Meghan King Edmonds of RHOC reveals how her other kids are handling son Hart's brain damage in emotional blog post
Her young son Hart was recently diagnosed with PVL—a condition in premature newborns that causes irreversible brain damage.
And Meghan King Edmonds took to Instagram on Monday with an endearing photo of two-year-old and his twin brother Hayes, seated in a double stroller.
'As a family we are all making huge sacrifices to help make Hart function typically,' the real Housewives of Orange County star wrote in the accompanying blog post.
Emotional mom: Meghan King Edmonds is continuing her journey after her young son Hart, one of her one-year-old twins, was recently diagnosed with PVL
Meghan -who is married to baseball player Jim Edmonds- went on to detail how she and her family are dealing with Hart's diagnosis, especially since Meghan has had to be absent from the family while Hart gets the treatment he needs away from home.
'My heart is so damn heavy with the time I’m spending away from my kids: [older daughter] Aspen is acting out and Hayes is whiney and he doesn’t know why, not to mention my stepkids,' she continued.
'It KILLS me to spend so much time away from them – especially Hayes because I have never been able to devote the one-on-one time to him that Aspen and Hart have both gotten. Oh! The guilt!' she added.
Tots: Edmonds took to Instagram on Monday with an endearing photo of her little twins, Hart and his brother Hayes, seated in a double stroller, which linked to her recent blog post
Since Hart's diagnosis, the Missouri native has taken the tot on two well-documented intensive therapy trips to investigate effective treatment and rehabilitation for him.
The first was to the Los Angeles NAPA Center — or Neurological and Physical Abilitation Center — and the second trip, from where Meghan wrote her most recent blog post, is to New Orleans for a hyperbaric oxygen therapy program.
In July, Meghan revealed that Hart had been diagnosed with Periventricular Leukomalacia, which she said explained the concerning things she noticed about her young son, including muscle and joint stiffness and motor issues.
Hands full: Since Hart's diagnosis, Meghan has taken the tot on two well-documented intensive therapy trips to investigate effective treatment options; here seen with both twins on her Instagram account
Yet over the past few weeks, Meghan has charted Hart's progress first at the NAPA Center, and now in New Orleans, celebrating his latest milestones.
In Monday’s blog post, she wrote: 'He just started really using his pointer finger and has a great pincer grip.
'[He] is really chomping on his food well now. His knees are bending more and more everyday and I think he’s SO CLOSE to standing and walking!' she continued.
Meghan gave birth to brothers Hayes and Hart in June 2018, and she already has a two-year-old daughter named Aspen with her husband Jim.
Jim also has four other children from two previous marriages.
Encouraging: Over the past few weeks, Meghan has charted Hart's progress first at the NAPA Center, and now in New Orleans, celebrating his latest milestones
Beautiful boys: Meghan gave birth to brothers Hayes and Hart in June 2018