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Meghan King Edmonds Shared That Her Son Is Trying Another Kind of Treatment for His "Irreversible Brain Damage" Diagnosis

The RHOC alum opened up about what's next for Hart.

By Jocelyn Vena
meghan-king-edmonds with twins

Since revealing her son's recent diagnosis, Meghan King Edmonds has been keeping fans up to date about how she's treating her son's condition. In addition to a visit to the chiropractor, The Real Housewives of Orange County alum and 13-month-old Hart are also trying out treatment in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber for the "irreversible brain damage" caused by minor Periventricular Leukomalacia.

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According to her Instagram Stories, they've completed a few rounds of the treatment this week. She first shared the news on Wednesday (July 17), via Us Weekly: “Hart and I are taking our first dive in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The goal is with repeated and regular ‘dives’ his brain cells get so much oxygen/life that they ‘awaken,’ loosen his tight leg muscles and allow the neuropathways to fire away!”

Meghan revealed that she goes inside the tent-like structure with her toddler. “Not much space!" she revealed. "But we did it! First dive complete, 50 minutes in this tight space with a 13-month-old. Day one takeaway: Less hard toys when your baby loves to throw balls at your face from a distance of 3 inches.”


Earlier this month, the RHOC alum, who is also mom to Hart's twin, Hayes, as well as big sister Aspen, confirmed her son's diagnosis on her personal blog amid reports about husband Jim Edmonds' rumored affair. Now, she's focused on what's next for her and her family. "I explained to Jimmy how we are not somehow compromised or punished for having a child with special needs (whatever that may or may not mean!), we are BLESSED," she wrote in her blog. "I will go on about this another time but just know that I do not see his diagnosis as anything but a gift: we were chosen to take on this special person. I truly feel as if we’ve doubled down and won the underdog hand. Truly."

She added, "This doesn’t mean his diagnosis isn’t a challenge… or a little bit sad, or that I don’t feel a little bit guilty. Because yes – just yes – to all of those things. I pray for a miracle and I grapple with how to navigate his life. Thirteen days after his diagnosis I finally put these thoughts to paper. This is a heavy challenge as a mother: where do we go from here? This is where: one foot in front of the other."

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