Meghan King revealed on World Cerebral Palsy Day, which fell on Wednesday, that her two-year-old son Hart has the illness.
The child was diagnosed only this Tuesday, slightly over a year after Meghan revealed he had the rare brain disorder periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).
'So his specific diagnosis is hypotonic cerebral palsy which essentially means that his muscles are loose or floppy,' she said in an Instagram video. In the caption to her post she added: 'I am choosing to celebrate what makes Hart different.'
Breaking the news: Meghan King revealed on World Cerebral Palsy Day this Wednesday that her two-year-old son Hart has the illness
Meghan shares Hart, his twin brother Hayes and their three-year-old sister Aspen with Jim Edmonds whom she is in the process of divorcing.
Last July amid Jim's cheating scandal she revealed Hart had PVL, writing on her blog that he had 'irreversible brain damage' and was at risk of cerebral palsy.
Since his diagnosis with PVL last year Hart has undergone treatments including physical therapy and the use of a hyperbaric chamber.
When she was finally told this Tuesday that he does have the condition she was 'shocked' to discover she was 'totally unfazed.'
Details: 'So his specific diagnosis is hypotonic cerebral palsy which essentially means that his muscles are loose or floppy,' she said in an Instagram video
She explained her reaction in her Instagram video: 'I knew that Hart has CP and had it and it was just a matter of you know getting that name to it.'
Meghan also shared that 'you can reconfigure the neuro-pathways within your brain, my brain, anyone’s brain to learn to do things that the active parts of the brain wouldn’t normally have to learn how to do.'
She noted that 'what I did was through help of therapy and these amazing therapists teach Hart how to walk and how to perform other physical skills by using different parts of his brain. Now it’s not natural but his brain was able to rewire in those ways and learn those skills with a lot extra work.'
The former Real Housewife Orange County star reflected that 'diagnosis' was 'a hard-hitting word' and pointed out that Hart will now be 'known as officially, you know, a kid with a disability and that can be very heavy.'
History: Last July she revealed Hart had periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), writing on her blog that he had 'irreversible brain damage' and was at risk of cerebral palsy
Meghan recounted a story of being at a Trader Joe's checkout line with Hart, who 'kinda moves a lot' even while standing still as one of his symptoms.
Another woman in the line who was 'not being mean' asked him genuinely if he was dancing and when he realized her misconception, he began to actually dance.
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