Q: My question to you is, what are the chances of you having another baby with Jacob’s disorder?
A: Trisomy 18 is a chromosomal defect that is spontaneous. When a full t-18 baby is conceived, it takes 1 chromosome from each parent (2 chromosome total) on each strand except for the 18th which they take 2 from one parent and 1 from the other….over achiever! There is no greater risk for our future children…..they do add a 1% chance for statistic purposes but the reality is there is no greater chance than the next person. It is not something carried in our genes.
Q: Did you ever find out/know if Jacob had cystic fibrosis?
A: No we did not. We did not test him any further than the newborn screening because at the time, he was showing no effects and we were treating him as symptoms of illnesses appeared. We opted out of any test that we did not feel necessary for treating him at that time.
Q: When will we get to see the last photo shoot you blogged about? Your photographer did a great job with the first ones and I always love new Jacob (and company) photos. I went to her site but it said you need a password/login.
A: These photos are included in a slideshow that will be shown at his celebration service. After this time, they will be available to view on the blog along with the slideshow. We included her site for those of you in our area who would like to take advantage of her marvelous services.....if you watch her slide show on her main page you can see a sneak peak of a new photo of Jonathan as well as the older photo of Jacob in my hands....we're famous :)
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