We’ll never forget when the doctor came into our hospital room on Christmas Eve day, only eight hours after our daughter was born, and said, “We’re taking Madison to have her head X-rayed because of the indentation on the left side. It may be a fracture that happened while she was going through the birth canal.”
Robin sequence begins with a lower jaw that is either too small or is set back from the upper jaw. This causes the tongue to be pushed backward in the throat, where it can flop back and block the airway. Most infants with Robin sequence also have a cleft palate.