looks like anencephaly to me too,
had two births like (I mean witnessed them) both babies were 32 weeks of gestation, one of them was dead at birth and the other survived for a week!
We didn't prolonged life though, but this baby breathed on its own and even drank a little bit. There was quite a bit of prolonged braintrunk , but after a week she died.
It was very sad and tragic, also she didn't look very nice, her head was very strange of course, hardly a skull, just tissue.
For her parents it was a very important week, they could say goodbye to their child, hold her sing to her kiss her and she even opened her eyes sometimes.
It was a cery touching experience for all of us working NICU.
So, yes everything is possbile, but the tip with the ethical commission is very important. Ours' had meetings almost every day at that time, becuase it was the first time a child like that survived that long. Nobody really knew what to do.
We still have contact with these parents, they had a healthy girl three years after this sad experience!!
Take care, Renee