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Quitslammindamndoors

Holy fucking shit… so just have to hop on and put this out there: When I was 20 wks pregnant we found out my son had spina Bifida and one of the main concerns with this condition is hydrocephalus! So at 24 WEEKS GESTATION (24 weeks old in my uterus still) doctors were able to slice me open, pull his butt/lower back out of me, proceed to stuff his spinal cord back into him and patch him up, THEN shove him back into me and I carried him until my c-section at 33 weeks pregnant. Just absolutely mind blowing that this picture is what kids had to endure and now they have this surgery that has an amazing success rate in reducing or eliminating this problem!


VagusNC

Just to add on to your comment to make sure there is no confusion. Hydrocephalus isn’t only caused by spina bifida. There are a number of potential causes. Happy things worked out for you and your baby! https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hydrocephalus/causes/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hydrocephalus/symptoms-causes/syc-20373604


tsukiii

Wow! I didn’t know spina bifida is treatable in this day and age. Medicine is wild.


lira-eve

It's actually preventable if you take enough folic acid before or at the very beginning of pregnancy.


St3phiroth

This is false and perpetuates the horrible practice of blaming the parents for disabilities. There are multiple different causes for Spina Bifida. Some are related to the mom's diet, but not all types are preventable.


tsukiii

That part I know. I didn’t know that there was anything you could do after the fact once the condition set in.


Skratti

Except for those damn vacccines meant to kill us Edit - I considered using /s but thought it would not be needed - Seems I was wrong


11214971557622

Yeah, polio ain’t that bad!!!!


Skratti

Exactly .. I dont even know anyone who has even had it


thebiggest123

because they're all vaccinated lol


Skratti

Ahh … now this all makes sense


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Gigatron_0

God had a beautiful plan for your baby and then you fucked it all up /s Just taking that whole conservative talking point all the way home to show how ridiculous it is


Quitslammindamndoors

No I completely agree! And then people had the audacity to thank sky daddy instead of the actual doctors and teams of people who made it happen.


Gigatron_0

I save a little praise for the unseen hand, but definitely give the lion's share to the doers. Thanks for sharing your wild story, hopefully the baby is doing wonderfully


Quitslammindamndoors

He is thank you!


Upper_Mulberry_2990

What does this mean exactly? Did someone actually live for a period of time with a head like that?


liminus81

No. Hydrocephaly is a condition where fluid builds up in the brain in utero, and as the skull forms it becomes larger than a normal skull. It's treatable with modern medical tech but back then was almost always fatal for both foetus and mother ☹️ This is a very extreme example of hydrocephaly


Upper_Mulberry_2990

Oh, sad. The eye and jaw looked adult size to me. I’m clearly not an expert in such things though.


liminus81

I regret not including anything in the pic for scale, it's a bit smaller than a bowling ball maybe?


JenkemFarmer

Crazy to think of child birth in early times, I wonder if the mother lived.


pete_68

No, the mother very probably would have died. She would have been unable to pass the baby and would have probably bled to death or died of infection.


Obvious-Painter-3595

It the mothers pelvis imprinted into the top of the skull?


Shelly_pop_72

I remember being in hospital once, and they wheeled someone ing with, what we used to call,water on the brain, his head looked triple the size of ours I never seen it before, and have not since, I was so shocked, and confused as to how he had survived for so long, if you take into account I am 50 now , an was about 22/23 back then.


itchybollix

Having said that, Mars Attacks is much more entertaining


Shelly_pop_72

Mars attacks was shit, to say the multiple actors involved, it was at best ok. Now I would have paid good money to see unedited behind screen footage! ![gif](giphy|13ea4eXuOuQsmY)


Aetherglow

Given that it says the skull was from a fetus, likely it died in utero but was delivered surgically because there was no other way to pass this kind of miscarriage at the time. Then it was probably donated to science after the fact


LatterNeighborhood58

Or probably the mother died too.


evilporing

I met someone once that had hydrocephaly, he was a bit younger than I am right now (I'm 27, he should've been around 21~23). He was living at a care facility for the ones with more necessity, and the institution kept afloat due to charities. His head was proportionally this big, and he simply couldn't walk right, had to be moved by wheelchair. While his mind developed, it was at a much reduced rate. He probably had the maturity of a 9~11 yo A pretty sad situation all around, but to the point: yes, there are people with heads like that


Upper_Mulberry_2990

I had no idea. That’s crazy.


epochpenors

You get superpowers, at minimum telepathy


GeneralChillMen

In case anyone is wondering, this is an extreme case. Source: I have hydrocephalus, wasn’t diagnosed until I was 13 and my head doesn’t look anything like that


liminus81

Yes it's a very extreme case. There were a whole bunch of hydrocephalic skulls in the museum and was the most extreme by a long way


Spazmer

There was a girl on the msn baby boards 15 years ago who was pregnant with a baby who was diagnosed with this around 14 weeks. It was so extreme and his head just kept filling up with fluid and growing. She was stressed (obviously) and would post the ultrasound photos, looking for support or maybe hope that someone else had experienced the same with positive results. Her progress was the last thing other people pregnant at the same stage should be following but I think so many of us couldn't look away. Eventually the fetus died before 20 weeks and she had to have a d&c. I have since experienced a missed miscarriage and spent a week knowing I was carrying around a dead fetus before my body realized and started the process to expel it (my choice, I was holding out hope the doctors were wrong.) I am so angry that there are legislators and people who support them who would now make that girl carry the baby dead around after weeks of trauma, unable to get it out.


jo-el-uh

I also experienced a missed miscarriage at 17 weeks gestation. However, I chose an abortion over having labor induced. I had already delivered one son via c-section after a failed induction, and I didn't want to face the possibility of going through that only to fail. Nor could I stand the possibility that the only child I might give actual birth to would be a dead one. My abortion was performed 2 days after we were given the news, 3 days after we had lost our baby. My heart breaks for any woman who has her options limited by legislators and voters who have never been in this position, and who do not understand how traumatizing and potentially deadly it can be. My doctor was very clear that we needed to move quickly, or I could risk sepsis, infertility, and death. Many states with restrictive abortion laws require that a woman be septic before they can intervene. Septic shock has a mortality rate of 40%. Between 750,000 and 1 million pregnancies end in miscarriage or still birth each year in the US. Not all of these require surgical intervention, though the numbers are significant enough to demonstrate how vast the impact of restrictive abortion law can be; particularly in the event of a nationwide ban. Abortion is Healthcare. I am deeply sorry for your loss and the girl whose story you shared. Thank you for sharing these stories with us. It's important now, more than ever, that we speak about our truth.


liminus81

Both your experiences sound absolutely horrid and traumatic, I'm so sorry you had to go through all of that 😔


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Donkeychuker

Ack Ack Ack!


Capt_Myke

\*grabs Slim Whitman album\*


thatmannyguy

This guy gets it


BowwwwBallll

r/ack


Wimiam1

You outta know by now


Tomarse

What are we doing tonight Brain?


Zeshicage85

Beat me to it.


groovyusername

every day I go on reddit and realize there is not a single original thought in my brain


Nealpatty

I’m surprised nobody mentioned anything about the mom. Poor thing probably didn’t make it.


Ylaaly

And died in horrible pain. Probably while being told not to make such a fuss.


Navy-Bean

This is the first thing I thought.


Alternative_Today_48

It has 🦷


liminus81

Yeah a foetus develops teeth quite early but they don't come through the gums until after birth


formernonhandwasher

Uhhhh ohhhh!!! Someone took out their camera and broke the rules. Shame on you! Just kidding. I couldn’t help myself. I did the same thing.


liminus81

Yeah I couldn't resist this one lol


Eeeeeelile

Big Brain


dwsam

“Same thing we do every day, Pinky”


Mert-O

Megamind


SevroAuShitTalker

Mars Attacks in the 1800s?


IkeaIsLegendary

Stewie Griffin?


[deleted]

Poor baby, but could you imagine the childbirth?


jharrisimages

![gif](giphy|vlnZpsko7bAuk)


mostly_browsing

Nope.


justabill71

Wait, is that not Peyton Manning?


derpn8r

aaaaaand now i wanna play xcom


neverbrokedidntbow

[https://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/](https://www.reddit.com/r/creepy/)


emileeavi

Looks like an alien skull


mattlore

Ack ack ack!!


woowoothepoopoo

Head like a fucking orange


hombrepistachio

He’ll be crying himself to sleep tonight on his huge pillow.


Deathnachos

Of course it’s Scottish.


liminus81

That jaw was just made for shortbread


the_don_lad

Don’t understand what this means, do u mean because Scotland is responsible for alot of medical advancements we take for granted?


Mladyreddit

Jesus Christ, I always see Scottish people roast others, thanks for letting me know they can't take what they dish out ..


the_don_lad

Mate it just doesn’t make sense… at all, not gonny laugh at shite


Mladyreddit

He's calling you aliens mate 👽💀🤣


the_don_lad

Shite patter then could be better


Deathnachos

It’s funny cause your profile pic looks just like the baby skull lmao


MindOfJigsaw

ACK ACK


Whitestride

This is what they mean when they say fivehead huh


Dark_Vulture83

Floats past using telekinesis, you both hear and feel a strange….Thwaaammm, as they float past.


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Ow


Running_Watauga

https://medizzy.com/feed/22468198 Still goes untreated in third world nations


misterghost2

Do you know what are we going to do today?


HoraneRave

Stewie?


colombo1326

That’s the star child


tenodiamonds

This reminds me of that rubber Johnny by aphex twin


SuperSaiyanSkeletor

Dan aykroyd wants to know your location


Justbrowsingredditts

Did mom survive the birth?


liminus81

The mother probably died from sepsis because the foetus died in her womb 😧


lordpoop69

Buy it use it break it fix it trash it change it mail upgrade it


CougarWriter74

I had a great uncle (my grandma's older brother) who was born with what I would assume was mild or moderate hydrocephaly but it worsened gradually. This was around 1910 and there weren't any options for my great grandparents 😞 and he passed away at age 5.


samattos

that's a bad one


No_Form1188

Martian Ambassador’s skull - MARS ATTACKS


HomieDaClown9

Good thing he didn’t take over the world


inkcolors

Wow.


AxTROUSRxMISSLE

Is that Crypto when he was a baby?


plan_with_stan

We are the aliens!


C1ashRkr

Let's force that birth.


mystic_hummus

Ayy Lmaooo


mariusmariuzi

I was there too they have a lot of disturbing things there but it was quiet interesting


Diligent_Career_3049

https://i.imgur.com/DimYwPT.jpg


SantiagoLamont

Greatful Dead baby


rcollinsmac

Mars Attacks Akkk,Akk,Akkk!


raff7

Nah.. definitely an alien


Sly_Peacekeeper

Reminds me of modok


Pickell-0

Skulls plotting sum. Megamind lookin ass, mean ass grin


truth_turtle

Holy fuck. I was born with hydrocephalus. So glad I was born in this time!


Camjoziboy

Megamind


Ernesto_Griffin

Well hello there!


YourFavoriteSausage

Poor thing.


Mikeybigblunts

“Ack! Ack! Ack!” – Martians


JaketheSnake319

Ancient alien experts agree. The Star child of Edinburgh is proof that aliens have been in Scotland since the 19th century.


RexManninng

Megamind.


Bgravv95

Stewie Griffin is that you?


robophile-ta

goddamn, imagine birthing that


classicpudge

This is my favourite museum I’ve been to so far! So many interesting specimens


supreme_glassez

Big brain


ThronedCelery

[What do you see there Johnny?](https://youtu.be/eRvfxWRi6qQ)


Majestic-Alfalfa-754

Ack ack


Duderpher

Calyrex


ceciliabee

My husband and I went to this museum on our honeymoon. It was so interesting and disturbing, and I think our jaws were on the ground the whole time. I liked the room full of different irregular organs. "baby look!! EYES !!"


timberwolf0122

Akk akk! Aaak!


pBr_R1ot

Dr. Zomboss


Paul-273

Brevis and Butthead.


Fickle_Mongoose3372

Mindblowing.


ChrisProfrock

That's just Morbo, everyone's favorite alien newscaster.


syedmoahmed

MOJO-JOJO


Green420Basturd

"Steal your face right off your head"


bright-knight

All humans are vermin in the eyes of Morbo


RagnarockInProgress

It’s Lactose the Intolerant!


Automatic-Minute6894

God Bless


yaboiBradyC

Bro thinks he's Megamind