Baby Emma was born October 21, 2013 , she is 3 months old. Since birth, Emma has experienced muscle weakness, hours of crying, and vomiting. At first, her mommy was told it was her formula and it was changed several times. Things still haven't improved for Emma and after a recent doctor visit she was given the diagnosis of Craniosynostosis . Craniosynostosis is a condition in which one or more of the fibrous sutures in an infant skull prematurely fuses by turning into bone (ossification), thereby changing the growth pattern of the skull.
Because the skull cannot expand perpendicular to the fused suture, it
compensates by growing more in the direction parallel to the closed
sutures. Sometimes the resulting growth pattern provides the necessary space for
the growing brain, but results in an abnormal head shape and abnormal
In cases in which the compensation does not effectively provide enough
space for the growing brain, craniosynostosis results in increased intracranial pressure
leading possibly to visual impairment, sleeping impairment, eating
difficulties, or an impairment of mental development combined with a
significant reduction in IQ. The doctors are still waiting on testing to come back to diagnose any muscle disorders. Emma and her mommy have a long road ahead of them. She is facing the surgery on her skull, which will most likely take place out of state. Emma also has two older brothers who will need cared for. If you're able to donate anything toward her expenses it would be greatly appreciated and Baby Emma and her family would benefit from it greatly. Thank You!!
On March 31st 2014 we will be drawing random names. The prizes are -free tire rotation & balance at jk used tires in nitro, free tans, free mani & pedi from Bigley beach in charleston, & free boutique outfits from cupcakes & lace- those can be mailed. We will contact you with the email address you provided at the time of donation.
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