harryballj1 karma2014-08-12 12:38:27 UTC
My son has the exact opposite condition. Inverted pecta-something or other. He is only 6. We take him to a heart specialist for check ups once a year. It really freaked us out when it first became obvious. At age 3 he could eat a bowl of cereal out of the crater while lying down. Fortunately, his dent is growing smaller.
I used to worry constantly about his heart and lungs being too cramped. Now that he swims and plays baseball I worry more about him developing insecurities. Luckily, he is a rockstar. If it bothers him he hasn't shown it yet. Also, now that his lower ribs don't flare out as much it is starting to kind of look like he just has an abnormally nice set of orcs for a 6 year old.
My wife and I would rather he not get his chest cut open to correct a primarily cosmetic condition. Any advice for keeping him up beat and confident when the teenage years come?
You seem to be pretty comfortable with things. Did your parents do anything extra to help your confidence?
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harryballj1 karma2014-04-29 19:54:33 UTC
The name and story are remarkably familiar. Props.
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