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'RHOC' Alum Meghan King Edmonds Reveals Her Son Has 'Irreversible Brain Damage'

Meghan King Edmonds is revealing some sad news.

The 34-year-old Real Housewives of Orange County alum wrote about her 13-month-old son, Hart, in a new post on Friday (July 5).

“From the minute he was born I knew something was different with Hart. 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 wrote.

“I told our pediatrician—she said he was fine. I begged for a neurologist referral and when I got it—he said 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,” she went on to write.

“I sat at a table with my husband for an hour as we waited for Hart to come out of the MRI. Tears gushed from my eyes as I blankly stared at the cars on the highway—but I wasn’t crying. My husband asked me what he could do. ‘Get me a Coke.’ Those tears were for a lot of things, but mostly the unknown and mostly Hart.”

That’s when she discovered the news.

Hart has minor Periventricular Leukomalacia on both sides of his brain (namely the white matter), but more so on his right. She said that this explains all of my concerns: the rigidity in his muscles, the (somewhat) delayed physical milestones, the lack of fluidity with arm and leg movements, the stiffness in joints, the weakness in his lower back, the somewhat favored use of his right side. She told me this mainly occurs in premies and since he was not a premie (he was born at 37 weeks gestation) she believes this damage somehow occurred ‘a couple months before he was born.’ She explained that he is at risk for being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and will be monitored.”

Hart has irreversible brain damage, it’s called PVL. Like I said, I already knew.”

Meghan‘s husband, Jim Edmonds, recently spoke out after cheating allegations arose earlier in June. See what he said.

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