Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gives New Meaning to the phrase "All Legs"

Lakshmi with Mom, Poonami, & family before surgery, age 2.

Lakshmi was named for an Indian goddess for a reason.

Probably because her extra limbs look like the gods/goddesses that Indians are fond of worshipping.

She was born with 2 sets of arms and 2 sets of legs, a result of her parasitic twin stopping growth during gestation.

The local circus offered to buy her (why couldn't they buy the screaming kid I had to sit next to while trying to eat lunch?) but her parents decided surgical intervention was better.

And that seems to be going well.

1 comment:

wolfbaby said...

isn't it amazing what docs can do now days to help people live a normal life? I hope she does well.