August is SMA Awareness month. On the 23rd of this month, it is also the second Memorial Day of my first baby.
The greatest joy came into our lives four years after we got married! Pregnancy was quite normal without any complications. Therefore, only the necessary tests were performed. Everything was normal including childbirth (induced labor). It was a boy. After his birth, he cried and played with his hands and feet drank milk well. When we first took him home, we were in newborn bliss. Just absolutely in love with him. He was a great baby. After few weeks, we noticed that his movements were reduced and that he cannot lift or control his head even for a little while. Moreover, we observed some abnormalities in his legs and breathing pattern also. The movement of the hands was not significantly affected at first. There was not enough sound when he cried and was very floppy. But there was also laughter and he played with us. We consulted the nearest pediatrician. He said, “The baby does not seem to be normal.