedding invite, said to be that of Suresh Kumar and Vidhya Priyanka BD, and Twitterati just lost it. Molded in the form of an iPhone, allegedly created by Kumar’s cousin, the invites is generating a hype for its interesting design. In accordance to a BuzzFeed report, Kumar said that despite the fact that theirs was an arranged marriage, it was speedy to bloom into love and they wanted to publicize their big decision in a “weird, quirky way” to the world.

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