General Hospital Spoilers: Willow’s Dilemma, Sacrifice Her Baby Or Herself?
General Hospital spoilers and updates tease in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest that Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) is going through a devastating dilemma. She may have to choose between sacrificing her baby or herself, although if she doesn’t get treatment she may sacrifice both.
General Hospital Spoilers – Willow Tait Cannot Lose Another Baby
The trauma she went through when she found out her first baby, Wiley Cooper-Jones (Grace Elizabeth Davis) died has to weigh heavily on Willow’s decision to take chemotherapy or not. That baby Wiley, also known as Jonah Corinthos, was her baby with Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) who died of sudden infant death syndrome. Lucas Jones (most recently Matt Trudeau) and Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) had adopted him and Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier) had swapped her healthy newborn with Brad for the dead baby.
Nelle and Michael Corinthos’ (Chad Duell) child is the one now known as Wiley Corinthos (Viron Weaver) and it took nearly two years for the truth to come out. For Willow, it was a very traumatic experience and now she fears losing the baby she’s carrying now.
GH Spoilers – Chemo Could Cause Complications
Willow is being advised to start chemotherapy right away while her newly diagnosed leukemia is in its early stages. That way she stands a better chance of surviving, but it could cause complications in her pregnancy including a miscarriage. The first trimester of pregnancy is when chemotherapy and other cancer treatments are most likely to cause complications and she asks her doctors what the statistics are if she delays. Her doctors, GH co-chiefs of staff Dr. Terry Randolph, (Cassandra James) a pediatric oncologist and Dr. Britt Westbourne, (Kelly Thiebaud) an OB/GYN are clear. The cancer could spread if she delays, and she could ultimately risk both her and her baby’s lives, since a mother with leukemia could potentially spread it to the baby.
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General Hospital Spoilers – The Baby’s Chances Are Better If She Delays
Even though there is that chance that Willow’s cancer could spread, including to the baby if she delays treatment until the second trimester, the baby’s chances are better. Willow has a very tough decision to make and she still hasn’t told Michael about her dire diagnosis. She probably doesn’t want to be influenced unduly by his knowing about her condition since he likely will want her to save herself.
Michael may feel that they could try for another baby after Willow’s cancer is in remission and she’s well again. But who’s to say if after chemotherapy and surviving leukemia she could still conceive?
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