August 5, 2018 Beautifully Different, Children 0

Beautifully Different – Trey

Beautifully Different

A Project Celebrating Differences and Triumphs

Trey is Beautifully Different

Meet Trey! Trey is an amazing 3 year old little boy who is full of energy and love! This sweet boy has torticollis, left hip dysplasia, a descended Cerebellum, and was just diagnosed with a Global Developmental Delay. Trey also has sensory issues, especially when eating. One thing that immediately stood about to me about Trey, is his incredibly smile! He is like a ray of sunshine! Trey is Beautifully Different!

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The Diagnosis

Torticollis

Trey’s Mom had a completely typical pregnancy with him.  At her last pre-natal checkup her doctor said he wouldn’t be surprised if i went into labor the next day… and she did! As it turned out, Trey flipped in utero and was breech. So they had to have a emergency c section. After a few weeks Trey was diagnosed with Torticollis. (a condition in which the head becomes persistently turned to one side, often associated with painful muscle spasms.) He underwent a few weeks of physical therapy, which Trey did not respond well to. After month of screaming and Trey being uncomfortable I decided to pull him from physical therapy and looked to a neurologist for more help.

Developmental Delay & Sensory Issues

A little later his family noticed Trey was not hitting his milestones. Had a hard time sitting up, using his left side and he started walking late,his speech was also delayed. Trey does speak a little today, and is thriving with the help of sign language and imitation! Trey also has feeding issues do to sensory. Everything has to be soft and cut (nothing crunchy or of tough texture).

Hip Dysplasia

Trey has left hip dysplasia and wears ankle-foot orthosis. Trey was showing low muscle tone and had breath holding spells until he passes out. These spells of holding his breath still take place today if he feels pain, hurt, or due to any of his sensory issues. Trey does not like shower/baths. He does not like to wait or stand still or even doors closed. After a MRI it was shown that Trey’s cerebellum had a decent of 7. His family is still working with a neurologist for a repeat MRI to see what exactly going on.

At this time Trey does Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy to advance his skills and help him reach his maximum potential!

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Smart. Well-Mannered. Tough.

Trey is such an amazing little boy! He started Special Education Preschool through his local school system the last 6 months of last year. His Mom was terrified letting him go after him being in full time care with her but he adjusted well and loved school! He has the opportunity to attend a typical school setting where PT, OT, and ST assist him there as well. Trey did so well at his photo shoot and had TONS of energy! He cooperated well and showed off his amazing smile!

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About the Author

Kathy Rogers: A Michigan native but currently residing and working in Northeast Ohio. She married the love of her life at the ripe old age of 22 and they have two beautiful children as well as 2 dogs and 3 cats!


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