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Teddi Mellencamp’s 5 Month Old Daughter, Dove, To Undergo Neurological Surgery

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp reveals that her daughter Dove has Lambdoid Craniosynostosis, a rare condition that will require the 5-month-old to undergo neurological surgery.

Teddi revealed this news in a post on Instagram, writing, “Our sweet baby Dove was diagnosed with Lambdoid Craniosynostosis and has to undergo neurosurgery at the end of the month.”

“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 revealed.

Teddi explained, “Lambdoid craniosynostosis is a very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis and occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth.”

According to Teddi, Dove will spend “about a week”  in the hospital, followed by a “couple weeks at home,” finishing up her recovery.

She also noted that the surgery has “a very high success rate.”

“Although we are filled with nerves as neurosurgery sounds scary, we have our faith that she will be ok,” Teddi said.

The RHOBH star ended her post by asking fans to “Please keep baby Dove in your prayers.” Adding, “And if you have had a child with this same surgery, please let me know below, as I would love any additional insight and support.”

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Dealing with anxiety, especially when in the “public eye,” isn’t easy; and going into July it’s at an all-time high. 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. 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. 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 (Lambdoid craniosynostosis is a very rare type of non-syndromic craniosynostosis and occurs when one of the lambdoid sutures at the back of the head fuses before birth). 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. Please keep baby Dove in your prayers and if you have had a child with this same surgery, please let me know below, as I would love any additional insight and support. Sending ? to you all.

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Several members of the RHOBH cast commented on Teddi’s post and sent their prayers and wishes to Teddi, Edwin, and baby Dove.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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