For the past few weeks, we’ve been writing a lot about Briana DeJesus and the fight she got into with Kailyn Lowry at the recent Teen Mom 2 reunion.
But this article is about something very different.
It’s about the fight Briana’s daughter appears to be in for her life.
The MTV personality opened up a little bit on Thursday about her one-year old daughter, Stella, having to undergo surgery.
“My poor little baby,” DeJesus wrote along with a frowny face, later responding to inquiries from followers and adding:
“Stressful stressful day but Stella is resting and that’s all that matters.”
Briana also shared a few photos (below) of her precious toddler before and after she went under the knife.
“It’s been a hectic day for me but she’s ok. She’s out of surgery,” Briana continued at one point, telling a concerned supporter:
“Will [have] a bigger update to everyone once I have her in my arms!”
Briana did not reveal in these social media messages exactly what problem Stella is facing and/or why she needed surgery at this time.
Back in September, however, DeJesus spoke to Radar Online about at least one health issue her daughter was very unfortunately born with.
“It’s been so hard dealing with Stella,” she said at the time. “She has some heart condition, she has holes in her heart. It’s been difficult dealing with Stella right now.
“We just have to monitor her breathing.”
In this instance, though, it sounds like something else was the matter with young Stella.
“She has septic arthritis,” DeJesus told Radar of Stella’s joint infection. “It’s common in kids.”
According to Wikipedia, septic arthritis is the invasion of a joint by an infectious agent resulting in joint inflammation.
Symptoms often include redness, heat and pain in a single joint associated with a decreased ability to move the joint.
Briana also tells Radar that the infection is now under control, thanks to this new procedure, but it “could always come back.”
Elsewhere, DeJesus told Us Weekly that Stella had a fever of 104 degrees and, even after it stabilized, the infant had trouble “moving her left arm.”
A subsequent MRI revealed that Stella had fluid in her joints.
Briana was accompanied by her mother, Roxanne, at the hospital while waiting for the surgery to end.
(Stella’s father, Luis Hernandez was in New York City for the procedure. The couple split before Stella was born and he is not very involved in her life.)
But while Stella is now a healthy little girl again, “she could have possibly died,” DeJesus tells the tabloid, concluding with a message to all other mothers and fathers around the world:
I would tell parents to pay close attention and if something doesn’t look right, take your babies to get checked. I’m glad I did and that my baby is home, safe and recovering.
The reality TV star is also mom of Nova, 6, who she shares with former boyfriend Devoin Austin.