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Analee refuses to give up on baby daughter May Rose

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Analee refuses to give up on baby daughter May Rose thumbnailMoy mother Analee Gibney with her baby daughter, May Rose

THE mother of a baby born a rare condition has told how she is inspired by her daughter.

May Rose Gibney was born with a rare condition, known as Encephalocele, which means her brain is outside her skull.

Medical experts had told her mum, Analee Gibney, that nothing could be done to save her.

But five months the little girl has had 'last chance' 12 hour surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and has described her daughter as "fighting well" though he does acknowleddge "she is not out of the woods".

"Following the surgery last week, her heart rate kept dropping, her blood pressure was high and they found a clot on her brain," stated Analee.

"She was so bad on Wednesday that they didn't think she would make it through the night.

"It was a very, very big procedure and it was scary when the tme came, but they told me that if I didn't let it go ahead, then May Rose would pass away in a couple of months." May Rose's brain developed in a sac-like protrusion at the back of her head. The brave little toddler has rarely cried since she was born and rarely opens her eyes.

As well as the rare brain condition, May Rose has been plagued with infections, cardiac failure and blood clots on the brain.

However, despite the gravity of her condition, she keeps on amazing doctors who were convinced she would not survive birth and are "very pleased with her" following her surgery just over a week ago.

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