I got the call from Genetics this morning. Nathan’s chromosome test and Fragile X test came back normal.
I have to say, I am a bit surprised because I really thought FX might better explain my little mystery man. So, at this point we are left with Autism/PDD-NOS as a diagnosis.
The one thing I have learned through the last 6 months (less 4 days!) is that Fragile X does not get the attention it needs. Parents need to know that it might be a possibility. A genetics test should be ordered for EVERY child who has a developmental delay or a diagnosis of autism. I live in Canada, where we get these tests at no charge, so I guess that is ‘easy for me to say’. However, I want to continue to push for Fragile X awareness, to try to give back to the community that has given me so much strength and support over one of the more difficult times in our lives.
So, don’t be surprised to see little reminders, news reports and other tidbits on Fragile X on this blog. If you are looking for really relevant, good information, please visit Beth over at http://fragilex.wordpress.com I love her blog & she was one of my first blog readers, so her family has a special place in my heart.
Remember too, 30% of kids with Fragile X have a dual diagnosis of autism. I think these conditions are linked, it’s just going to take the geneticists time to find it.