Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So Blake officially has Alagille's syndrome. Well, they're 99% sure that he does, but that's pretty high odds. I decided to try to promote the awareness of it, so I've made a facebook group. There's no prevention, but there are a lot of people who have it and don't even know, since the symptoms are so mild. But if they have it, they have a 50/50 chance of passing it onto their kids, and it may not be so mild in them. The sooner they know it could be a possibility, the sooner things can start being treated and help out. Plus it'd just be nice for people to know what the disease is. And it'd also be nice for cashiers and other strangers to stop telling me that he looks jaundiced. "Thanks, it's the liver disease."

Anyway, his form of it doesn't seem too bad. He's jaundiced and he's got the congenital heart defect, but right now none of it seems too serious. We're very lucky for that, there are a lot of kids out there not so lucky. Oh, and he's 10 lbs 3.3 oz, completely naked. :D

This is him on the way back from Gainesville. He's such a sweetie. :)


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