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A funny baby of a young couple survives the pioneering operations of the spine



A British couple who traveled to Germany so that their unborn child could have pioneering spine surgery in the uterus, welcoming a healthy little girl.

Georgia, Axford, 19, and Tyler Kelly at the age of 21 signed a loan of £ 9,000, so in Germany, Piper-Kohl was not abroad.

Parents found that their daughter had a spina bifida, a spine gap, at 20 weeks of control.

This condition causes weakness or paralysis in the lower limbs, which is dependent on crutches for patients and, in difficult cases, leaves patients on a wheelchair.

Piper was born prematurely in 30 weeks and four days – she gave her the same birthday as her surgeon Professor Thomas Kohl who performed the surgery and was named.

They will not know how successful surgery was before Piper walks in, but doctors do not see any signs of paralysis right now.

Pride mother of Georgia said, "Wire was covered when she was first born, but it was just the best feeling she saw. She was so tiny.

"When you were born for the first time, you could really see her on your spine, and you really wonder how unbelievable it was to drive, and I just love being a mother.

"We named Piper after the surgeon's thanks for everything he did, and I would sincerely recommend surgery to anyone who is a similar ship to us.

"At that time, it was a bit frightening and (there was) a lot of money, but it was quite an option, and I'm so happy she's here."

Georgia and Tyler were offered treatment at the NHS, but it was said that the surgery would be performed by a surgeon who had never done so.

The couple raced to get £ 9,000 ($ 16,000) and traveled to Germany 570 miles for a complicated operation that must be done 26 weeks ago.

During a three-hour surgery on June 13, surgeons added a 3.5 cm collagen patch, commonly used to treat burn victims, over Piper's spine.

It covered the exposed nerves and should repair the development of the cognitive and lower limbs to prevent paralysis.

Piper was not owed until October 2, but Georgia went to early work and got to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where doctors on July 28 made an emergency C-section.

Piper was born nine weeks earlier at 9:31 am, weighing only 1.64kg.

The girl spent the next two months in intensive care before she left home with her parents.

Georgia recalled: "I woke up at about 23:00 and I just thought it was pain back, so she went back to bed, but at 12.30 I had full blown contractions.

"Tyler took me to the hospital and he was great because he was really calm.

"It was strange because we had a scan that day and she was in her chest." She looked at him, probably, ready to go.

"I could not hold her until evening tonight because the sisters said I needed a rest.

"We will not know if the operation works completely until it starts walking, but it looks good right now.

"She'll be able to sit alone in a few months to help show if it works."

The proud dad Tyler added: "We were a little nervous when Georgia went to work, but Piper was actually much bigger than we expected.

"When she was first born, a small open red blow was out of operation.

"After we took her home, we felt like a regular parent, before we had all the sisters around us so we did not feel alone.

"Professor Thomas Kohl is an amazing guy and we wanted to name Pipera, and he was born on birthdays, so everything just fell into place.

"We are still in touch with him and we keep him on Piper's progress. We'd like to take Piper to Germany to meet him."

Georgia and Tyler have set up a fundraising page to help pay the loan they have received for the operation. Here you can donate.

This article originally appeared in the sun and was reproduced with permission.


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