Photos : Strange baby born in Alabama without a nose

April 3, 2015 1:17 pm
Beautiful Eli Thompson was born on March 4th in an hospital-
without a nose. Immediately he was born, Eli began breathing through his
mouth. Eli’s mother, Brandi McGlathery, said she knew immediately her
child was born that something wasn’t right.
“I
pulled back and said, ‘Something’s wrong! And the doctor
said, ‘No, he’s perfectly fine.’ Then I shouted, ‘He doesn’t have a
nose!'” She told Al.com
Now, she says he’s perfect the way he is. According to her, Eli was born
with a rare condition known as complete congenital arhinia. The
condition affects fewer than 40 other people around the world,
according to the
University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital …

According to what his mother said, Eli
will have to grow past puberty before his nasal passageways could be
rebuilt surgically. Until then, she said, she wants to
spare him any unnecessary facial surgeries. “We think he’s perfect the
way he is,” she said. “Until the day he wants to have a nose, we don’t
want to touch him. We have to take it day by day.” 

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