In China a boy was born with 31 fingers and toes. The boy was born in January with 15 fingers and 16 toes, in the County of Pingjiang in Hunan province.
Doctors diagnosed the boy polydactyly is a congenital disease that happens in people, dogs and cats, giving them extra fingers and toes. Polydactyly is a fairly common condition, affecting approximately one in 1,000 live births, according to children's healthcare of Atlanta. Often, the extra fingers surgically removed. Parents Hong Hong trying to raise enough money so that their son could undergo life-changing surgery.
Deviation usually inherited in families, those in which the boy was born. The boy's mother also has polydactyly, with six fingers and toes. While she was pregnant with son, both parents were concerned that their child will inherit the disorder.
Now the boy is too young to undergo surgery, said the infant's father, Zou of Chenglin. At the same time, his parents showed the boy to the doctor to know how to treat my son.
The doctors gave the family differing advice, some surgeons say that the operation will be more complex than originally thought, because the boy is required not only to remove his extra fingers, but also the necessary reconstruction of the thumb. This reconstruction is important because thumbs allow humans to grasp things.
The operation can cost as much as 200 000 yuan (about $ 30,000), says the boy's father. The couple turned to the Internet for help, and so far they have collected more than 40,000 yuan (over $ 6000) through online donations. At the moment, the family plans to return to Shenzhen, where they live, so that his father will be able to return to work.
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