Parents at Doctor's to Learn Baby's Sex, Instead Get News They Never Imagined

Ben and Alyssa Reidhead thought they were going to a typical doctor's appointment to check on their pregnancy. This was supposed to be the day that they found out what sex the baby would be, but instead, they found out that their son was growing with his brain outside of his skull.

Doctors projected that the infant would only live for a few minutes or would die during birth. The family had started to plan a funeral.

"We picked out a casket and we picked out what we were going to do," Alyssa Reidhead said, according to Fox 13 Now.

Her husband said he was "Almost scared of having the baby come not because we didn’t want him to come but just because we were afraid of losing him."

Yet when their child was delivered by C-section, he defied all odds at Primary Children’s Hospital. The child isn’t hooked up to any machines, is breathing fine, lifting his head and moving around.

“He’s pretty much acting like a completely normal baby,” said Alyssa Reidhead.

The infant, named Will, was diagnosed with cutis aplasia and is missing the back of his skill. When he was born, his skull was only protected by a thin membrane layer. Doctors are currently trying to figure out the best option for Will in the future.

Source: Fox 13 Now
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