MKE is back in the CA!
Meghan King Edmonds recently returned to California so that her 1-year-old son Hart could receive intensive therapy from the NAPA Center in Los Angeles after he was diagnosed with minor Periventricular Leukomalacia, which has resulted in "irreversible brain damage" for her child.
Unfortunately, Meghan and Hart's three-week-long trip did not get off to a good start, she shared in her Instagram Story on Saturday, August 18. "We made [it] to Manhattan Beach! The flight was a nightmare, he screamed most of the way (4 hours) and didn't sleep a lick. We landed at 7 p.m. EST (3 hours past his 6 p.m. CST bedtime). It took us an additional 2.5 hours to get luggage, rental car, and drive to our place," Meghan said. "He went to sleep at 10 p.m. EST (he's never had this little sleep in his life) and woke at 6:15 a.m. with a dry diaper (he wouldn't drink on the plane). I'm so happy I got here a full day in advance of therapy to settle in [because] we both need it!"
By the next day, Meghan and Hart were all smiles as they enjoyed that California sunshine while playing out in the backyard of where they're staying. "I can't believe it, but this is Hart's first time ever [in] California," Meghan shared in a video showing her son playing outside in her Instagram Story. "Hartie, are you a California baby now?"
This isn't Meghan's first time back in the OC since she exited The Real Housewives of Orange County after Season 12. Meghan will make an appearance this season of RHOC, currently airing Tuesdays at 9/8c.
Meghan, who is also mom to Hart's twin brother Hayes and his 2-year-old sister Aspen, also explained how the treatment she is seeking for Hart will hopefully help with his brain condition. "Can't wait to get those stiff joints a [little] intensive physical therapy while his brain is still so young and plastic and able to form new pathways so he can walk 'typically!'" she said in her Instagram Story.
The RHOC alum has kept fans updated on her son's journey, including visits to a chiropractor, a dive in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and exploring the possibility of using Aspen's stem cells to treat him.