Thumbs up...so far so good. Brandon was in great spirits and did very well considering the long drive and lengthy visit.
Playing with mommy as we wait in the exam room.
The doctor came in shortly after Brandon was hiding in the cabinet. Dr. Hopkin was so friendly. He greeted Brandon and kneeled down to listen to his heart and check him out as Brandon continued sitting inside the cabinet.
So...here's what we know so far. After the doctor had reviewed Brandon's history he thought of a syndrome called Opitz syndrome. He thought Brandon might qualify for this based on his reported features. After having laid eyes on Brandon, the doctor said he was shifting his thoughts towards a different syndrome called Aarskog syndrome. Brandon has very short, pudgy fingers and toes, in addition to other features which are present in this particular syndrome. Cleft lip and palate are sometimes associated with syndromes and sometimes not. Nothing has been decided. The doctor took some pictures of Brandon and will meet with his team to share and discuss further. Afterwards he will order an extensive genetic blood test to see if any specific markers show up. It is possible Brandon has one of these suspected syndromes or none. It is also possible he has something that has not yet been discovered. Regardless, those findings are more beneficial for the genetics team and their research. Whatever the outcome, it won't change who our little guy is. I love EVERYTHING about him, including his pudgy, short fingers and toes. We will continue to love, talk, read, and play with him daily...stimulating him developmentally.