This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

A baby from Aberdeen in South Dakota - Paisley Morrison-Johnson - was born with a rare genetic condition that saw the baby come out of the womb with a tongue the size of an adult's.

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

The condition is not only rare but also dangerous. She had to be assisted with her breathing for some time after she was born to prevent her from choking.

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

Luckily there was treatment available for her: doctors cut half her tongue off. Now this tot can eat, smile and be a happy baby as she should be.The condition is called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and only one in 14,000 children are born with it.

She also had to be fed through a tube in her stomach until she was six months old. The first procedure she underwent was unsuccessful because Paisley's reducted tongue muscles grew back, but now she is doing well.

She is now 16 months old and is starting to enunciate the beginning words of her speech.Her parents, Parents Madison Kienow (21) and Shannon Morrison-Johnson (23) are thrilled that she is doing better and that doctors had a solution to the problem.

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

Ms Kienow - a medical student herself - says that the first time she and her partner were overwhelmed when they saw their child smile for the first time.

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

This Baby Could Have Choked To Death On Her Own Tongue, But WATCH What Happened Instead

It seems that many months of stress and worry are over for these two parents.

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