Tag: genetics

L1CAM Family

I never thought I would see the day of being able to meet other families that walk in my shoes daily.  For so long I begged and pleaded with God to help me find someone…surely I can’t be the only one in the world?

Hope Anchors The Soul

I am numb.  I don’t have any words of wisdom or encouragement for myself or to give anyone this very minute. My brain is trying to stay positive but in my heart I know that another battle is about to begin.  I know God will be with me through this. There is no doubt about that. I am just scared.  We received some bad news and I am having a hard time taking it all in.

Spastic Paraplegic (SPG1)/Shuffling Gait

Hereditary spastic paraplegia  is a general term for an expanding group of rare genetic disorders characterized by slowly progressive weakness (paraplegia) and increased muscle tone and stiffness (spasticity) of leg muscles. Other symptoms can occur in the pure subtypes including bladder dysfunction or abnormal sensations in the lower legs or feet. HSP is classified as “complex” or “complicated” if additional symptoms are present such as an inability to coordinate voluntary movements (ataxia), seizures, intellectual disability, skin disease, dementia, and hearing and vision abnormalities. Individual forms of HSP are caused by a mutation to a specific gene. 

X-linked Hydrocephlaus

X-linked hydrocephalus (L1 syndrome)

**September is Hydrocephalus Awareness month**

Hydrocephalus is referred to as water on the brain.  The water is called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a clear liquid that is produced in the 4 ventricles (cavities) of the brain.

My boys were diagnosed with Hydrocephalus at birth.

Congenital hydrocephalus accounts for approximately 50% of all forms of hydrocephalus.

Just another ER visit…..

It has been a full day at the Emergency Room at the Children’s Hospital.  I do not understand why things happen the way that they do but there is a reason of some sort for it.  I am looking for answers.  I want to know why my child is hurting and no one can fix this problem.

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