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Former ‘Real Housewives Of Orange County’ Star Reveals Baby Son Has ‘Irreversible Brain Damage’

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Former “Real Housewives” star Meghan King Edmonds revealed her 13-month-old son suffers from periventricular leukomalacia.

Hayes most likely suffered “irreversible brain damage” before he was born, according to a report published Friday by Page Six.

PVL is a brain injury found most commonly in premature babies. The injury occurs when there is “damage to the white matter around the fluid-filled ventricles of the brain. White matter transmits messages between different nerve cells and parts of the brain,” according to the Boston Children’s Hospital.

“From the minute he was born I knew something was different with Hart,” the “Real Housewives” star wrote in a blog about the boy as a baby. “The nurses struggled to straighten his legs to measure his length. He suckled hard, shallow, and often until I bled and he spit up black.” (RELATED: Anthony Scaramucci’s Wife May Be Joining ‘Real Housewives Of New York City’)

” …well, I knew. I always knew. I just knew…,” she continued.

The diagnosis came as a surprise to the family, but Edmonds revealed her and her husband are working on staying positive.

“I explained to Jimmy how we are not somehow compromised or punished for having a child with special needs (whatever that may or may not mean!), we are BLESSED,” she wrote. “I will go on about this another time but just know that I do not see his diagnosis as anything but a gift: we were chosen to take on this special person.”