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#1 of 9 Old 10-24-2007, 02:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The person who called is filling in so I feel like got very vague information but Andrew's skin biopsy did come back positive.
She said they are still waiting on lots of the tests and have ordered new ones based on these results. I'm confused a bit as I thought we were doing skin to rule in and out things definitively. Mixed feelings about this but over-all what I want is answers and some I'm glad it looks like we may get them from skin.

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Oh boy Rachelle, I am sure you have a mixture of emotions right now. I am sorry you didn't get more clear info I know that is always hard too. I am happy though that it sounds like you won't have to do the muscle biopsy if I read that correct. That is what I have been praying for! Keep us updated!
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She didn't give you any specifics? That stinks. I hope you hear something soon.


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Oh Rachelle!
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I don't know what this all means, exactly. But, I am thinking of you, my friend.

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I hope you get some good answers soon too! Did they give you a time frame in regards to when the other tests would be done, what they'd be, and when the 'regular' person comes back? Again, thinking of you and hoping for some good answers.

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Definitely frustrating that she didn't have specifics, but it sounds like results are in the works. I hope you get some good answers soon.

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Thanks. I hoped to get a call back today with more specific information but they didn't call. Maybe tomorrow. Katie (mamaverdi) did talk with me so I think I have a clearer understanding now. (Thank you Katie!

It sounds like what has happened is they have narrowed Andrew's issue down to a certain area and now they are going to do further tests to try to pinpoint exactly what specific disorder he has. What I do know is it has to do with fatty acid processing at least in part and also that it is mitochondrial in nature. Hopefully we'll get a formal definitive diagnosis without a muscle biopsy. At least that is more likely now and it has been our prayer and hope in all of this.

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