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Meghan King & Jim Edmonds' Son Shows Huge Progress After "Irreversible Brain Damage" Diagnosis

Check out the RHOC alum's son Hart doing something major for the first time.

By Jocelyn Vena
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Nearly one year after Meghan King Edmonds confirmed that son Hart had been diagnosed with "irreversible brain damage; it’s called PVL," dad Jim Edmonds has shared a video of the progress the tot, who turns 2 this June, has made.

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"Hart climbing up in to the truck for the first time. Doing better than ever. I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was the wrong side and his sisters car seat!" Jim wrote on Instagram this week, adding,  "Still facing backwards. Go Hart go. Proud dad."

Jim's rep, Steve Honig, told The Daily Dish in a statement "that Jim was so happy to see how much progress Hart has made lately."

Hart is one of three kids Meghan and Jim have together, including twin brother Hayes and older sister Aspen. Their three kids split their time between their parents following their separation last year and are currently in St. Louis with Jim.

Meghan and Jim have often been by Hart's side as he seeks treatment. She reflected on the diagnosis in an emotional blog post last July. 

"[Hart was diagnosed with] minor Periventricular Leukomalacia on both sides of his brain (namely the white matter), but more so on his right. She said that this explains all of my concerns: the rigidity in his muscles, the (somewhat) delayed physical milestones, the lack of fluidity with arm and leg movements, the stiffness in joints, the weakness in his lower back, the somewhat favored use of his right side. She told me this mainly occurs in premies and since he was not a premie (he was born at 37 weeks gestation) she believes this damage somehow occurred 'a couple months before he was born.' She explained that he is at risk for being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and will be monitored."

The Real Housewives of Orange County alums confirmed their separation after five years of marriage in October 2019.

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