Sunday, January 17, 2010
Go with Your Gut
It seems that the more I hear from other moms that have children with hypochondroplasia,, the more I hear my same story repeated over and over. I knew something was wrong or different with Coleman from early on. His back was crooked, his colic and respiratory problems were so severe. I had a gut feeling that I was right. The pediatrician told me he was just small. Small? I'm 5'10, my husband is 6'1, my dad is 6'4 . Small was not in the cards for my kids. I went to Dr. Chen who is my special gift from God and he is the one who gave us answers. I have had to find things for myself. This whole experience has made me realize what I am capable of achieving with determination and my families help. Therapy, measuring, growth hormone shots, geneticist, hypochondroplasia, questioning doctors, trusting doctors. These things are all new to me and it is scary to have a hunch, not a medical degree. I urge all of you mom and dads to go with your gut. The worst that could happen is you swing and miss. Don't wonder if you could have done more, know that you did all you could do.