Doctors Tell Mom Her Baby’s Fine, But Mom’s Intuition Saved His Life.
For most new parents, the experience of going through labor is the most stressful part of the ordeal. After that's over, you're allowed to take your baby home and begin the business of raising them to be the happiest, healthiest little tykes that they can be.
But some parents aren't so lucky. For them, taking their baby home can turn into a nightmare when they realize that maybe their little one isn't as healthy as they originally thought. That's exactly what happened to this family, and what the newborn's mom did to help is nothing short of amazing.
Below, we meet the Tigues and their newest addition, Brodie. Though Brodie seemed normal when he arrived in the world, things ultimately took a turn for the worse when his family learned he had an incredibly serious condition. Don't worry, this one has a happy ending: Through the power of family love and modern medicine, something amazing happened. Read Brodie's inspiring story below.
In May 2015, Traci Tigue gave birth to her second child.
She named the little boy Brodie Doctors told her everything was normal and she went home, unaware of what was going to come next.
At first, everything seemed normal.
Here he is, pictured at just one week old.
But soon after, Brodie developed yellow in the whites of his eyes, and his skin looked jaundiced, too.
At first, the doctors told her it was normal but she went for a second opinion. Three months later, Brodie was diagnosed with biliary artresia, a condition of the liver.
This condition causes all kinds of problems.
And for someone as young as Brodie, it was absolutely life-threatening.
Traci knew she had to do something to help him.
It was then that Traci made the decision to donate part of her liver to her child. The family started a GoFundMe page for the medical bills and sold shirts that said "Brodie's Good Vibe Tribe."
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