A child born with a rare congenital anomaly is making millions of social media users smile. Isla Summer Mucha, born in December 2021, was diagnosed with bilateral microstomia, a rare condition that affects the aesthetics and function of the oral cavity.
It gave the baby a “permanent smile”, which made him a tick and a star on Instagram.
Her parents, Christina Vertcher, 21, and Blaise Mucha, 20, were reported by doctors in Australia, who said Ayla developed the condition in her womb.
“Blaise and I were unaware of the condition or I had never met anyone born with macrostomia. So it came as a huge shock,” said Mrs. Vertcher. New York Post.
According to a 2007 study Cleft Palate-Craniofacial JournalThis condition has been reported in only 14 cases worldwide. But doctors at Flinders Medical Center saw it for the first time.
Mrs. Vertcher’s ultrasound scan also showed an unusually large mouth opening before going for a cesarean.
“What I can think of as a mother is where I went wrong, especially when I was very pediatric throughout my pregnancy,” she added. Post.
Doctors, however, assured the couple that it was not their fault.
Ayla’s parents are talking to doctors about a surgery to correct her wide smile because she may not be able to latch or suck. On Instagram, they spread awareness about the situation and shared their experiences.
Doctors have suggested surgery to ensure that Ayla has an effective face as she gets older.