Fans were greatly concerned when Teddi Mellencamp announced her five-month-old daughter Dove would need to undergo surgery for a cranial condition (via Women’s Health). In July The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared on Instagram, “I was torn as to whether I should share this information, but as someone who tries to be as transparent as possible, and knowing I have a platform to reach others in similar situations, I would like to update you all.”
The mom of three went on to share, “Our sweet baby Dove was diagnosed with Lambdoid Craniosynostosis and has to undergo neurosurgery at the end of the month. We are so grateful to have an amazing team of doctors and surgeons who have caught this early and will be working on her” (via BravoTV).
Thankfully, little Dove came out of surgery with flying colors. In August, Mellencamp shared a video of her sweet daughter just four days post-op. “It’s crazy how resilient kids are,” she captioned the heart warming footage, in part.
Teddi Mellencamp's daughter Dove continues to do well
Taking to Instagram this week, the fitness and nutrition buff shared a “Dove noggin update” in her daughter’s “voice” (via People). Mellencamp wrote, “Hi guys, I am 9 months old and other than a zig zag scar underneath my hair across my head I wouldn’t even know I had neurosurgery a few months back. I have been in this helmet aka doc band for 10 weeks and am about to grow out of it. The doc’s said I have to wear another helmet for 10+ more weeks but it truly doesn’t bother me one bit.”
The reality star went on to detail, “Mom cried a little when she found that out but then Dr. Urata reminded her that not only is it helping me shape my head further but it is protecting me as I am starting to learn to crawl and lift myself up incase [sic] I bump into something. I get to take it off one hour a day, normally during and after bath time which is a good thing bc peeyou it can get stinky.”
The grateful mama wrapped up her update by writing as Dove, “I am a happy silly baby who loves to laugh, command all the attention in a room, go on walks and be sung to. For any other #craniowarrior babies out there. We have got this.”
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