After Surviving Brain Surgery, His Mom Got Him A Puppy Who’s Just Like Him

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In October, two-year-old Branson Figueroa needed skull reconstruction surgery for craniosynostosis. This occurs whenn a baby’s skull closes before the brain is fully formed.




Thankfully, the surgery was a success and little Brandon made an extraordinarily quick recovery, despite his case being one in 50,000.

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The Figueroa family, who resides in Nottingham, NH, then celebrated by welcoming a Boston Terrier puppy named Thanos into their home.

Branson and Thanos bonded instantly and quickly grew to be the best of friends.

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But the family soon realized that there was something off about Thanos. They brought him to their veterinarian who ran tests on Thanos and believes he may have hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid that can cause brain damage, which is very similar to Branson’s case.

More tests are required to see the severity of Thanos condition, but vets think he may need life-saving surgery to place a shunt in his skull.

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These tests, treatments and surgery are very similar to what his little human had to go through.

“I believe God puts everything into our life for a reason,” Branson’s mom told WMUR. “What are the odds of him having something and our son going through this, you know? It just doesn’t happen.”

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