A precious baby boy was born yesterday at Parkland Hospital here in Dallas.
Perfectly healthy 8 pounds and 4 ounces.
Except for one thing.
He was born without any eyelids.
Children's Hospital is next door, and has performed alot of miracles for children.
Their team of eye specialists were called in.
After conferring for a bit, they contacted the leading children's plastic surgeon in the country, who is on staff at the hospital.
He had an idea.
Circumcise the baby boy, and use the foreskin to form eyelids.
The doctors met with the anxious parents, and they agreed to this unheard of procedure.
After 9 hours of painstaking, sensitive work in the operating room, it was done.
Late yesterday the doctors met with the family and told them of their success.
When the doctors met with the media last night, it was a lovefest.
A reporter from The Dallas Observer asked if the child would have any side effects.
"Oh, he'll always be a little cockeyed", said Dr. Dubious.