A baby has been born with a total of 31 fingers and toes to shocked parents who say there were no indications of his deformities on pre-natal scans.
The three-month-old boy, nicknamed Honghong, has 15 fingers and 16 toes. Incredibly, he also has two palms on each hand, with no thumbs, according to People’s Daily Online.
Diana, lowestoft, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
Having extra fingers and toes might actually be beneficial for this child. If he suffers no complications and no discomfort, why amputate? He is much luckier than my husband who was born with only two fingers on one hand and a fingerless stump instead of a right hand. Yet despite this disability, there is nothing that my brave husband cannot do.
Retha509, Brighton, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
They should leave this well alone until the child is old enough to decide for himself which digits are the most useful to him, and then have surgery. He is too young and underdeveloped for the surgeons to know what will give him a normal looking and functional hand.
mojoranger, london, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
Why pix-elate the eyes only? this kid could be come an insane pianist no?
miss kansas, wichita, 5 days ago
Why does he need treatment? Would the treatment be amputating the extra fingers & toes? If there is no pain involved, no reason to believe he would have medical problems in the future, why in the world would you put him through unnecessary surgery?
Garnet, Pacific Northwest, 5 days ago
For all of you saying to leave him alone, sorry, but you are wrong. This baby needs surgical help. He has no THUMBS. Tape your own thumb to the inside of your palm, and try to make it through a day, without using your thumbs. One of his fingers, or his toes needs to be made into thumbs for him, or he’s going to have an incredibly difficult life.
mandini63, st austell, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
poor baby, i hope a generous surgeon from the west can help, looks like a symptom of combined twins. Please i hope there is a charity to help
Lovestosew, Here and There, United States, 5 days ago
This is not how combined twins manifests!
WarpCore Breach, New York, United States, 5 days ago
Though this is highly unusual, if it’s causing the baby no harm or pain, why aputate? The baby looks perfectly healthy otherwise.
cherryandcats, vienna, 5 days ago
do you have any idea where to buy shoes for his feet?
Their mother, Xanadu, Australia, 5 days ago
Banky, avenel, United States, 5 days ago
If he is not in PAIN and if it does not affect his normal day to day activities? I would say leave him alone, No surgeries, they will only make matters worse!!! Just Saying….
Dadyourweird, Uranus, United States, 5 days ago
He will be a fantastic piano player.