Friday, December 14, 2012


When Levi was born, he had some markers that suggested a genetic disorder.  A blood sample was sent to Seattle for testing to indicate if Levi had any missing or extra chromosomes.

We waited a week for the results.  A week is a long time when it’s between you and knowing what life holds in store for your baby.

The results came back normal.

Another blood sample was sent even farther away for a Micro-array-based comparative genomic hybridization.  This test zoomed in on Levi’s chromosomes and look for the duplications or deletion of pieces.

The wait for the CGH array was supposed to be six to eight weeks, but we didn’t have to wait that long.

The results came back normal.

And although we would have welcomed Levi into our family regardless of the results, we breathed a sigh of relief.


Nick and Brent said...

What a blessing! So happy to hear about positive results on tests...I think you probably have enough stress and concerns you are dealing with already.

The Rudstroms said...

That's wonderful news! That boy will be loved no matter what but I understand wishing for the results to be normal.