Tuesday, May 8, 2012
6-Months Old Baby Boy Diagnosed With Serious Brain Problem By A Stranger On Facebook
Charlotte Dent discovered six-month-old George had the rare condition trigonocephaly because a woman whose son has the same thing spotted the tell-tale signs on a Facebook profile picture.
The woman spotted the ridge running down George's forehead - a sign that he has the condition. It is so serious that without an operation the one-year-old could be left permanently brain damaged.
Charlotte, 22, who lives with George's father - car factory worker Adam Knowles - in Fazakerley, Liverpool, said she was angry the condition was not spotted by doctors earlier.
She said she also wanted to tell other parents so babies affected could get the help they need.
'All the doctors I've been to see and even the health visitors haven't picked up on this. It was a mum whose son has the same thing.
'If she hadn't got in touch he could have ended up severely brain damaged.