We also saw Charlotte's geneticist on Wed. We will be participating in a study about Cerebellar Hypoplasia through a Harvard physician in Boston. It involves sending blood samples from the 3 of us. The geneticist also gave us her take on whether Charlotte's Cerebellar Hypoplasia could be caused by the hemorrhage/stroke, or whether she believes it to be genetic in origin. She said based on her evaluation of Charlotte's most recent MRI that she feels the symmetry of the formation of her brain is related to a genetic problem. So, a 25% chance of more children having the same problem, if she is correct. This is something we knew was possible, but she is the first person to tell us she believes she knows the cause. It makes our decisions a bit harder, but hopefully with time, more answers will come. Until then, one day at a time.
Here is Charlotte in her 4th of July dress (a few weeks ago) from Grandma Valorie. The only reason she didn't wear it ON the 4th is becasue Mommy was in KS and Daddy forgot about it in her closent.
- Mommy and Family