'Miracle baby' rushed back to hospital Thursday night, marks one month since birth
GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) -
Ella Sheridan was rushed back to Children's Hospital in Dallas Thursday night
due to excessive cerobrospinal fluid building up in her head.
mom, Samantha Sheridan, said the infant needed emergency shunt surgery, which
allows doctors to drain that excess fluid.
surgery went very well," Sheridan said on Friday. "Ella is doing
great and sleeping it off."
had been at home in Gladwater for the last couple of weeks, following a surgery
that removed the parts of her brain tissue that she was born with outside of
Samantha Sheridan was first offered
to terminate the pregnancy after doctors found the growths during an ultrasound
to determine the baby's gender. Doctors said her chance of even making it to
birth was almost zero.
Sheridan continued with the
pregnancy anyway, planning for a funeral before even giving birth.
"It's like any other child,"
Sheridan said. "If they're sick, you're going to give them medical
attention and that's the way we feel with her. If she has a complication, she
gets the proper care and we go from there."
One month later, Sheridan continues
to follow that mantra.
The Sheridan's have now set up a Facebook page and
an email address for those that
would like to follow Ella's progress and get in touch with the family.