Parents of baby with 'Birthmarks On 80% of The Body' were advised to leave him at the hospital if they didn't want him, they declined and said it's a 'gift from God'

Posted by Sumaiya Ghani in Parenting On 17th September 2020
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Baby Artyom was born with nevus birthmarks covering 80% of his body. This condition is an indication that the baby's body is struggling to create melanin. The doctors told that they didn't know how long Artyom would live due to the highly increased risk of skin cancer. "My husband called Artyom’s name and we saw him stir – then I called his name and he opened his eyes.”

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#1 Baby Artyom Petrosyan came to this world with a rare condition, it turned out the baby's 80% of the body is covered with nevus birthmarks

The couple Mariam Petrosyan, 26, and Taron, 28, found out about their baby's rare condition after his birth. They were shocked but ready to face any challenge.

The boy was born with nevus birthmarks or oval patches of raised, dark-colored skin, he also needed surgery for spina bifida.

“We only found out about Artyom’s nevus birthmarks when he was born. I was completely shocked,” Mariam said.

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#2 Doctors told baby Artyom's body is struggling to create melanin

“The doctors had never seen nevus marks like Artyom’s before and they soon realized he also had spina bifida."

The doctors warned the couple that they didn’t know how long Artyom would live due to the highly increased risk of skin cancer. The couple was left devastated, the doctors even asked them to leave him behind if they didn't think they would be able to take care of him at home.

Mariam and Taron couldn't even think of leaving their little bundle of joy in the hospital, they instantly said no.

“I remember them sitting us down. Artyom hadn’t opened his eyes yet and they told us he might never open them due to the nevus birthmarks in that area,” said Mariam.

 

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#3 Mariam and Taron didn't listen to the doctors

“It was all such a blur. They took him away for a ninety-minute surgery to correct his spine and it took five days of recovery before we could properly see him again.”

“They also said they didn’t know how long he’d live for and that if we wanted to, we could refuse to bring him home because taking care of him would be too hard – we didn’t listen."

 

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#4 Artyom opened his beautiful eyes when mama called his name

“I and my husband finally got to walk into Artyom’s ward. I was nervous."

"My husband called Artyom’s name and we saw him stir – then I called his name and he opened his eyes.”

 

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#5 Mariam's other two sons asked her why Artyom “had chocolate dabbed on his face”

Mariam told  Narek, three, and Artur, two about their baby brother's rare condition. Since then, the boys have been overprotective of their youngest sibling.

The couple says their baby is a gift from God

Artyom case is very rare, he even has nevus birthmarks on his brain which cause occasional seizures.

“Most people are shocked when they see Artyom – some smile at him. Someone also told me he was a gift from God."

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