Types of Pfeiffer Syndrome
It has been studied that these syndromes are related in crazy ways. Pfeiffer Syndrome is a horrible disease which can be received in 3 different forms. As of right now studies have shown type l, type ll and of course type lll. These different types of Pfeiffer syndrome’s all have relations to each other however type l of course is the mildest form, children born with type one Pfeiffer syndrome normally have normal intelligence. They do not look drastically different than the everyday person; they usually have bigger eye sockets and a wider gap between the eyes. This is of course a very sad conclusion, but it is nothing compared to what will come with both type ll and type lll. Children with type l can live an almost normal life, with of course some difficulties and impossibilities. I do not like speaking about this because I have myself had a child with Pfeiffer syndrome and it breaks my heart, but if you are indeed in need of advice also have a child with this syndrome than I really want to give you all of the knowledge I have about the matter. They have impossibilities such as having a social life, love, being in public without being stared at, and the list continues.
Type ll Pfeiffer syndrome is the worst case, born with a clover shaped skull. These children offer suffer from lack of intelligence, never quite growing up. They also have a much greater chance of passing away at a young age. This is sad because these children never quite had a life to start with. Their eyes are also almost shut; they have a hard time speaking and don’t cry often.
Type lll Pfeiffer syndrome is another of the worst cases, with a skull that looks as if though he or she has a cone on top of its head. This not being quite like type all however the mentalities of the two are almost the same.
I just want to say that the moms out there that have children with Pfeiffer syndrome are not alone, while it is a very rare disease there are other parent’s that have had this problem. It is not because you did something wrong, it is not because you accidentally drank that soda and had that pizza while being pregnant, it simply happens when the sperm enters the egg in a certain way. You do not have the gene of Pfeiffer syndrome and neither did him or hers father, the gene is made when the sperm enters the egg. It is sad, but it can happen to anybody when they least expect it. However don’t look at it as a curse, if you do the baby will never have a chance at life. Only 100,000 babies have ever been reported to have Pfeiffer syndrome, this means throughout time! So treat it as if you are being tested, your strength as a mother goes a long ways and you were chosen to try to help this pore soul.