A two-year-old girl identified as having a rare dwarfism weighed only 7 lbs. and must wear clothes that fit the baby. Due to the unusual disease known as Microcephaly Type II Primary Dwarfism, Abigail Lee of Louisiana will only reach about 24 inches tall. Her mother, Emily Lee, 25, first learned that her baby wasn’t growing at a normal rate during pregnancy and when Abigail was born by caesarean section, she weighed just 2 pounds 9 ounces.
Abigail will still weigh 7 pounds on her birthday because she is gaining 2 grams daily from 1 ounce. I’m not sure what we’ll do when she’s old enough to tell me she doesn’t want to wear panties any longer because she only fits in baby clothes.
She consumes food normally, but because of her stature, she is unable to do many things that a two-year-old could. Kids her age’s toys pale in comparison to her. She can sit on the table and chairs she has set up for her Barbies.
Mom Abigail said when I was pregnant, she was always three weeks behind in her development. I had a cesarean section at 36 weeks and she was moved straight into intensive care. She still does everything normally, breathes and eats well but is tiny. At the time, we had never heard of this dwarfism and had no idea what it was. For months, I searched for someone who had experienced a similar ailment and could provide assistance.
Abigail wasn’t officially diagnosed until she was 8 weeks old, even though her parents knew she was growing significantly slower than usual. During that time, Abigail was hospitalized but she was finally allowed to return home with her mother, Bryan, 25, and sister Samantha, 4.
She is healthy but she has complications because she was born with a dislocated hip and she cannot walk but she can crawl and she is in therapy. And she also has very poor eyesight so we had a hard time finding the right glasses for her
‘It’s difficult to strike a balance between a child with special needs and a child with no need because Samantha knows her sister needs more help. But fortunately our eldest daughter always loves and helps her in everything. Always play with e. No matter what, we are happy to have children in our lives. As long as children live healthy and happy, parents will try harder.