My Patient Story: Amanda

My son was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) at about two months of age. He wasn’t hitting milestones and when I mentioned it at this one month check up, his pediatrician pushed it off as he was a lazy baby. I thought his issues may have been related to complications during birth. 

I had a high risk pregnancy and his delivery was troubling, forceps had to be used. Looking back I know that was due to his muscle weakness. This is my second child and he completed our family.