Charlie's Affinity for A's

So far, the boy has been diagnosed formally with Airway Disease, then Allergies, then Asthma. A diagnosis of Autism or Asperger's is in the works. You'd think he'd run out of ways to be defective that start with the letter A, but he's trying Amblyopia on for size.

His appointment is tomorrow morning. I'll let you know how it goes.


Aunt Rhody said...

Charlie is perfect! Not defective in any way at all. I know his grandparents and can verify that.

Kevin Wallace said...

History is replete with men and women who endured rough, sickly childhoods only to emerge as stronger and more capable people as a result.

Jessica Alba's childhood was marked with illnesses ranging from two collapsed lungs, four to five occurrences of pneumonia per year, asthma, and even obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Teddy Roosevelt had a famously sickly childhood, and he touts that as one of the primary reasons for his strength and success later in life. His first memories are reportedly of his father walking up and down the halls holding him in his arms because his asthma was so severe.

John F. Kennedy had a ridiculously long list of maladies that troubled him his entire life. His list of A's included autoimmune diathesis, anemia, and potentially Addison's Disease.

It seems like you could potentially be looking after a great man in the making. The best of wishes.

jenn said...

Good luck! As a mom, I know that the most nervewracking part is waiting for the diagnosis.

Ksagstetter said...

What does that mean, exactly? It's an ailment I've never heard of.