A nine-month old, who was given just a 25 percent chance to live after doctors found that her organs were inside-out, is now functioning and alive with the help of cling film which the doctors used to protect the organs and keep them moist.
Amanda Smith, 29, was told that she should consider aborting her unborn child after a 11-week scan found the presence of a rare abdominal weakness.
AdvertisementThe child, Piper Smith, was both after 35 weeks with fully functioning organs but her bladder, intestine and liver were present outside the body and the doctors gave her just a 25-percent survival chance.
Amanda and her husband, Wayne, are now looking forward to a six-hour operation during which the doctors will attempt to put the organs back into Piper's body and stretch the muscle over her stomach. "The doctors offered me a termination, but I didn't feel I could have one - I wanted to give her a chance. And she has been a miracle. She is a little fighter", Amanda said.