Meghan King Edmonds opened up about one of her twin boys’ irreversible brain damage in a heartbreaking blog post titled “My Hart.”
The mother of three and former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star started off by writing that she always knew something was wrong with 1-year-old Hart. She took him to several doctors who all told her he was fine.
“I then begged for a neurologist who specializes in Cerebral Palsy (I jumped through hoops to get this appointment, so many hoops) and she said he might be fine. I then begged for an MRI,” Edmonds wrote. “Eight days after the bottom fell out of my life I put my son through an elective MRI with anesthesia.”
Three days after the MRI, the doctor told her that her son had “minor Periventricular Leukomalacia on both sides of his brain,” which provided an explanation for all of the mom’s prior concerns. She wrote that this put him at risk for being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
“Hart has irreversible brain damage, it’s called PVL,” Edmonds wrote.
The 34-year-old said she immediately enrolled her son in therapy and told the rest of her family. She then went on to write that she understood Hart’s diagnosis would be challenging, but she was staying positive.
“I explained to Jimmy how we are not somehow compromised or punished for having a child with special needs (whatever that may or may not mean!), we are BLESSED,” the mom wrote. “God, you’re talking to me. I hear you. Let’s do this. All of it.”
Edmonds is married to former professional baseball player, Jim Edmonds, who admitted to cheating during their marriage last month. The two share three kids together.
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