Meet Finley! #littlestwarriorwednesday
Finley was diagnosed with a type of Skeletal Dysplasia - also typically referred to as Dwarfism. Skeletal Dysplasias are genetic mutations that result in a spectrum of physical characteristics. There are hundreds of different types (the most common is Achondroplasia).
Finley’s is a mild - less severe - Skeletal Dysplasia (SD) but is not Achondroplasia. Finley’s form of dwarfism is even more rare (which makes her even more special). She is healthy and will be just fine. This was a random mutation that occurred because we have no family history of the condition.
She will always remain on the smaller side when it comes to height.
Like any parent, we have no idea what our child will be like (both physically and behaviorally) when they grow up. So we do not know the specifics on her growth in the future. We just have a “range.” As Finley grows up, she will resemble characteristics of someone with Hypochondroplasia. A similar SD, but can be milder.