Parents left horrified when a birthmark on their baby daughter’s head exploded.
Emily Whittaker was reassured by doctors that the two birthmarks her baby girl was born with were harmless.
But by the time Isla was nine weeks old, the marks had tripled in size and the one on Isla’s head became infected and exploded, leaving a gaping wound underneath. They rushed her to hospital.
Baby Isla passed out with the pain and was treated with morphine, reports The Sun.
Emily, 26, from Manchester, said: “It’s been a nightmare. I was assured over and over that the birthmarks were harmless … and that we shouldn’t worry.
“But the one on her head erupted and we were petrified.
One day Isla began screaming hysterically — and Emily realised in horror that the birthmark had exploded and ulcerated — leaving a large circular wound in her baby’s head.
She said: “I had never seen anything like it. We rushed her to the emergency ward.
“Isla was screaming until she passed out with the pain. She was on morphine, but the doctors found the wound was infected.
“She had to have three different lots of antibiotics in five weeks but she was still in so much pain.”
She will need ongoing treatment into the future and possibly plastic surgery.
Emily said: “It has been a whirlwind. I would never have believed that this could happen from a tiny little birthmark.
“My priority now is to get her well again, so she can start enjoying life.
“The doctors and surgeons have been fantastic, but if this had been picked up sooner, it might never have happened.”
We hope little Isla makes a speedy recovery x
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