The birth of our son ‘Aarav’ filled our lives with happiness and joy that only a mother’s heart can hold. Like any first-time parents, Aarav’s every new milestone – his smile or his waving hands – was a marvel. It was a pleasure just watching him grow.
When he was around 10 months, I started noticing that his legs were not as strong as it should have been. But some kids walk late, I reasoned. His first birthday came and went by without any baby steps. On the contrary, I felt his legs were losing strength. He had stopped standing even with support.
Then followed the darkest period of our life.
My sister, who is a gynecologist and my brother-in-law, a neonatologist, both felt something was amiss with Aarav. But like all normal busy couples, my husband and I too were immersed in work. We least expected anything to be wrong with our son because other milestones were on time. My brother-in-law suggested we do some tests. We started with a calcium deficiency and other routine blood tests, but everything came normal. We took him to several neurologists, but nothing was detected.