Scott Walker and his wife experienced a real nightmare with their newborn baby, Molly. Their baby was prematurely born (7 weeks before the term), and soon after being brought home, Molly got frequently sick. Moreover, she cried and screamed, and her head was red as if she had temperature. Therefore, her father removed her sock in order to cool her off a little bit. However, when he saw Molly’s toes, he discovered something strange! Molly did not have the flu, or temperature. In fact, the parents were facing a dangerous phenomenon i.e. tourniquet syndrome, which appears as a consequence of compressed blood vessels due to tight clothes or shoes. What’s more, the circulation gets interrupted, the extremities die off, and the worst thing is that it can lead to death!
Scott Walker decided to share their ordeal with parents from the entire world, so that everyone becomes aware of this and similar cases…
“I had a disturbing experience with my little Molly, this afternoon.
What happened to us was completely unknown, but, apparently, it is not so uncommon and I wanted to share my story with you.
At one moment, her head became red all of a sudden, so I removed her sock, to cool off her a bit.
But then, I saw something on her toe! A hair from her mom’s hair had somehow reached her toe and wrapped around it thus stopping the circulation.
Luckily we had tweezers and immediately cut off the hair which was so tightly wrapped that it even left a scar on the toe. But, it could have been worse…”
All in all, doctors advise all parents to always check for any foreign bodies on the babies. Apparently, such cases occur more frequently than we think.