From my day of conception I was extremely sick a vomited every single minute of every single day! And this carried on until the day of Jacks birth! I went for my first scan and 12 weeks and it was spotted straight away something wasn’t right.
Doctors could pinpoint exactly what was wrong because Jack would always hide his right hand. Eventually I was told he was either missing fingers or his fingers were fused on that right hand. It was now just a waiting game until he was born until I knew for sure exactly what was wrong. I was closely monitored and regularly scanned to check his progress and his growth and all seemed fine except for this hand he was still hiding! Monkey lol! So it came to the awful 3 day back to back labour and he was finally born a tiny 5lb 7 oz! And that’s when the doctors flooded in and swarmed around my tiny little boy.
It turned out Jack had ABS to his right hand and he only has a deformed and misshapen thumb and a extremely skinny little finger with absolutely nothing in between. So he has no grip in that hand at all on has a pinser movement which he struggles with very much. He was operated on when he was 1 to try and make the gap in between this fingers a bit bigger and deeper to make his hand span a bit more useful but this operation didn’t change a lot really to be honest.
Jack is now nearly 5 and he does do very well but of course there is a limit to what he can do. He will not have anymore treatment as he has no building blocks, there no knuckles or bone structure to build him anymore fingers etc. I feel very lucky to have Jack as my son and he’s an inspiration to all. He has his good days and his bad days where he struggles and gets very frustrated and gives up but all in all he’s doing very well.
I am glad I’ve found this website after all these years because I always thought ABS was rare but I’m happy to have read all these amazing stories.