Thursday, April 5, 2007

Genetics Update

We are back from seeing the Geneticist. He did a pretty thorough examination of Peyton. Since she's already had all sorts of genetics tests done, he said they need to go back to the books and search databases for rare disorders. He did have some blood drawn to test for a couple other disorders but it's a long-shot. He said there is also a study that could be done on her which is even more detailed. However, in order to have this test done, you have to be a part of a clinical research group, so Peyton was added to the list. I am not sure when the study begins, but we'll find out. This afternoon the doctor was going to discuss Peyton's case with his colleagues to get the opinions of those doctors. I guess they have these conferences periodically. Also, he is going on sabbatical for a year. That was news. However, he said that he would try to stay on her case while he was off. He told me not to be discouraged...they will figure it out. It just might be a while. He said it can sometimes be just as frustrating for them as it is for the parents when dealing with something so rare. He does believe that she has some syndrome. She has too many things going on with her to not be some sort of syndrome. We'll have the test results in a few weeks. I'll keep you informed.

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