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

My Weather

Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs

Carter 5yrs /Coleman 3yrs
2009

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Be aware


We have had a good year. Coleman has been on Growth hormones for two years now and it is going well. He is in Kindergarten. Life has its ups and downs, like finding out Coleman is color blind, or behind in school and then the ups, he is progressing in swimming lessons very well and is not falling as much lately. Since October is dwarfism awareness month. Make people aware of the likeness and the differences our kids must face. Everyone has something they struggle with, something they have to overcome or face. Everyone understands being different. Hope your October is full of beautiful weather and memories. Share with us any time.




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3 comments:

  1. I am BEGGING you to please, please advocate for this sweet young girl with dwarfism. She is living in a terrible mental institution in Eastern Europe, just because she is a little person. http://reecesrainbow.org/lauren105
    I really, really want to see her find her forever family. If she is not adopted, she will spend the rest of her life in that institution. Please, please share her story!!!

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  2. I have a daughter with hypochondroplasia that is 6 yrs old. I would like to get into contact with you so we could talk. Your son sounds so much like my daughter.
    Kelle J

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  3. Kelle, I have a facebook account. you can fing it on my page or my email is randomkcvp@yahoo.com

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Coleman

Coleman
spring 2011

Coleman

Coleman
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