Feb 23, 2021
VIDEO — Puppy Born with Six Legs Beats Survival Odds: Shes Probably One of a Kind
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The Neel Veterinary Hospital shared a picture of the pup, named Skipper, over the weekend and said she has survived in the face of several medical conditions, Fox 13 reported.
“She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days old – published research does not indicate one has been born alive) with her combination of congenital conditions,” the hospital said in a Facebook post Sunday:
You might notice she looks a little different – 6 legs! She has a type of congenital conjoining disorders called monocephalus dipygus and monocephalus rachipagus dibrachius tetrapus which simply means she has 1 head and chest cavity but 2 pelvic regions, 2 lower urinary tracts, 2 reproductive systems, 2 tails and 6 legs among other things.It is likely that she was going to have a litter mate but they did not separate in utero.
Skipper has also exhibited signs of spina bifida, but her organs appear to be in good shape, the hospital noted:
This is a miracle named Skipper. Literally. She has survived longer than we suspect any other canine has (at just 4 days…
Posted by Neel Veterinary Hospital on Sunday, February 21, 2021
“I don’t think I’m probably gonna see another puppy in my lifetime like this,” Dr. Alison Everett, a veterinarian at the hospital, said of the Border Collie-Australian Shepherd mix.
The doctor said Skipper is acting like a healthy puppy, adding, “I’m not currently seeing any outward signs of any pain or discomfort.”
However, it is possible she could require physical therapy later in life and face more health challenges.
“With this puppy, without knowing exactly how things are wired inside or how she will continue to develop, we don’t know how long she will live for. She might have a much shorter life expectancy than an average pup,” Dr. Everett explained.
Facebook users offered Skipper encouragement, calling her “precious.”
“Well bless her heart! Go girl!” one user commented.
“Thank you for saving Skipper I pray she lives a long healthy life,” another wrote.
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Who are Oprah’s parents?
TALK show icon Oprah Winfrey had a difficult and turbulent childhood.
Her mother passed away in 2018, but her father has been a barber for more than five decades.3Vernon Winfrey and daughter Oprah in 2003Credit: Getty Images - Getty Who are Oprah's parents?
Oprah, who was born in 1954, was initially raised on the Mississippi pig farm of her maternal grandmother, according to the New York Post.
As a young child she was sent to live with her mother, her half-sister and her half-brother in Milwaukee.
Oprah has said that she was sexually abused starting when she was nine years old.
She admitted to being a “promiscuous” and “wild” girl and became pregnant when she was 14, according to the Post.3Oprah celebrates her mother's 80th birthdayCredit: Harpo Productions
Oprah was sent to live with her father in Tennessee when she was pregnant.
“I was so ashamed, I hid the pregnancy until my swollen ankles and belly gave me away. The baby died in the hospital weeks later,” Oprah would writer in her magazine years later.
She added: “I went back to school and told no one. My fear was that if I were found out, I would be expelled.3Oprah and her mother in a photo from the 1970sCredit: Oprah/Twitter
"Even when I found the courage to publicly reveal the [sexual] abuse, I still carried the shame and kept the pregnancy a secret.”
Dad Vernon, who was born on January 31, 1933, is a member of the National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame.
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Mom Vernita died on November 22, 2018, in Milwaukee, at the age of 83.
"Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing," Oprah wrote on Instagram at the time.
"It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.