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Mighty Matthew Cech

Mighty Matthew Cech

My name is Terry and my wife is Lisa. Matthew is the youngest of our three sons. Matthew was born at 37 weeks weighing 7 lbs 3 1/2 oz and 20 inches long. He was perfectly normal at birth. Matthew was a happy baby and hardly ever cried. He grew fine until about six months of age. He weighed 20 pounds at his six month check up and was meeting all of his milestones .

At his one year old checkup, his pediatrician noticed that he had plateaued on his growth chart. Matthew weighed 19 pounds. Matthew had stopped growing. Matthew stopped gaining weight and has severe abdominal bloating and constipation. This was the first sign of something being wrong with Matthew. Matthew also did not walk until he was 19 1/2 months old. Even now, he prefers to sit.

Matthew would get abdominal bloating every day and went away when…

My Journal

     Matthew is enjoying His freshman year of High School. He has a shortened day, along with an online course and independent study.      He just celebrated his 14th Birthday on November 6th. We had a small family party at home. He enjoyed some of his favorite mango sorbet. Thanks to everyone who sent him Birthday cheer. He loves reading all of his cards, letters and postcards from around the world.     We will be traveling back to Boston the week after Thanksgiving for several appointments and some routine tests. He will also be picking up his new power wheelchair with SmartDrive.      He is looking forward to the upcoming Holiday Season.