Born without a nose: Baby Eli is 'perfect as is,' his parents say
"He's just such a good baby," said Eli's mom, Brandi McGlathery.
Her little treasure, born without a nose, is finally home.
Last month when the doctor placed baby Eli into his mother’s arms for the first time, she immediately knew something was wrong.
“I pulled back and said, ‘Something’s wrong!’ And the doctor said, ‘No, he’s perfectly fine.’ Then I shouted, ‘He doesn’t have a nose!'” Eli’s mother Brandi told AL.com.
The doctors rushed Eli away to examine him, leaving Brandi wondering how her son was breathing.
“I did not know what was going on,” the 23-year-old mother told TODAY. “All I thought of was he didn’t have a nose and I was thinking, how is he breathing?”
As far as his distinction, McGlathery said Eli is happy and healthy and she’s just grateful to have him at home in her arms.
“He’s just such a good baby,” she said.
Eli has also captured the attention of thousands online. For more information on him and how you can donate to his medical expenses, CLICK HERE.
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