my boys 2012

my boys 2012
Coleman is 6 Carter is 7

What is hypochondroplasia?

Hypochondroplasia is a form of short-limbed dwarfism. This condition affects the conversion of cartilage into bone (a process called ossification), particularly in the long bones of the arms and legs. Hypochondroplasia is similar to another skeletal disorder called achondroplasia, but the features tend to be milder.

All people with hypochondroplasia have short stature. The adult height for men with this condition ranges from 138 centimeters to 165 centimeters (4 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 5 inches). The height range for adult women is 128 centimeters to 151 centimeters (4 feet, 2 inches to 4 feet, 11 inches).

People with hypochondroplasia have short arms and legs and broad, short hands and feet. Other characteristic features include a large head, limited range of motion at the elbows, a sway of the lower back (lordosis), and bowed legs. These signs are generally less pronounced than those seen with achondroplasia and may not be noticeable until early or middle childhood. Some studies have reported that a small percentage of people with hypochondroplasia have mild to moderate intellectual disability or learning problems, but other studies have produced conflicting results.

Me and Carter and Coleman

Me and Carter and Coleman
easter 2011

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Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs

Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs
2009

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

coco and stich


I got a call from Co Co's school about 20 minutes after it started last Tuesday. They said not to panic but that Coleman had hit his head, there was a lot of blood and I needed to come get him immediately. Since he could crawl his head has been like a target. He has always had bumps and bruises even glue on his forehead so I wasn't shocked. When I got to the school there was a lot of blood and of course my little warrior was fine. We went to our Pediatrician, who we love and he stitched us up in no time and gave us an antibiotic too because he had a sinus infection too. Well Coleman was so brave he didn't even cry, except when I told him he had to stay home the rest of the day.
Of course I have been watching him like a hawk being more careful than usual. Then today I was on the phone with a friend of mine and I stepped inside for a second to get something and I hear my love bug outside crying. It was "a hurt cry" so I ran to him to find blood all over his mouth. He had gotten on his brothers bike (witch he can't reach) and fell on the concrete head first. What do I do with him? I put his superman t-shirt on him and told him to be more careful with my baby boy. UUUGGGHHHHH.

3 comments:

  1. I think I'm having deja vu!

    The same thing happened to Evan one of his first days of preschool. I was at the gym and missed the calls for an hour! I felt awful!

    Good news, though...it hasn't happened since! Yes, some bumps and bruises (just part of the deal), but nothing as bad!
    I hope the little guy feels better soon!

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  2. Kristen,
    Our 12 year old son Thomas also has hypochondroplasia. We were curious about your use of growth hormone treatment. Could you give us the name of the doctor(s) or clinic you are using. Thanks for the blog and all the wonderful pictures of Coleman. He reminds us so much of Thomas at that age.

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  3. We use a company called Genetech, Neutropin. Our insurance company has to deny us first and then our endocrinologists has to sigh off on it. Our genetisist is Dr. Harold Chen from LSUS med center and Shriners. and our Endo is from Laffiette, LA Kids Specialty Hospitol. Dr. Flint. It is a fight and luck to get them. They work, with out a doubt but getting them is li like fighting the unknown. Good luck and if you need anymore help let me know
    Kristen

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