Toddler Unable To Smile, Breathe Unaided After Being Born With Adult’s Tongue

PICS BY MADISON KIENOW / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Here you can see Paisleys massive tongue, at six months she would have the first of two reduction surgeries to ensure she didnt choke to death) - A baby born with a massive adult-sized tongue has finally been able to smile for the first time after life-changing surgery. Paisley, from Aberdeen in South Dakota, USA, had such a large tongue that she needed breathing apparatus for the first week of her life to stop her from choking to death. She was born with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) an overgrowth disorder that affects one in every 11,000 births worldwide. The rare condition caused the little girls tongue to grow more than twice the size of her mouth and it even shocked doctors, who said it was one of the largest tongues they had ever seen. Until she was six months old, Paisley had to be fed via by a gastronomy-tube because she struggled to eat and wasnt receiving the vital nutrients needed to keep her alive. - SEE CATERS COPY

A toddler born in South Dakota with an oversized tongue is smiling for the first time in her life after a surgery removed a chunk of the muscle, allowing her finally to close her mouth. “I couldn’t believe it and was shocked by how beautiful my little girl looked,” mother Madison Kienow, 21, told the New…

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