(Update) IAmA now 21 year old Male diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2 at 18 Months. AMA!
Hello all, I'm still here! It's been nearly 3 years since my last AMA but I figured I'd let you all know how it's progressed and that things are actually pretty good! I have now moved out on my own into an apartment and have gotten meds for my depression/ADD. I am a fair bit weaker and need more care, but I'm still kicking.
I was born a normal child, or so my parents thought. I was growing normally until I was about a year old to where I was still crawling and not even close to walking. By 18 months I was still crawling and my knees were starting to drag on the floor. My parents knew something was wrong and took me to a Doctor a had me get a muscle biopsy. It was then I was diagnosed with my disease. As I aged my state progressively worsened. By the age of 4 I was confined to a wheelchair. At 14 I was cut off from solid foods and am now fed liquids at night through a small gastric tube in my stomach. I am typing this using the on-screen keyboard with a mouse as using a keyboard is nigh impossible for me. I do type a bit slowly but I will answer any questions, just give me time!
Updated Proof: http://imgur.com/eIOfD1v