My heart dropped and broke in a million pieces. I mean...OK...I've dealt with miscarriages, Nicks death, the NICU, a gazillion hospital stays, surgeries, seizures...but my son cant be given a death sentence after all this....can he? I mean, it you look at the bigger picture of life, we all end up doing the same things...we born, live and die. But honestly, I am trying to understand all of this. I look up online what exactly "microcephaly" is...I know, I know...I shouldn't do that, but face it...we ALL do it! Now knowing that there is a diagnosis...I looked it up. I shouldn't have.
This is taken from the very well trusted Cleveland Clinic website:
What are the symptoms of microcephaly?
Aside from a noticeably smaller head, the following are the most common symptoms of microcephaly.
High-pitched cry ...yep, had this
Poor feeding ...and this too
Convulsions ...were batting 3 for 3 here
Increased movement of the arms and legs (spasticity) ...check...Its all the time with Kenny
Hyperactivity ...check...he never stops!
Developmental delays ...that of a 20 month old *sigh*
Mental retardation ...I just don't want to go there with this one
(and for this paragraph...I cant and dont want my beautiful baby to start looking like a freak! sorry, I am just writing what I am feeling)
So this is where were at now...I'll know more when I talk to his doctors.