Ohio Parents See ‘Miracle’ After Their Baby’s ‘Tumor’ Vanishes: Reports

November 30, 2015 Updated: November 30, 2015
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An Ohio couple is relieved and amazed after doctors said their baby, Paisley, did not have a fatal brain tumor. 

They noticed a small droop in the side of her face when she was born. Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Liberty Township found there was a mass at the base of her brain, and they said it probably was a tumor.

“We noticed her eye — when she would cry, her eye would not shut all the way,” her mother, Carissa, said of her daughter’s condition.

She added: “It would stay open, and when she started to smile, the same side of her mouth would not move.”

On Monday, when the child was scheduled for a biopsy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Avondale, the couple said they asked their friends and family to pray for the child.

“As soon as he came in, he sat down, he was just shaking his head,” Carissa told WCPO-TV. “He said, ‘Your prayers must have worked, because when I went in to get that biopsy,’ he said, ‘nothing was there.'”

The biopsy did not find a tumor.

The hospital also released a statement.

“Doctors at Children’s had expected the worst – a malignant tumor. But when surgeons reached the spot where the suspected tumor was visible on the scan, they found nothing. They couldn’t have been happier to tell the good news to the Hatfield family,” it said.

Now, Carissa is thankful.

“It was just so devastating knowing that my three-month-old baby pretty much got her death sentence right there,” she told Local 12 in Cincinnati.