Nathally is expecting her third baby, Isabella, this fall. Let's just say that Isabella is a miracle. Her life has already been a source of so much joy for Nathally and her whole family.
At just 17 weeks of pregnancy, Nathally was informed that Isabella was diagnosed with fetal Sacrococcogyeal Teratoma. Sacrococcogyeal Teratoma is a rare tumor that grows from the tailbone of a developing baby. The tumor puts stress on a baby's rapidly growing body and heart as they all work to utilize the same blood supply. This can cause a weakening of the heart which is a major concern for doctors as they monitor Isabella's growth.
Isabella's tumor is also growing partially inside her body which may effect the formation of her bladder. While doctors believe the tumor is unlikely cancerous, she will still require multiple surgeries to remove the tissue and correct any damage caused by the growth.
Nathally and her family have have been on an emotional roller coaster. They remain hopeful as Isabella has regular ultrasound appointments and sees dozens of specialists who help navigate her diagnosis to ensure that she enjoys a happy, healthy life.
Isabella is so loved. Friends and family have been praying for her along this journey. It would be an understatement to say that everyone is extremely excited and anxious to meet this amazing little girl.