Love and Hip Hop star Alexis Skyy sent out a message on Sunday asking fans for prayers for her daughter, and we now know why.
The 24-year-old TV personality’s 1-year-old daughter, Alaiya, underwent emergency brain surgery. TMZ reports that Alaiya required surgery to help repair a “malfunctioning implant in her brain that helps drain blood and fluids.” The procedure was reportedly required after Skyy was on a flight with her daughter and the child started to vomit “excessively.” She was transferred to the hospital immediately where doctors began surgery.
The procedure was a success. Skyy posted in her IG story, “Surgery went well thank you God” on Monday.
Alaiya was born three months premature, only weighing one pound at the time of her birth last January, and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. The condition is characterized by the Hydrocephalus Association as “an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities in the brain called ventricles,” or in layman’s terms, a build-up of fluid deep in the brain.
The star has maintained since she was pregnant that Alaiya is the child of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Fetty Wap. Former L&HH star Solo Lucci tried to say the child might be his, but a test proved that was not the case.
“I have never not known who my child’s father is,” Skyy said after sharing the results. “Ive been thru so much s–t because of this. I have been called every disgraceful, disrespectful, hurtful word in the book. & It’s a shame that I had to go out of my way JUST to prove this to society what I BEEN telling everyone.”
In the latest season of Love and Hip Hop New York, Skyy also stated that Fetty wouldn’t take a paternity test to put things to bed for good publicly. However, they must know the truth, because Fetty has reportedly has been by she and Alaiya’s side as the child underwent this harrowing experience.
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