When Kaydence Theriault was born, she was diagnosed with Crouzon Syndrome, a rare disease that causes severe skull deformity. Along with her two triplets, this American girl has been living with the condition since she was three years old.
As per the medical professionals treating in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, Kaydence’s skull deformity is the most severe case they have ever seen. Usually, children with this condition undergo surgery before 18 months to separate the skull before it fuses to the brain. However, in Kaydence’s case, the skull bone structure was fused together, resulting in the baby’s skull developing into one block in front and two blocks on either side, resembling a clover. At just two months, Kaydence underwent surgery to ensure that her brain was not affected.
Before surgery, a scan was taken of Kaydence’s skull. Bobbie Jo, the mother of triplets Kaydence, Taylor, and Kaylin, was informed by the doctor about one of the fetuses’ deformity at the 20th week of pregnancy. However, she couldn’t imagine what her baby would look like at that time. It is worth noting that Bobbie and her first child, Jayden (8 years old), also suffer from the same disease. Nonetheless, their illness and that of Kaydence’s siblings are not as severe as that of Kaydence.
Kaydence’s Family Currently, Kaydence has reached the age of three and her health is stable. In the future, if necessary, all three babies can undergo plastic surgery to achieve a more normal and balanced facial appearance. – LeNhung