The lab testing for NEMO needs another sample–is this a sign?

I just received an email from Noah’s pediatrician, that the Correlagen lab in Boston is requesting a blood sample of my son, David, because they said they weren’t able to get a DNA sample off of the four cheek swabs that we sent them a few weeks ago.

I find this very interesting…we sent these cheek swabs over a month ago. David’s pediatrician swabbed him for a long time, twice in each cheek.

I think its very possible they found something, and they want a blood sample to confirm it. It’s also possible the sample we sent accidentally got destroyed by the lab and they’re too embarrassed to admit it too–

It’s possible. 🙂

Either way, it’s exciting.

Begin forwarded message:

From: Teddy
Date: April 13, 2012 9:28:40 PM PDT
To: David’s pediatrician
You never know…those cheek swabs had to have been good–

Dr. Cr,

Given how much time has past since we sent the cheek swabs, I wonder if the lab is requesting a blood sample to confirm a positive–you swabbed David’s checks a number of times, and very thoroughly. I can’t believe they didn’t get any dna off of those samples–especially when labs can pull dna off of chewing gums these days–

They might have just asked for a blood sample, and didn’t want to raise any alarm bells so they said it was because they couldnt get dna off of the cheek samples…you swabbed David so many times, I just cant imagine they didn’t get some of his DNA 🙂

I’ve been reading about nemo lately, and it’s such a rare disorder, and its even going to be more rare to have a dominant strain of it, that could be prompting them to take another look. (Most things written about nemo only discuss it as a recessive gene, but we know from that science paper sent to us from the lab in the netherlands, that nemo does have a dominant version.)

Either way, it’s very exciting. Hopefully, David can get on ivig therapy, sooner than later. I think IVIG will improve his overall quality of being–

Thanks again for everything–

Teddy 🙂

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Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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