Today, you were diagnosed with pectus excavatum. We have noticed over the past couple of weeks that the middle part of your chest sinks in pretty far at times and just seems flimsy, and upon investigation at last week's PT session, Maria said that she couldn't find your sternum. She gave me a lot of info on pectus excavatum and told me to ask your pediatrician about it at today's appt. As soon as I asked her about it, she confirmed the physical therapist's suspicions and said that you did indeed have this congenital deformity. The lack of strength in your trunk area seems to be causing the defect to be more pronounced, but we hope that with continued therapy and exercises, it will start to develop better over time. This is one more puzzle piece, Nate...and we are still praying for you diligently. You are special to us, my son.
I love you Nathan. I am thankful for you. You are special to us, my son. Happy 4 months!