Little Emily Dover has finally been diagnosed with Addison’s disease an adrenal gland disorder after years of tests.
While other little girls her age worry about dolls and ice-cream, Emily at two years old had to deal with problems most children her age wouldn’t have heard of or been able to understand – puberty.
Emily Dover, from New South Wales in Australia, was only a little two years old when she started to develop breast buds, strong body odour and cystic acne.
After the doctors from Paediatric Acute Care Unit in Wyong Hospital, Australia tested Emily, they discovered her hormones were as though she was a pregnant woman. Emily was diagnosed with central precocious puberty and Addison’s disease,
Addison’s disease is a long-term endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough steroid hormones.
Her mum, Tam Dover, told Mirror Online her beautiful daughter is now body conscious and aware that she is not like other kids her age.
“It’s difficult to explain to her what is happening, She knows she’s different, she knows she’s much bigger than other children“.
As a result of her aggressive treatment, Emily will be going through the menopause stage, She is expected to experience the same debilitating symptoms that normally affect women in their 50s.
The family who isn’t entitled to health care has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the “astronomical” costs of her daughter’s treatments and medical care.