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Teddi Mellencamp Confirms Daughter Dove's Neurosurgery Was A Success

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By Lindsay Cronin

Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave’s 5-month-old daughter, Dove, underwent surgery earlier this week and fortunately, it was a success.

According to a report from Page Six on July 31, the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star took to her Instagram Stories on Friday to confirm that her baby girl's neurosurgery went well with her fans and followers.

“Thank you for all your prayers,” Teddi began in her post, which featured a blue and yellow submarine cartoon and a photo of a dove.

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Teddi Mellencamp Is Grateful To Her Daughter's Doctors

Teddi Mellencamp's kids hang out at her pool.
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“Baby Dove had a successful surgery. So much gratitude to her amazing surgeons Dr. Danielpour and Dr. Urata and all the loving nurses that will continue to help us care for her as she recovers. We are forever grateful,” Teddi continued.

As Page Six explained to readers, Teddi revealed to her online audience earlier this month that Dove, who was born in late February, needed to have surgery after being diagnosed with Lambdoid Craniosynostosis.

According to the report, the condition is described as the "premature fusion of the bones in an infant’s skull," per St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Edwin Arroyave's Faith In God Grew Amid The Diagnosis

Teddi Mellencamp is seen holding her baby girl.
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The outlet also noted that the condition can lead to issues with the child’s appearance, as well as complications to the child's brain developments.

Despite the upsetting diagnosis, Edwin kept a positive outlook on life, and his daughter, and told his own followers that Dove's health crisis made him “stronger in [his] faith.”

“Life is always going to punch you in the face,” he said in an Instagram post shared before the child's surgery. “It happens every time. Right when you’re about to experience blessing and fulfillment in life, something comes along that threatens to bring you down."

Edwin Arroyave Admits To Feeling Tested By Dove's Diagnosis

Teddi Mellencamp shares a photo of Dove on her bed.
Teddi Mellencamp | Instagram

"Those challenges can shape us into who we’re meant to be, or they can scare us into going back to who we used to be," Edwin continued in his post. "I feel that lately more than ever."

"When it comes to business, the challenges and tests seem bearable. But when it comes to the people I love most, the challenges test me,” he explained.

In addition to sharing two children with Teddi, including 7-year-old daughter Slate and 5-year-old son Cruz, Edwin is also dad to daughter Isabella, who he shares with a former partner.

Teddi Mellencamp Has Been A 'Real Housewife' Since 2017

Teddi Mellencamp poses with daughter Dove and her pink hair.
Teddi Mellencamp | Instagram

Teddi joined the cast of "The Real Houswives of Beverly Hills" in 2017 for the show's eighth season and has continued to appear in a full-time position on the Bravo reality series in the years since. As for her family, they are occasionally seen alongside her on the show.

To see more of Teddi, her family, and her co-stars, don't miss new episodes of the 10th season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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