General Hospital (GH) spoilers reminds fans that Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) have just learned that their child has Spina Bifida and could face a very difficult life. Sonny and Carly are considering their options before deciding what course to take with this baby’s future. Will Carly and Sonny decide on in-utero surgery to help their child lead a healthy life?
Spina Bifida Can Cause Mental Disabilities As Well As Physical Ones
Spina Bifida is a birth defect where the spine has gaps in it, and the spinal cord is exposed. This condition can cause the child to be confined to a bed or a wheelchair for life. Disabilities the child faces range from minor issues to severe developmental disorders.
General Hospital’s Sonny and Carly will love their child regardless of its issues but want to help it in any way possible. Sonny and Carly will look into other options that could help their child live a healthy life.
Surgery In The Womb Offers Hope
General Hospital’s Sonny and Carly will learn that a surgery called meningocele repair is a possibility for their child and could help to increase the baby’s chances of survival and a semi-normal life. Spina bifida can cause several issues that affect normal everyday life, even issues with bodily functions, but the repair surgery offers some hope.
The surgery repairs the hole exposing the spinal cord and has promising effects if done prenatal as opposed to after birth. Closing the spinal cord as soon as possible can possible prevent cognitive defects in the child because it does not allow the brain to shift, causing fluid to gather in the skull and other often problems.
Will Sonny and Carly Choose Surgery?
General Hospital’s Carly and Sonny will discuss the matter and ultimately opt for the surgery to help their child. They will, of course, weight the risk to Carly’s health as well as their baby and decides this is the best course of action. Maurice Benard hints that things are about to rev up in this storyline and this surgery is certainly consistent with that. General Hospital has often dealt with news-making issues, and this would certainly be one.
Will the surgery be a success allowing Sonny and Carly’s baby to lead a normal life? This baby will be surrounded with love not only by its parents but with extended family as well. Sonny and Carly’s bundle of joy will arrive to a welcoming family and live a full and happy life thanks to this surgery. Come back to CDL for all your General Hospital spoilers, news and reports!