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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

It's been a couple of months since we've updated this site. The holidays and New Year came quickly this past year and we were very busy during this time.We went to Boston the end of November and had 8 appointments at 3 different hospitals MGH, Boston Children's and Children's at Waltham. Matthew saw GI, Physical Therapy, Endocrine, Complex Care, Metabolism, Cardiology, Pulmonolgy and Occupational Therapy plus had several tests done.All of the appointments went well. Matthew's doctors were pleased with how well he looked and was doing. He had gained a little bit of weight and grown a little taller in the last several months.Summary of our appointments:1) Pulmonary and Cardiology testing were stable. No significant change from last year.We don't have to see them for another year.2)…