My son Hayden (5) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 2.5. And just recently hit with muscular dystrophy diagnosis. Just wondering if there is anyone else with a son with type 1 diabetes…Continue
my son has dmd so i know a good bit of what you are going thru. He was diagnosed in 09 when he was 4 years old. I wont lie it is a long road ahead of you. If you would like to know more feel free to email me on here or u can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi Amelia. Yes Liam was symptomatically diagnosed a month ago. We had our first appointment with our local muscle clinic in Cape Town, South Africa last week where we met the team that would be caring for Liam. We are now just waiting for his DNA test results and see a genetic counsellor early December to get the lowdown. The testing that is available locally is only able to detect large deletions so if the results come back inconclusive he will need to go in for a biopsy. His next appointment is in early Feb. He has been put on Vitamin D and the prophylactic enalapril for his heart. Steroids will start in 6 months to a year. It has been so incredibly hard. Liam is our only child and we have been trying for a 2nd for the last 2 years. In a way I am very grateful as if I had brought another son into the world with this disease I don't know how I would have coped. The fact that there are parents on this site with 2 and sometimes 3 children with DMD is just heart rending.
Amelia, I sent you a message. Once u complete the dna sequencing test Duchenne connect has people available to help understand the results, they provide alot of information and guidance. Hope this helps. You are welcome to reach out to me. You are not alone. GOD bless.