We were blessed with our 5th child, Mateo Tolentino Renteria Oct 21, 2010. I had always noticed that his head shape was different, but his Ped never listened to my concerns until his 6 month well check. He was sent for an x-ray and referred to Dr. Singh (CFS), she diagnosed Mateo with severe sagittal synostosis when he was 8 months old. My world was turned upside down that day, when she mentioned my son needed surgery. Dr Singh referred us with Dr Shafron (NS) which confirmed that our little boy would need surgery! Mateo had a CVR/FOA on August 23, 2010 when he was 10 months old, at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We were in the hospital for 5 days, the nurses just loved my little guy and nicknamed him “Little Tonka”, he was and is a big little guy!
I am thankful that I had the support of Cranio Kids and Cranio Angel Network, they are all my 2nd Family! I truly believe they were God sent! I have been blessed with the wonderful friendships that have become because of our journey! We just celebrated Mateo 1st Cranioversary, and I couldn’t be more prouder of “My Little Tonka”!
Its simply amazing how a child so small can teach you how incredibly strong you are!