Teen Mom Briana DeJesus reveals daughter Stella, 4, must wear heart monitor '24/7' after being rushed to hospital

BRIANA DeJesus has revealed her daughter Stella must wear a heart monitor at all times after being rushed to hospital.

The Teen Mom 2 star, 27, shared a photo of the four-year-old smiling at the camera with the device attached to her chest.

Briana captioned it: "Our new friend for the next month.

"(Cardiac event monitor) you guys have been asking! She is okay but Stella has to wear this 24/7 to keep track of her heart."

The Teen Mom star sparked concerns for Stella's health earlier this month when she took the youngster to the hospital.

She didn't reveal why her daughter needed medical attention at the time, but took her to a cardiologist specialist just days later.

Briana posted a photo of Stella lying on a hospital examination bed, wearing wireless headphones and playing on an iPad.

The MTV star wrote: "She's such a brave girl.

"Today we had a very important appointment and I was just a nervous wreck but Stella on the other hand – handled it like a champ!"

The mom-of-two continued to gush: "Stella is so resilient. Mom guilt is so harsh but looking at this photo just brings me at ease bc as long as I see a smile on her face, I also have one."

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Briana also posted a brief video of Stella laying on her side during her doctor's examination and captioned it: "My brave girl."

Stella has had her fair share of medical encounters as she was born with three holes in her heart, however the heart murmurs disappeared after a few hospital trips.

She was also rushed into emergency surgery for a serious bacterial infection when she was only one in 2018.

Stella had septic arthritis – a joint inflammation that can cause fever, chills, severe joint pain and a decreased ability to move.


Briana said Stella had a fever of 104 degrees the week before and had difficulty moving her left arm.

The reality star told Us Weekly at the time: "I thought maybe she had an accident at daycare."

Doctors found the toddler had fluid in her joints and needed to have surgery to drain it.

Briana said: "The doctor says nobody really knows how one gets it. A simple bug bite or scratch can open up flesh and bacteria can travel."


Back in January, the reality star admitted she now gets "the worst anxiety"  whenever her baby girl shows any signs of illness.

Briana tweeted: "I have some sort of PTSD with Stella.

"She used to get sick every other weekend when she was a baby so any sign of her looking, sounding, or acting sick, I get the worst anxiety.

"Blessed to say she hasn’t gotten sick like before but I literally get so scared."

She shares Stella with ex Luis Hernandez and also has a daughter Nova, nine, with her ex Devoin Austin.

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