A child with a rare brain disease developed "horns" after surgery.
Clyne Solano, aged 22 months, suffered from hydranencephaly when she was in the womb, which prevented her brain from developing fully.
When he was born January 2017 in the Philippines, his mother noticed small cracks in the skull.
The surgeons operated on Cline in March 2018 to facilitate brain swelling and surgery was successful. But later, his skull crashed into the void of the head, where brain tissue is missing. Since then, horn-shaped horns have become more visible.
Clyne Solano needs reconstructive surgery to find the normal shape of the head.
But his mother, Justine, is afraid to do another surgery because she fears she is not strong enough to survive.
Justine, a single lady, said: "For now, I do not want to continue, because I'm afraid my child is not strong enough. That's why I made a difficult decision. If we do not, his head will remain for the rest of his life."
"Some say that his head looks like a devil's horn, but for us there is no doubt that he is an angel. He breaks my heart to see him suffer."
He recently performed an operation to change the tubes in his airway that allows him to breathe by himself.
Hydanencephaly is caused by the fact that the left and right hemispheres of the brain do not develop in the uterus and are incurable.
Most infants born with this serious illness die a few months later, and Clyne tries to survive.
"We sold almost everything we have to have enough money for the operation, but even after the operation, we have to return to the hospital regularly. I sadly see that my child suffers if I can change places only with him, I would do it right away" his mother continued.
"We will continue to fight until Clyne is able and when there is no power, we will be there for him. We have heard stories about babies with hydranencephaly that have been through adolescence; Clyne is strong, so I know he can do it."
Infants with Hydranencephaly have limited brain development and can also have epileptic seizures, developmental disorders, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, difficulty in regulating body temperature, vision problems, and mental disorders.
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