Doctor's Second Opinion Turns Parent's World Around

Abigail Jones, born with a brain tumor, was not expected to live past two months, but is now thriving at 10 months old.
1:40 | 10/19/15

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Finally tonight, it's the worst prognosis a doctor could ever give parents. A nung mother and father told their child was not expected to survive. But a second opinion turned it all around. Here's John donvan. Reporter: What a reversal of fortune. And she's still only ten weeks old. I'm thinking that I love this little girl. Reporter: Abigail Jones, born with a tumor in her brain. Which they could see even before she was born. Just as they also knew she would have down syndrome. They felt like that the tumor was malignant. That it was cancerous. It was huge. Reporter: When her parents were advised that surgery was too risky, they took her home, loved her, took pictures, and waited for the inevitable. We didn't even set up a nursery or buy anything past newborn and three months clothes. Reporter: But the expected downturn? It didn't happen. The pictures show it. Abigail these past two months was eating, growing, thriving, and then a doctor contacted at Boston's children's hospital offered a different opinion. He said we shouldn't give her a death sentence right now. Reporter: Instead, they decided to go for an operation in Boston, only ten days ago. The doctor came out and told us that he got the tumor out and they did not think it was malignant and he did not think it was going to come back. Reporter: The future looked entirely different. That's the best feeling there is, to make funeral arrangements and then to call them back and say, we're not going to need you anymore. Reporter: And those two parents looked at their baby knowing she had tomorrow back. We have a newborn two-month-old. Yeah. Reporter: John donvan, ABC news, Boston. We thank John for that story.

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