I got a phone call from Vanderbilt genetics a little while ago. I didn't even hear it ring, but seeing the 615 area code, and remembering it's been about 5 or 6 weeks since we sent out the genetics tests, I just knew it was the Menkes results. Without delay, I listened to the message, and... "Magdalyn does NOT have the genetic mutation for Menkes" HALLELUJAH!! This is the very progressive, death within the first couple of years, miserable disease. And, my daughter doesn't have it!! I was careful to listen to the entire message, and the doctor repeated a couple of times that the test was negative. I'm glad it didn't leave me in question. I called Shawn right away! Even though neither of us really thought this was a strong possibility, the weight that was lifted was amazing. It's not that I was worried about it, but knowing she wasn't given that death sentence was extremely freeing. I wanted to shout it from the roof top. MAGGIE DOES NOT HAVE MENKES! Even though we would like answers to know what's going on, I would take no answer any day over the alternative with this test.
p.s. She has been a cooky little smiley bug the past few days! And, she was really strong lifting her neck while on her tummy at PT today!