“They told me that type of tumor can grow so fast,” Tammy said. “I was like, ‘there has to be a way to save her.'”
It turns out, there was but it was very risky.
Tammy asked her OB/GYN if there was a way that surgery could be performed on her baby in utero to remove the tumor.
Tammy was referred to Dr. Ruben Quintero, director of the Fetal Therapy Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Two weeks later, Dr. Quintero and his team performed the surgery to remove the tumor using an endoscope. It was a procedure that was never carried out before, but Tammy believed in miracles.
It’s a good thing she did.
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