A newborn baby in Colorado required more than a dozen stitches after an emergency C-section left her with a massive cut across her face.
Kyanni Williams’ parents had planned to have a natural birth, but the doctors suddenly became unable to find a heartbeat while her mother was in labor last week at Denver Health, news station KDVR reported.
“They said our baby made a sudden movement, they couldn’t hear her heartbeat or find it and they took her into an immediate C-section,” said her father, Damarqus Williams.
But when Kyanni came out, she had a nasty gash across her cheek that required 13 stitches, the family said.
“They said her face was close to the placenta wall,” Williams told the outlet.
Kyanni’s grandfather, Walter Williams, said the joy over her arrival was interrupted by their feelings of fear and frustration.
“To have your granddaughter born to come out to see the plastic surgeon, to get 13 stitches, is devastating, it’s heartbreaking,” he said.
“I’ve never heard of anybody having to deal with their baby’s face looking like this after a C-section,” he added.
The family launched a GoFundMe page to raise money to hire a lawyer and explore their legal options.
“They have to be held accountable for what they did,” the baby’s grandmother, Tashaira Williams, told the outlet.