This Real Housewives of Orange County alum has never shied away from discussing hard truths, whether it be about her marriage or her toughest parenting moments. And Meghan King Edmonds' blog post about raising "differently abled" twins falls in line with her open personality, as she got incredibly real about the difficulties of her situation.
To fully understand her post, let's start with some backstory. Edmonds welcomed her twin boys, Hart and Hayes, in June 2018. They joined 2-year old big sister Aspen and four step-siblings from husband Jim Edmonds' previous marriages.
Edmonds said that she always knew something was different about Hart, even from the moment he was born. "The nurses struggled to straighten his legs to measure his length. He suckled hard, shallow, and often until I bled and he spit up black," she said in another blog post entitled, "My Hart."
Following her intuition, Edmonds pushed hard to find answers, and after an MRI, Hart was diagnosed in June 2019 with Periventricular Leukomalacia, aka permanent brain damage on both sides of his brain.
Edmonds started off by saying she just finished a 3-week intensive therapy session for Hart and is now in New Orleans so he can receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for a full month. In case you didn't know already, hyperbaric oxygen therapy can potentially increase oxygen levels in the blood to help fight off bacteria and stimulate the release of growth factors and stem cells.
Science aside, spending time in New Orleans has given Edmonds the time to reflect on the differences between her sons, an exercise that led her to some major realizations...
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