A few posts back, I shared my concerns about Joy's hand. I'm so thankful for all the informative comments and emails I received regarding Poland's Syndrome. I did some research and this is a condition that my daughter does have. Her doctor confirmed it yesterday. She has a minor form of it and seems to only be missing her pectoral muscle on her left side. I remember the doctor checking for it when she first came home. She was only about 15 pounds and very weak and floppy, so it was hard to tell. As her strength grew over the last few years, it became more obvious that something was "missing".
So, my sweet, hot-tempered girl is finally diagnosed. Her hand issue is not from amniotic banding, as originally suspected. I'm sure Poland's Syndrome is not so easily diagnosed in tiny girls at an early age. As for her medical records, it just mentioned hand deformity. Am I upset? Absolutely not. I love my little firecracker. (I've forgotten what she was so mad about on this particular day. It could have been that I made her eat apples and a pbj sandwich when she wanted something else.)
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri