We have completed another round of genetic testing! It feels so good to move ahead with another step in this process.
Beginning of March, the geneticist at Primary Children's ordered a genetic test that wouldn't be so specific and would look at all of Elise's chromosomes to see if there was a deletion or one that wasn't normal.
After some miscommunication, waiting on doctors, waiting on insurance, getting denied by insurance, waiting for doctors to write letters to appeal the denial, then waiting some more for insurance I finally got a phone call a couple weeks ago from Primary Children's that Elise was good to go.
I dropped everything I was doing and excitedly told the kids to get in the van; we were going to the hospital! Over time and through too many not-so-great experiences, I've learned to come super prepared for Elise especially while in waiting rooms. Her compression vest and music are the two most helpful things that soothe her when we are in different settings. Technology is a huge blessing for us! I've loaded Elise's favorite songs onto my phone and although we get a lot of looks, I usually have, "Five Little Monkeys" (her favorite now) or "In Summer" playing from my phone when I know a situation is too overwhelming for her. It is so fascinating to me how calming music is to her.
She did great and it's done! Another couple months and we should get results back.
These are my big helpers who are always looking after Elise. She's sandwiched between some pretty good brothers :)
I LOVE being a mom to my 5 kids; one with special needs. There is no greater joy than being a parent! I love each one individually but this blog will mostly focus on our daughter with special needs and our journey with her. Thanks for reading!