Family

Therapy, School, Feelings

We had our annual ARD for Joseph and John to discuss their school and therapy needs. Joseph’s therapy needs We will be continuing speech therapy at school one time a week. We will continue working on the letters S/SH, J, & K. I feel there is another letter, but honestly, I am drawing a blank … Read moreTherapy, School, Feelings

Another Diagnosis & potential surgery

A lot has been going on with the new year and getting appointments set up, doctors seen and making sure all supplies for John have been properly ordered. So I have spent a lot of time on the phone. Some days I feel like I am slowly losing it but I know I have to … Read moreAnother Diagnosis & potential surgery

Doctors and more

We had some appointments over the past few days with different doctors. Here is a summary of our visits. Over the past few years, I have connected with other parents whose children have Catel-Manzke syndrome. Some of the questions were based on issues with their children. There is a soon to be 24yr old, 14yr … Read moreDoctors and more

Catel-Manzke Syndrome: Our Journey

The road to adding John to our family was a long and difficult one. Thomas and I actually just decided to start trying right before Joseph turned 2 yrs old. Right as we decided is when we learned we were having our first of┬áseveral miscarriages. We finally learned we would be welcoming a healthy child … Read moreCatel-Manzke Syndrome: Our Journey

Kids with Catel-Manzke Syndrome

On Thursday, Sept 21st, John & Lillian were finally able to meet. Last year Lillian’s mom, Rebecca, reached out to me after her daughter was diagnosed with Catel-Manzke syndrome. It was an awesome feeling to finally be able to share with someone some of the concerns with John. Lillian is about 5 while John is … Read moreKids with Catel-Manzke Syndrome

Hurricane Harvey

Some of you may know, I have recently started helping admin a group that is globally known. It is Mom of Trach Babies. This is a support group for parents of trached children. I have been apart of this group for quite some time. However, recently I became apart of the admin team. Since I … Read moreHurricane Harvey

School Year has begun

We’ve started school as of Monday! It has been busy with getting all the items the school needs for each kid. All the forms that every school needs is coming home and I have been busy filling them out. Also there are some more forms John needs to start with speech at school, and having … Read moreSchool Year has begun

Sleep Study Results

  Joseph started 1st grade this year. He was all excited to go. It seemed like he was trying to tell Thomas, John, & I all to leave the room as soon as we walked in. His most exciting thing from the first day was in Science class was they mixed Lemon soda with pixie … Read moreSleep Study Results

It’s an Official Diagnosis!

We have some great news to share with everyone. It is no longer speculation that John has Catel-Manzke Syndrome. Now we know it. Recently in December we gave blood to a case study in Houston on Skeletal Dysplasia. Turns out there was a publication on Catel-Manzke Syndrome that determined that a TDGS gene deformation is the cause for Catel-Manzke Syndrome. The people with the case study examined John’s blood and discovered he has this deformation in the gene.

Read moreIt’s an Official Diagnosis!