UPDATE: Baby Dove is in recovery after undergoing a “successful” neurological surgery.
Teddi Mellencamp gave her followers an update on her Instagram Story on Thursday, July 30. The mom, who previously shared her anxiety over the procedure, wrote, “So much gratitude to her amazing surgeons Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Urata and all the loving nurses that will continue to help us care for her as she recovers. We are forever grateful.”
Teddi Mellencamp revealed her daughter Dove has Lambdoid Craniosynostosis, a rare condition that requires neurological surgery.
In a lengthy message posted to Instagram, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared that the 5-month-old was born with what she described as a “very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis [which] occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, this can give a newborn’s head a “misshapen appearance.”
“Originally, like Cruz before her, we thought Dove had Torticollis and would likely need a doc band for re-shaping. Instead a CT scan showed Lambdoid Craniosynostosis,” Teddi wrote of Dove’s health battle. “The recovery is about a week in the hospital and a couple weeks at home with a very high success rate. So although we are filled with nerves as neurosurgery sounds scary, we have our faith that she will be ok.”