Two babies get out of death when they were wrapped in cling film by the doctors after both were born with their intestines outside their body.
They both would have the same rare birth defect known as “gastroschisis”.
Gastroschisis only affects 1 in every 3,000 babies…!!
But mother Krystle Giles from Glastonbury, Somerset had two babies with the condition which were born eight years apart.
Doctors told the 26-year-old Krystle Giles that the chances of her baby Petal being born with Gastroschisis as brother Owen were too much slim and they had never seen it before like this..!!.
Both the babies had to be wrapped in thick life-saving “cling film” to hold their organs inside before their life-saving operations.
Krystle’s nephew Kyle was born also with the same condition in the year 2000…!!
Krystle Giles first learned about this unusual birth defect when her nephew Kyle was born, after which he was kept in hospital for more than a two weeks.
Eight years later, while pregnant with Owen, Krystle was shocked to know at the 16-week scan that her son also had the rare condition.
This disorder normally occurs when the intestines don’t move into the fetus’ abdomen and grow outside the body….!!
This is due to the abdominal wall which does not completely form.
The Doctors wrapped the baby in cling-film in order to keep the heat in, retain vital fluids and his organs close to his body, when he was born on June 10, 2008.
Doctors rushed baby Petal to an operating theater at Bristol’s St Michael’s Hospital when she was just a few hours old, for the operation.
Warehouse worker Krystle said:
Baby Petal was kept in hospital for about a month before joining siblings Angel (10) and Owen (8) at home.
The proud mom said:
Speaking of her brave nephew and children, Krystle Giles said: