Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Meghan King Edmonds shared her son’s heartbreaking health update with fans on her blog.
As previously reported by Dearly, King Edmonds opened up about her twin baby boy, Hart,f suffering from vision issues when she noticed he had trouble seeing his hands and his eyes stayed crossed for too long.
A chiropractor corrected his farsightedness, but now King Edmonds reveals the boy’s health battle is far from over. She wrote:
“From the minute he was born I knew something was different with Hart. The nurses struggled to straighten his legs to measure his length. He suckled hard, shallow, and often until I bled and he spit up black.
I took him to get his lip and tongue tie released. All issues persisted. I took him to a chiropractor, cranial sacral therapy. I took him to a pediatric ophthalmologist when I noticed he couldn’t see his hands and his eyes stayed crossed longer than normal.
The reality star, who welcomed Hart and his twin brother Hayes in June 2018, said she “always knew” something wasn’t quite right because Hart suffered from developmental delays.
However, pediatricians told the mom he was fine until King Edmonds “begged” for a neurologist referral and MRI.
Eight days after her son was put “through an elective MRI with anesthesia,” the mom said, “the bottom fell out of my life.”
She recalled in her blog:
I sat at a table with my husband for an hour as we waited for Hart to come out of the MRI. Tears gushed from my eyes as I blankly stared at the cars on the highway—but I wasn’t crying. My husband asked me what he could do. ‘Get me a Coke.’ Those tears were for a lot of things, but mostly the unknown and mostly Hart.
Three days after his exam, doctors revealed that Hart has irreversible brain damage called Periventricular Leukomalacia.
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She said that this explains all of my concerns: the rigidity in his muscles, the (somewhat) delayed physical milestones, the lack of fluidity with arm and leg movements, the stiffness in joints, the weakness in his lower back, the somewhat favored use of his right side. She told me this mainly occurs in premies and since he was not a premie (he was born at 37 weeks gestation) she believes this damage somehow occurred a couple months before he was born.
The news of her son’s health comes a week after devasting cheating allegations surfaced about her husband Jim Edmonds.