Thursday, October 9, 2008

Difficult News...

My nephew Thomas has been diagnosed with a chromosome disorder. Most of you know the situation with my sisters children, if you don't you can shoot me an email and ask. But his adopted mom told my mom about the news, and I emailed her for more information. He has a chromosome 22 microduplicaton, it's very rare but it does explain the medical issues he has struggled with all his life.
As sad as this news is, it also reminds me how thankful I am that God gave Josh and Thomas parents that are completely devoted and capable of dealing with their unique needs, now including this genetic problem. The disease means he will have mild retardation, multiple medical problems including colon issues, hearing/speech issues and others. Also it's likely he could have schizophrenia later in life. They are taking him for more testing early in November. Please remember them in your prayers if you would, they could certainly use some at this time, and please thank God for finding the boys such wonderful parents.

3 comments:

Julie said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Sarah. I will definitely keep all of you in my thoughts.

Tracey said...

Wow-wasn't expecting to find that kind of news when I checked your blog. Keep me posted as you hear more. I finally had time to update my blog. Check it out. TTYL.

Leah said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that. I will keep them in my thoughts