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Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s 4-Month-Old Daughter Dove Will Undergo Neurosurgery For Lambdoid Craniosynostosis!

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave revealed that her 4-month-old daughter Dove will undergo neurosurgery for Lambdoid Craniosynostosis. “Dealing with anxiety, especially when in the “public eye,” isn’t easy; and going into July it’s at an all-time high,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star captioned a Monday, July 6, Instagram photo of her daughter.

“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, she continued. “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.”

She added, “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.”

In the comment section of the post, Teddi's co-stars showed their love and support.

Kyle Richards wrote, “Love you guys and baby Dove 🕊 ❤️”

Erika Girardi commented, “❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Dorit Kemsley wrote, “🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️”

Dorit's husband PK commented, “Sending ❤️ and 🙏”

New cast member Sutton Stracke wrote, “Sending prayers up. 🙏🏻 Y’all got this! 😽😽😽”

According to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Lambdoid Craniosynostosis refers to the premature fusion of the bones in an infant’s skull. It can cause issues with the child’s appearance and brain development complications.

Teddi and husband Edwin Arroyave welcomed Dove in February. The couple are also parents to 7-year-old daughter Slate and 5-year-old son Cruz. Mellencamp is also a stepmom to Arroyave’s daughter Isabella.

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