Friday, January 23, 2009

Update on Andrew.....

For those of you following Andrew I wanted to try and give you an update as to what is going on here. First off, I received an email from Dr.F. (Philly Dr) and he was in contact with Dr.B. (VT Dr.) about getting the muscle that Andrew had biopsied when he was first diagnosed. We thought that was already done after our first trip but apparently Dr.B didn't do it so Dr.F. got a hold of him on his own and requested it. They want to look at this to make sure that they don't see any other conditions with the muscle that could also be contributing to his weakness. Second, is that when we go back down to Philly in March, they will do a gene slide to look at Andrew's entire DNA. This will look at ALL genetic flaws and if there IS something else genetically going on, they will find it with this test. We did have his autism screening done and they found him to not be on the spectrum based on his ability to be extremely social. What came out of that appointment is that the school and us have reported that Andrew stares off once in awhile. They want to make sure Andrew is not having seizures when this is happening so we have to go for an EEG on Feb. 3rd. We also have to go for a sleep study on Jan. 29th. So that's the update as for now. Things are always changing so I will do my best to keep you all informed!

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Thanks for the update!

Mama to a diva said...

Thanks for the update. Andrew is always in my prayers!