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Baby Boy Is Born With Swollen Head, But Doctors Are Shocked When They See Him 6 Years Later

Jillian was thrilled to learn she was pregnant with a baby boy. However, her elation quickly turned to concern when her son, Robert, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 19 weeks gestation.

 

Hydrocephalus is a potentially fatal illness that results in a buildup of water on the brain, and can cause a baby’s head to swell up to three or four times its normal size.

 

Doctors repeatedly told Jillian to terminate her pregnancy. Even if Robert did survive past childbirth, they said he would have little to no quality of life. In fact, they said he would most likely “spastically move and drool.”

 

But Jillian remained defiant. It took lots of prayers, lots of cuddles, and lots of support — but together, Jillian and Robert have proved the doctors completely wrong.

 

Today, Robert is six years old and in the first-grade. He is very intelligent and loves playing on the iPad and the piano. Although he does have developmental delays, Jillian says he reads, counts, and knows all of his animals, shapes, and colors.

 

 

 

Robert has undergone several brain surgeries, but continues to fight every day. In 2015, Robert was a sparrow for Grants Pass High School, where funds were raised so he could celebrate an amazing Christmas in Oregon with his mom and loving little brother, Mason.

 

 

Meet this incredible little boy below, and please SHARE his story with your friends on Facebook.

 

Doctors told Jillian to terminate her pregnancy, but she refused.

Doctors told Jillian to terminate her pregnancy, but she refused.

Jillian Hartman

Robert was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 19 weeks gestation.

 

Doctors said that even if he did survive childbirth, which was unlikely, he’d probably have zero life quality.

 

 

…But six years later, Robert has defied all the odds stacked against him.

...But six years later, Robert has defied all the odds stacked against him.

Jillian Hartman

Today, Robert is six years old and in the first grade. He is bright, fun-loving and musical.

 

 

With prayer, medical attention, love — and two different helmets to help shape his head — Robert continues to make incredible progress.

 

“Right now he has a wheelchair and a walker,” Jillian told LittleThings. “He is very strong-willed and likes to move his own chair. He gets frustrated when others try and push it!”

 

Meet this amazing little boy below, and please SHARE Jillian and Robert’s story with your friends on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

 

 http://www.littlethings.com

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