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Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Has an Update on Dove's Neurosurgery Journey

The RHOBH alum also shared a glimpse at her youngest's personality, calling her a "happy silly baby who loves to laugh." 

By Hannah Chambers
Dove Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave Update

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave is sharing a “noggin update” on behalf of her youngest daughter, Dove. 

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Over the summer, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum confirmed that Dove underwent a successful neurosurgery following a Lambdoid Craniosynostosis diagnosis. Months later, Teddi has some more details to share. 

Alongside an adorable photo of Dove wearing her helmet, Teddi wrote a caption from Dove’s perspective. “Dove noggin update. ‘Hi guys, I am 9 months old and other than a zig zag scar underneath my hair across my head I wouldn’t even know I had neurosurgery a few months back. I have been in this helmet aka doc band for 10 weeks and am about to grow out of it. The docs said I have to wear another helmed for 10+ more weeks but it truly doesn’t bother me one bit.” 

Teddi went on to note that although Dove doesn’t seem to mind the helmet at all, the news was an adjustment for her, personally. 

“Mom cried a little when she found that out but then Dr. Urata reminded her that not only is it helping me shape my head further, but it is protecting me as I am starting to learn to crawl and lift myself up incase I bump into something,” the caption continued. “I get to take it off one hour a day, normally during and after bath time, which is a good thing because peeyou it can get stinky.” 

Teddi finished up the post by sharing a bit about what Dove’s personality is like at nine months old. 

“I am a happy silly baby who loves to laugh, command all the attention in a room, go on walks and be sung to. For any other #craniowarrior babies out there. We have got this,” she wrote. 

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