Heartbreaking Choice. Mother Decided To Amputate Her Daughter's Leg So That She Could Have A Normal Life
October 2, 2018 11:02 By Fabiosa
The 31-year-old British mother, Samera Tomlinson, had to make an extremely difficult decision. She let the doctors amputate her 3-year-old daughter's leg. And all because of the fact that the girl named Marnie suffers from type 1 neurofibromatosis. Her mother says that this operation will help the child to live a normal life.
Neurofibromatosis type I is the most common hereditary disease, predisposing to the appearance of tumors in humans. The girl also has pseudoarthrosis of her left leg. Her bones are very fragile and cannot fuse without medical intervention.
When Marnie was 1 year and 10 months old, she underwent a surgery. But the implant, which was inserted into her leg, was rejected by the girl's body. If you do another similar operation, then there is only 20%, that everything will go as it should. The mother does not want her daughter to go through it again.
The girl's mom says that she lost many joys of life because of illness. For example, Marnie wanted to jump on the trampoline on her birthday, but her health did not allow it. Therefore, following the doctors' advice, Samera let them amputate her sick leg. After that, the baby will get a prosthesis and will be able to return to an active life. Mrs. Tomlinson shares her feelings on such a tough decision:
We have weighed up the pros and cons with other surgeries and the amputation is the best thing for her in our eyes. It's not nice to know we have to make such a big decision for her at this age and she has to go through it all. But we have doubted her more than we should. Every time we have thought she wouldn't be able to do something she has overcome it.
The operation is scheduled for October 11. Some of the money for the family has been raised by volunteers. By the way, the woman is also engaged in charity. For example, she donates her hair to wigs for cancer patients.
We keep our fingers crossed for little Marnie. Let the operation go well, and we wish the little angel fast and complete recovery!