A Kansas dad – Scott Walker – is sharing this photo of his baby’s foot in order to warn other parents of a dangerous condition they may not know of.
Scott Walker and his wife Jessica welcomed a new baby girl, Molly, into their lives this past September to add to their family of three that included their 3-year-old daughter Mya.
Molly suffered from a few complications after birth and spent three weeks in the hospital, but after coming home, Molly was healthy and everything seemed to be just fine. Now at almost five months old, Molly started becoming very upset and there was nothing her parents could do to calm her down. After many failed attempts, her parents knew something had to be wrong with her, but they couldn’t pinpoint what it was.
They realized that Molly was a little overheated and they removed her socks, which revealed something weird on the baby’s toe.
Turns out, Molly had wrapped a strand of hair very tightly around her toe. This syndrome is better known by doctors as Toe-Tourniquet Syndrome. Apparently this syndrome is very common and could be extremely dangerous if not noticed and treated quickly. If it isn’t caught in time, kids can lose fingers or toes due to severe infections caused by the condition, along with surgery.
As for Molly, her parents removed the hair from her toe carefully using tweezers and a magnifying glass. Thankfully, they caught it early enough to treat it at home and the baby’s foot is now healed.
Scott Walker decided to share this post and photo on Facebook to warn other parents of this condition that he and his wife were unaware of until it happened to their baby girl.
He didn’t expect the post to go viral, but he is happy to spread the word about this syndrome and share his knowledge with other families.