“BlueBerry Muffin” Spots Almost Kills Newborn Baby
Mia McConnelogue was born covered from head to toe with something that can only be described as ‘blueberry muffin’ spots. Her mom, Stephanie McConnelogue, was only allowed to hold her newborn baby girl for just a few minutes before the doctors rushed her away to do some series of tests.
The blueberry spots were a symptom of an aggressive cancer, known as Myeloid Leukaemia. It is often referred to as the “Blueberry Muffin Syndrome”.
The family was heartbroken. Chemotherapy sessions began just two days after Mia’s birth. The doctors informed Stephanie that her daughter only had a 50% chance of survival.
“I couldn’t believe that it was happening. I felt like I was in a dream and that I was going to wake up some time. We were all just devastated. I was terrified she was going to die, absolutely terrified.”- Stephanie, Mia’s Mother
After much prayer and sleepless nights, Stephanie and Tony refused some amazing news- Mia’s spots began to fade and disappear. Weeks later, tests confirmed their hopes, and it was found that the cancer had gone into remission. At just 3 and a half months, Mia underwent a bone marrow transplant to ensure that the Leukaemia would not return.
“We are over the moon to say the least, I would tell other parents to get a second opinion. At the end of the day, if we did take her home she might not be here now.” Tony, Mia’s Father
Through God, anything is possible. God bless this miracle baby!