Today Annabelle met with Dr. McCormick, her pediatrician for the first time. It's hard to believe that she's 3 week's and 1 day old today and has been out of the hospital for 1 week. She is really doing wonderfully. WE ARE SO BLESSED!!
My name is Annabelle and I was born on July 29, 2009 into a loving family. I am very lucky to have two older brothers (Jack and Benjamin) who LOVE me very much. I was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. I had two major surgeries during my first week of life. My back closure surgery was the day I was born and I had a shunt inserted into my head 5 days later. I have since had 4 shunt revisions.
If you have questions about Spina Bifida or my condition, please feel free to e-mail my parents at: firstname.lastname@example.org.