Baby Born With 2 Faces Needs a Miracle to Survive, Family Says
Little Gilang Andika's family can't afford proper medical care for the condition.
A family is praying for the miracle that will save their newborn son, who was born with two faces.
Little Gilang Andika, of Batam, Indonesia, was born in May.
He has one body, two arms, two legs and one head. But on his head are two, independently moving faces, and two brains.
Gilang also has hydrocephalus, which causes fluid to build up in his brain and can lead to long-term damage.
The months-old infant is a conjoined twin, according to doctors, but his parents had no idea of his condition before he was born.
"We had undergone an ultrasound and doctors had admitted that there was something strange about the baby as its head was big," his father, Mustafa Andika, told Caters News. "He was also in breech position. But we were not told exactly what was the problem."
After Gilang was born by cesarean section, doctors said his chances of survival are extremely slim and advised his parents to take Gilang to a specialized hospital in Jakarta for further care.
Instead, the parents brought Gilang home since they don't have the money for additional care.
Gilang now weighs less than he did when was born, and continues to lose weight since he can’t breastfeed and eats out of a feeding tube.
"When he was born, he weighed 3.6 kilograms, but now he is very thin," the 35-year-old dad said.
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