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Gabriel Elkins- 6 M/O Baby with Panhypopituitrism

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Gabriel is the six month old son of a friend of mine. He is suffering from Panhypopituitrism, which in the simplest terms means that his body does not produce essential hormones on its own. Every day for the rest of his life, he will need to take over 5 different medications and hormone therapies in order to grow at a “normal” pace. This condition is considered a side effect of Agenisis of the Corpus Callosum (a brain deformity). He also is delaying developmentally, so Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy are a must! Unfortunately, doctors are STILL learning about this condition, so many of his medications, tests, and procedures are experimental studies…so the parent’s health insurance will no longer cover a majority of these.

Gabriel Elkins- 6 M/O Baby with Panhypopituitrism

Gabriel is the six month old son of a friend of mine. He is suffering from Panhypopituitrism, which in the simplest terms means that his body does not produce essential hormones on its own. Every day for the rest of his life, he will need to take over 5 different medications and hormone therapies in order to grow at a “normal” pace. This condition is considered a side effect of Agenisis of the Corpus Callosum (a brain deformity). He also is delaying developmentally, so Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy are a must! Unfortunately, doctors are STILL learning about this condition, so many of his medications, tests, and procedures are experimental studies…so the parent’s health insurance will no longer cover a majority of these.

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