This 7 month old baby weighing 3 Pounds with rare growth disorder looks like
The birth of a baby is a joyous occasion in a family. The tiny newborn has people in awe of it and love flows freely. Babies are small when they are born but this baby was so tiny that his size baffled everyone.
1 The Birth of Mathew Riddle II
Jenevieve Cook was 28 weeks pregnant, when the doctors came to know that the baby was not growing properly in her womb. They had to induce an early labour to avoid complications. When Mathew was born, he was so tiny that he could actually fit into the palms of his parents.
2 Mathew’s Rare Growth Disorder
Mathew was diagnosed with a rare growth disorder called microcephalic osteodysplastic primordial dwarfism type II (MOPDII). This is also known as primordial dwarfism. His weight was about one pound and two ounces at birth. His initial 98 days were spent in the NICU.
3 About The Disorder
Before Mathew was diagnosed with this disorder, doctors had told his parents that his brain had stopped growing and that he did not have long to live. After about three months he was diagnosed with MOPDII and his prognosis improved. A relieved Jenevieve told WLKY that Mathew would be able to walk and talk and also go to school like other normal kids. Only his size would be very small.
4 Mathews Present Condition
Due to his tiny size most people assume that Mathew is a newborn. Mathew is 7 months old and his weight is almost four pounds. He gets his clothes from Build-A-Bear and dolls as they cater to his size.
Mathew’s present condition seems to be better as compared to earlier but his medical condition would ensure long hospital stays and surgeries. Only this month he underwent a surgery to prevent strokes and seizures.
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