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This Baby Has The CUTEST Smile After Two Tongue Operations

When 16-month-year-old Paisley Morrison-Johnson was born, doctors were worried she would suffocate.

Paisley was born with an unusually large tongue, a symptom of overgrowth disorder.  Because of this, her tongue threatened to block her airways. 

Little Paisley was born with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome - an overgrowth disorder usually presented at birth characterised by an increased risk of childhood cancer and certain congenital features.

Paisley's tongue grew so large it could no longer fit in her mouth. She couldn't feed and had to have a gastronomy tube fitted because not enough food was getting to her stomach. 

At just one-year-old, her parents scheduled a tongue reduction surgery to help Paisley be more comfortable. Not long afterwards, the muscle grew back to almost its original size. 

Paisley parent's decided to try again, this time removing more than six inches of her tongue. They were overwhelmed with joy when they found out the second surgery had been successful. 

"Since recovering, she smiled for the very first time. I couldn’t believe it and was shocked by how beautiful my little girl looked," Paisley's mother Madison Kienow told Caters News Agency. "Now she’s not even having difficulties eating, which is a massive relief."

"She’s like a completely new baby — her facial features look different, she smiles a lot and she has even getting close to saying her first words," Kienow said. "We’re really confident about her future."

Keep smiling little Paisley, your smile is adorable! 

Source: Cosmopolitan


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