Her kind smile amazed everyone, they loved how balanced and happy the newborn was. Since the mothers felt everything, they soon realized that something was wrong with Emaline.
Maternal instincts never lie! Doctors, on the other hand, sometimes tend to wave anxious parents off in one go.
Emaline was born with a wide smile, considered by many to be adorable, but her mother felt this was not normal.
“The doctors said I was ridiculous that I kept ringing the alarm bell,” Vanessa said, while also discovering that her little girl’s twisted little fingers could indicate multiple sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇs.
It was only after they were discharged home from the hospital that it became clear much later that the mother’s worries were not in vain. Emaline has been diagnosed with Wɪʟʟɪᴀᴍs sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ (WS), which means the development of prenatal and postnatal growth problems.
In addition, the ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ involves varying degrees of ɪɴᴛᴇʟʟᴇᴄᴛᴜᴀʟ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ, low height, and strange facial expressions. The little girl was also diagnosed with ᴄᴇʟɪᴀᴄ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ, closely related to the sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ.
Vanessa was sʜᴏᴄᴋᴇᴅ by the news and felt unable to cope with the challenges ahead. In the end, however, she took strength.
“I have to go this route with Emmy, and I’m determined that whatever the future brings, I’ll just love her without any reservations,” her mother said.
After many ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs and consultations with a specialist, they still don’t know what the future holds, but Emmy’s mom hopes her daughter will get a job one day, go to college, and then get married later.
For now, however, they try to enjoy the present moments, have family dinners, snuggle up on the couch in the rain, and laugh at Emmy’s jokes.
“My daughter’s big and sincere smile no longer worries me. It’s a gift that instantly brightens the room and makes others smile right away,” Mom said.