There are few things stronger than a mother’s intuition. The strength of this “knowing” is so deep, in fact, that it could be life-saving. That was certainly the case with Jayla and her mom, Becky.
Jayla’s orthopedist was unconvinced that Jayla’s feet were her only concern and referred her to a geneticist. By 18 months, Jayla's appetite and overall health were rapidly declining, and yet, she was starting to grow very tall. Her feet got significantly worse and Becky started seeing floaters in Jayla’s eyes.
At follow up genetics appointments, they were finally able connect some dots due to Jayla's drastic changes. This led to identifying Marfan syndrome as the condition that had been challenging Jayla’s health. She was sent to a cardiologist, but when they were told there was nothing to worry about with Jayla’s heart, Becky’s intuition kicked in again. Even after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, the back and forth went on for months, despite no real success with her treatment.