Three-month-old baby born without most of his skin now in stable condition
A baby born without most of his skin is now in a stable condition in a Texas hospital.
Baby Ja’bari Grey was born on New Year's Day in San Antonio to parents Priscilla Maldonado and Marvin Grey.
The infant weighed just three pounds and was missing most of the skin on his arms and torso.
Since the birth, his mother has only been able to hold him twice.
Fox News reports that Ja'bari is now in a stable condition but doctors are still struggling to find out what caused the baby to be born this way.
“We want to find an answer right now, but everything is in the air,” said Maldonado. “They’re just really focused on keeping him comfortable right now.”
“He’s been in the hospital his whole life.
“I’ve been able to hold him twice, but you have to be dressed in a gown and gloved-up. It’s not skin-to-skin. It’s not the same.”
Maldonado said that she and her partner could be waiting up to three weeks before doctors know best how to treat their son.
Specialists believe Ja'bari may be suffering from a rare skin condition called Epidermolysis bullosa.
The illness affects just 20 newborns out of one million in the US. it is incurable but can be treated and managed with pain medication.
The infant is currently being given pain medication and ointments, as well as regular bandage dressing changes.
His family have since set up a GoFundMe page to pay for medical expenses and other bills.
They have already raised over half of their $50,000 goal.
Feature image via GoFundMe.