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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

on the growth chart



Well our long drive down south paid off. We saw Dr. Flint the endocrinologists at The children's speciality hospital. We did see growth:
Lower segment (legs)one leg was 13 in.. the other leg was 13 1/4 in . The over all growth in the legs was 3/4s in 6 months.
Wingspan (arm length) was 34 1/2 in... total growth was 1 in in 6 months.
Height was 37 inches and he grew 1.5 inches in 6 months.
Total height for the growth hormones started (year) has been 3 3/4s inches total.
The best news of all was that he made it onto the growth chart. He had to get his blood taken and didn't even flinch. He was wonderful. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts for our journeys with Coleman. Your support is invaluable.

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