Triplets Born With A Rare Skull Condition Are Now Thriving Thanks To Record-Breaking Treatment
November 23, 2018 14:19 By Mambee
Micheal and Amy Howard were very excited to meet their adorable triplets. However, shortly after they were born, in October 2016, it was discovered that they each had a skull condition known as craniosynostosis.
The rare condition meant that one or more joints on the babies' skulls were fused prematurely. Hunter, Jackson, and Kaden underwent a minimally invasive endoscopic craniosynostosis procedure, which had never been done before.
According to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the premature fusion of the sutures in each baby's brain would have caused the growth of the skull to be restricted. As time went on, the children would have an abnormal head shape and the brain would have to deal with increased pressure.
If the condition was left untreated, it was highly possible that the children would suffer brain and vision injuries.
Craniosynostosis is not really an uncommon condition. However, the odds of a set of triplets getting it are extremely low.
After the successful surgeries, the kids were ready to go home with their parents in only a matter of days.
Today, the Howard triplets are doing just fine. They continue to thrive after making medical history and there did not seem to be any major medical problems in relation to their surgery.
The kids recently went for a checkup with their pediatric neurosurgeon, David A. Chesler, MD, Ph.D., who is an expert on craniosynostosis.
After a while, the triplets were able to take off the specially-designed helmets they had to wear for 23 hours a day for several months following the operation.
Dr. Chesler was pretty happy with the boys' progress. Now they are thriving, showing no signs of the condition they had before.
Hunter, Jackson, and Kaden defied odds and showed incredible recovery! They are three bundles of joy for the whole family, who inspire others not to give up to the life challenges.
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