The doctor told me that, due to the early stage of development during my exposure, she could be blind, deaf, hair lipped, have a cleft palate... just to name a few. I was insanely sick, from the moment the chemicals entered my system. At my first doctor visit, I weighed 79 pounds. I finally began to gain weight and topped out at 106, the day she was born. She was beautiful! Everything seemed normal.
From the time she was able to communicate, she told us she could suck air through the top of her mouth. We never could see what she was talking about. When she was 14, a trip to the dentist finally figured it out. As the dentist blew the air in her mouth, to dry it... tiny little pin holes opened up. We were amazed. She could suck air through the roof of her mouth! A trip to the plastic surgeon and an explanation of the extensive work involved to correct it, we decided it was best to leave it alone, unless it caused a problem. It could have been so much worse, but, I've still never been able to forgive myself. I also haven't been the same, since that exposure. It's been years since I've been anywhere near normal. The exposure has caused so many other things. Chemical sensitivities, depression, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and tremors, just to name a few. All this because of a household cleaning product that should have been safe, right? Wrong! Be very aware of what you use in your daily life. It could cause dire consequences! THERE ARE CHEMICALS IN MOST EVERYTHING WE USE. If you don't believe me, just check it out. Make a list of your daily products, makeup, deodorant, shampoo, perfume... Then go to the cosmetic safety database and check them out. Do the same with your cleaning products. You'll be shocked! It should be against the law! Why isn't it?
My frail, pregnant self.