Monday, August 1, 2016

Answers. Sort Of.

I don't really have much in the way of pictures for updates. I haven't been taking as many lately because the kids have just been running me ragged. We also lost our sweet Jess to cancer last week  and it's been a rough time for everyone.

This week feels new in a strange way. Andy and I fought a lot yesterday and somehow I feel like we got to a place of understanding about a lot of things. One thing we both discovered - or maybe I did... I think Andy knew this about himself - is that the disarray in our house is driving us both bonkers. We took some time together and brought Evie in to clean up the living room, and just that one small task has helped tremendously. Hopefully we can just go room to room and start getting things together. We need to sell our house eventually, but for now it would be nice to just be able to move around in it.

In other news, we finally got all of Andrew's metabolic and genetic tests back. Everything was normal, including fragile X and his cholesterol. This isn't an exhaustive list, but it's a start. Next up we have a kit to do cheek swabs so they can do a microarray test, which will tell us of any tiny chromosomal abnormalities. Most of those wouldn't be named syndromes, but they'd take down his symptoms and features and note his specific anomaly and check it against their database of other tiny anomalies. That may come back completely normal as well. The good thing is that without a metabolic or genetic syndrome of some sort, we have lots of hope. Not that we wouldn't have any, but there are general courses some of those things take, and with just a delay, it could turn around at any time.