Mother Notices Her Baby Blowing A Bubble In The Ultrasound - Doctors Reveal The Devastating Truth

A distressed mother was worried about her unborn child when doctors found a mass growing out of the baby's mouth. The tumor was nearly the size of the baby's head, and growing at an alarming rate. Doctors offered her one ray of hope: in utero surgery.

Tammy Gonzalez looked at her sonogram and thought her baby was blowing a bubble. Unfortunately, what looked like a bubble was actually a teratoma tumor the size of a peach growing out of her unborn daughter's soft palate.

At 17 weeks, pregnant, doctors offered little hope. The tumor was growing faster than the baby. They asked her if she wanted to terminate the pregnancy, or wait for a miscarriage.

"There must be something we can do," Gonzalez pleaded with doctors, and they came up with a third option: removing the tumor in the womb with endoscopic surgery. It was risky-- a long shot-- but at least it was a chance.

"I said, 'I want to do this'," Gonzalez recalled. "Let's do this."

Through a quarter-inch incision on her belly and in the amniotic sac, Dr. Ruben Quintero inserted a camera so he could have a close-up look at the baby and tumor. He then cut the tumor off at the stem.

As the tumor fell off and floated away from her baby, Gonzalez, watching on the monitor, said, "It was like a 500-ton weight lifted off of me."

Leyna was born healthy, and is now a sassy, energetic toddler. The only thing that remains of the entire ordeal is a tiny scar on the roof of her mouth. "She talks; she drinks. She is my little miracle child."

Source: ABC News
Photo: Jackson Memorial Hospital/ABC News

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